Staying Found Part Two: I go to the woods to lose my mind … NOT my way!

The advent of GPS navigation tools has made easy for us to find our way in just about any terrain. But what happens when your navigation device batteries die, dense fog interferes with its connection, or it gets lost or damaged in the backcountry? This is part two of a two-part workshop to help you polish up on your navigation skills using a map and compass. This session will focus on reading a topo map and using it in conjunction with a compass.  Those who attend will receive an orienteering challenge after the class to practice and test your new skill! Those who did not attend Staying Found Part One, are still welcome to join us. You may benefit from checking out last week’s session before hand.

This event is part of our Virtual Outings seriesJoin us on September 3rd, 2020 at 7:30 PM.

You will need to download and print this map here (Panthertown Map) and you will need a Baseplate Compass in hand for this workshop. 

In addition, there are two treasure hunt worksheets! You can find the French Park Treasure Hunt and California Woods Treasure Hunt in the links.

See the final presentation for this event Staying Found Part 2.

The speakers for this event will be: 

Nancy Ball who has been backpacking and leading trips to destinations around the world since 2005. She recently launched Summit Trek & Travel, planning and leading adventure trips close to home and across the globe.

Barry Randall, who has been camping and backpacking for the past 50+ years. He is currently the chairperson for the Miami Group Sierra Club Outings, where we plan and lead a variety of outdoor adventures, including backpacking, for all skill levels.

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