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Outdoor Skills: Map and Compass Day Workshop

Date and Time

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Location

New Hampshire, White Mountains, NH,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.




(best time to call: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm)

Overview

This one day Map and Compass 101 in the "Outdoor Basics" series is designed for hikers seeking to gain skills in map reading and compass use. The course will offer one day of indoor and outdoor classroom instruction on the basics of using a map and compass. ITINERARY The following is a general schedule and is subject to change based on weather, trail conditions, and group abilities. Saturday 9:00am Classroom Session- Basics of Navigation 12:00 pm Sit down lunch 1:00pm-4 pm Field exercises using map & compass Program Highlights •Combination of classroom instruction and field time practicing skills •Multiple hands on activities offered throughout the day •Skills learned will include: oBasic map reading. Covers types of map, common map features, and what to look for when purchasing a map. oOrienting a map using compass and using land features oBasic compass use. Instruction on basic features of the compass, how to shoot bearings and follow bearings over distance. Covers types of compass and what to look for when purchasing a compass. oLocating yourself in the wilderness using map and compass and land features

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $99 member / $109 non-member
*Rates include guided instruction and lunch.

Past participants say...

•"Very educational….very effective, I now understand more of how to use a compass." Christina, participant, 2015 •"Perfect balance of classroom and application. The guides were awesome leaders and instructors." Ruth, participant, 2015

Driving Directions


Driving Directions to Highland Center at Crawford Notch and Shapleigh Bunkhouse Address to enter into GPS: U.S. 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03595 (44.22° N, 71.41° W) From Greater Boston Area: 1. Take I-93 North to NH Exit 35 toward Rt. 3 North. 2. Take Rt. 3 North for 10 miles. 3. Turn right onto Rt. 302 East and continue 8.3 miles to Highland Center, located on right side of road. Or 1. Take I-95 North to NH Rt. 16 North (NH exit 4) 2. Follow 16 North to 302/16 Junction in Glen, NH. 3. Turn right onto Rt. 302 West. Follow for 15.8 miles to Highland center, located on left side of road. From Portland, ME: 1. Take Rt. 302 West approximately 90 miles to Highland Center, located on the left side of the road. From Montreal: 1. Take AutoRt. 10 East to AutoRt. 55 South (north of Magog). 2. Take AutoRt. 55 South to I-91 South (at US/Canada line). 3. Take I-91 South to I-93 South (VT Exit 19). 4. Take I-93 South for 22.2 miles to Rt. 302 East (NH Exit 40). 5. Take Rt. 302 East to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. From New York City (and Hartford, CT, or western MA): 1. Take I-95 North to I-91 North (Exit 48). 2. Take I-91 North through MA and VT to Rt. 302 East (VT Exit 17). 3. Take Rt. 302 East to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. Approximate driving times and mileage to Crawford Notch: • From Boston, 160 miles, three hours. • From Portland, 90 miles, two and a half hours. • From New York City, 360 miles, seven hours. • From Montreal, 175 miles, three hours and a half hours.

map and compass

Activity

Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Wait Listed

Nearby AMC Destination

Highland Center at Crawford Notch

Difficulty

Easy-Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Contact




AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories