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Map Reading & Compass Class
August 29, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Do your adventures take you to remote areas where all you have is your own wits and training to rely on? Or do you prefer to keep your adventures closer to home by heading to your favorite local trail? In either case wilderness navigation skills will greatly enrich your experience by giving you the confidence to successfully head into the backcountry and return home safely. Join former Army Infantry officer Scott Fisher learning the dying art of how to read a topo map and use a compass to successfully navigate in the wild. The first part of this comprehensive and fun hands-on class will be spent in a classroom setting reviewing the features of a map and compass before progressing to terrain association, navigational techniques and route selection. After completing the classroom portion we will move outside to apply your new skills during a mild to moderate hike in one of Northeast Tennessee’s beautiful outdoor areas. Maps and compasses provided. No experience necessary. Ages 12+.
Map & Compass feedback: “Thoroughly enjoyed your Map Reading/Land Navigation class; great content & dynamic presentation style! Masterful in fitting prolific content to the relative needs of students!” – John B.