Everything you always wanted to know about Map and Compass

Date and Time

Friday, May 3, 2024 7:30PM - Sunday, May 5, 2024 4:30PM


Cardigan Lodge,
New Hampshire, Lakes Region,


Registration is required for this activity.


This small group of participants will spend the entire weekend on map and compass skills. Topics will include: reading the topographic map; learning the parts and design of the compass; using the map to plan a route; identifying all the features to be seen along the way; using compass indoors as protractor to take bearings from the map and plan a route; outside instruction and activities to practice compass skills, putting all the pieces together and laying out a bushwhack route; taking back bearings; triangulation to find you position or identify distant mountains or lakes from a high view point. The group will complete their learning by going out and following the bushwhack route. Also included will be some review of general mountain hiking safety, clothing, equipment. Intended for individuals with high interest in learning map and compass skills. Anticipate hiking as much as 3 miles at a slow pace with occasional uphill grades. This workshop will begin promptly at 7:30pm on Friday evening, ending Sunday afternoon at approximately 4:30pm. Cost is $290members, $310 /non-members and includes lodging, excellent meals, materials, and instruction. Must be 18 years or older to attend. For more information, please contact Director Rick Silverberg (603-4559119) from 7:00-10:30pm.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $290 member / $310 non-member
*2 nights lodging at Cardigan lodge, snack 9:30 pm Friday night, 2 breakfasts, dinner Saturday night, lunch Sunday, training and materials.

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Do Not Follow your GPS Some roads are closed during mud season . We will send you driving directions a week before the session.

Hiking in open  Beach ,Maple woods


Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

New Hampshire



Nearby AMC Destination

Cardigan Lodge




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 7:00 pm -10:30 pm)

AMC trip leader since 1976. Director AMC NH Chapter Winter and Spring school since 1982. Past Chair AMC club wide Outdoor Leadership Development committee. Past Chair NH chapter AMC


(best time to call: 6:00 pm -9:30 pm)