For those who want to learn the basics of the navigational skills using a map or a compass, the REI Outdoor School, 1938 Sumner in Kennewick, Washington will be having Map and Compass Navigation Basics Class on Thursday, July 23 from 7:15 to 8:30 in the evening.
About the Map and Compass Navigation Basics Class
The class will teach their students the different parts of a compass and how to read a topographic map including how to use them both in tandem. Through the basics of triangulation, you will be able to pinpoint your current location and then by following a bearing you will be able to navigate to new locations. With the use of the topographic map, the in-store class will teach students how to plan routes. This is a hands-on class with some lecture components with which both maps and compasses are all provided by the school. You can also bring your own if you want. This class may also be held outdoors depending on the weather conditions. Please dress accordingly.
The cost is $30 for REI members and $50 for non-member.
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