Many hikers have become reliant on their gps unit or their smartphone to navigate in the mountains. They work great until they don’t, then you’re up a creek without a paddle unless you have these millenia old tools. They only weigh a couple of ounces, so don’t be concerned about adding to your burden. They are among the most valuable tools you will carry. Knowing how to use them can save your day, or even save your life.
CMC Board member Will Soter is a NYSDEC licensed guide. This free hands on Map and Compass class will cover the basics of reading a map, plotting a course on a map, following a course in the field, recording a path of travel, and locating yourself on the map.
Participants should bring a baseplate compass.
Leader: Will Soter
Bring: good hiking shoes, baseplate compass, water.
Group size is limited to 20, so register early.
Registration required: by July 12.
To register: contact Will at firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: Meet at the Palmer Hill trailhead located between Margaretville and Andes, just off SR 28 on Finkle Rd.