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GPS Navigation Techniques
Desert Institute

Categorized as: Nature & Outdoors
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Learn how to use your Global Positioning System (GPS) device with Dave Pylman in the Mojave Desert of Joshua Tree National Park. GPS units grow in popularity each year, but GPS technology can be challenging for beginners use! On Saturday, Pylman will teach participants GPS basics including how to navigate through the myriad of menus, options, and features found on their devices. Sunday, the class will move to field, focusing on hands-on learning experiences through practical exercises. And, on Monday you will be putting it all together in a day-long wilderness navigation exercise by designing a route to a remote destination and hiking to that destination using your GPS Participants will pinpoint their location, mark waypoints, plot courses and create routes in the wilderness of the park. Don’t miss this interactive class and the knowledge to add GPS technology to your navigation toolbox! Participants need to provide their own Garmin GPS devices. Please review the course outline for the list of acceptable devices for the calss and contact us for questions on GPS units. Saturday, October 11, 9 am – 4 pm, Sunday, October 12, 9am – 4 pm, Monday, October 13, 9 am – 4 pm

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