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Map Reading & Natural Navigation (2 day class)

February 29

February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

9:00am - 4:00pm

In a world that relies heavily on GPS and Google Maps, the ability to navigate in the outdoors is becoming rarer and rarer. Join Earth Native for a weekend of land navigation that will give you the tools that you need to navigate any landscape successfully using map and compass and natural navigation methods.

The first day of class will be focused on map reading, using a compass with a map and natural navigation methods. On the second day, students will get to test out their new skills navigating through a land navigation course.

At the end of this class students will be able to read and use topographic maps, navigate landscapes with map and compass and using UTM grid coordinates, using triangulation to find your unknown location on a map when you can see a known point in the distance, measure straight and curved line distance on a map, measure distance while hiking utilizing an established pace count, and navigate and remain oriented using natural methods like the sun, stars, wind, and other landscape features.

Participants must be physically fit enough to navigate several miles across uneven, wooded terrain.
Class is open to age 13 and up, but those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am
March 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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Earth Native Wilderness School
(512) 299-8870
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Earth Native Wilderness School – Woodview Lane entrance
137 Woodview Lane
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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(512) 299-8870
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