Back Country Navigation with Garmin GPS Handhelds

Date and Time

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - Sunday, June 3, 2018


AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.


Increase your confidence and ability to use your Garmin GPS handheld device to explore terrain and navigate off trail. Learn how to configure and utilize your Garmin GPS device, how to record tracks and waypoints, and how to manage this information on your computer. Improve your map and compass skills, and become familiar with how these skills dovetail with your use of a GPS device. And apply these skills as you bushwhack to a trailess peak! This workshop is for adult hikers who are looking to gain the skills and confidence to "bushwhack" off-trail. The ideal participant already owns a Garmin handheld device and would like some guided support in learning how to use it. Hiking off-trail is more difficult and physically demanding than hiking to trailed peaks. Thus, participants signing up for this workshop must have good stamina and current hiking fitness, able to hike 6+ hikes, with a pack, over difficult terrain.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $120 member / $130 non-member
*Saturday workshop; Saturday lunch, social and dinner; co-ed lodging at the Shapleigh Bunkhouse; Sunday breakfast



Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

New Hampshire


Wait Listed

Nearby AMC Destination

Highland Center at Crawford Notch


Moderate to Strenuous


Adults (18+)


Beth Zimmer has been teaching AMC NH Chapter Navigation workshops (GPS, bushwhacking, and map & compass) for a number of years. In addition, she is presently the AMC NH Excursions Committee Co-Chair. She has completed the NEHH, NH200 and in Fall 2017, she completed her Redline.


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Larry has completed the 67 New England 4,000 footers in three seasons and the 48 NH 4,000 footers in the Winter including all of them in one winter season, Larry is an active hiker and is over 75% compete with the Grid and is always working on other lists. Larry enjoys teaching others and is the Director of the NH Winter Hiking Series and instructs at the AMC NH Winter and Spring Workshops. Larry also actively maintains trails during the summer.