Backcountry 101 - Map & Compass - Feb12
The purpose of this clinic is to introduce members to topographical maps, compasses and their use in backcountry navigation.
By the end of the session, participants will:
◾Be familiar with topographic maps, the features that distinguish them from other types of maps and the reasons they are ideal for backcountry navigation.
Understand the following concepts/symbols on a topographic map:
◾Basic color/terrain indicators
◾Understand the features basic to all compasses, as well as additional features that may be desirable in a compass intended for backcountry navigation.