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Introduction to Map & Compass Class at Fountainhead

During this field outing at Fountainhead Regional Park, REI instructors will teach you how to read contour lines, landmarks and other map features.

Date(s):

Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:00 am

Overview:

During this field outing, we'll help you see three dimensions of the land in the two dimensions of a topographic map by teaching you how to read contour lines, landmarks and other map features. We'll also talk about magnetic north, true north, and magnetic variation (declination), and help you make sense of it all. From there, you'll learn how to take a bearing from the terrain and your map so that you can triangulate your position and plan a route. Maps and compasses will be provided. $65 for members; $85 for nomembers. More information and registration.

Learn how to read topographic lines and other basic features on a map
Learn how to orient a map to match the environment both with and without a compass
Learn basic compass features and how to utilize the map with a compass
Learn how to plot your current position on your map
Use a map & compass to navigate to new locations
Build confidence in your navigation skills.

Location:

10871 Hampton Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

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