Learn how to read a map and compass! No need to follow your GPS! Join us outside for a day of getting un-lost.
By the end of the day you'll be able to find north without a compass (or GPS), match the terrain around you to the map, use a compass to orient the map to north, and tell your friends what the squiggly lines on a topo map mean! Phew, that is a lot to cover, but are we ever going to have fun!
All fitness levels are welcome on this trip. It is an easy hike at about 7km with 150m of elevation gain. The focus of the course will be on brain power, not physical endurance. We spend a short section, 300m, travelling through relatively open bush.
Compass with adjustable declination. Here are two suggestions if you do not already own an appropriate compass:
Pencil and paper (optional)
Bear spray (optional)
Spend three day hiking in the mountain wilderness. Explore while perfecting your map and compass skills. We will cross rivers, travel through alpine passes, and see alpine lakes. This will be a true adventure!