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“How-To” Navigate with Map and Compass

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Saturday, October 22 – Sunday, October 23, 2016 “How-To” Navigate with Map and Compass

Yucca Valley, CA – Do you want the confidence to explore the desert and not get lost? Outdoor specialist, Misha Askren will teach participants how to navigate using a map and compass in this two-day hands-on field class. Participants will learn the basics of topography, map reading, and the history of navigation during the Saturday classroom and field exercises, and then spend half day Sunday in the field. Misha will teach simple and straightforward map and compass skills separately and then combine them in a route-finding adventure in the wilderness of Joshua Tree National Park. These orientation techniques are potentially lifesaving skills that will allow participants to explore the wilderness and, most importantly, find their way back home. No previous experience with compass or topo maps is needed. Sign up soon, as the class is limited to 12.

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