Orienteering for Beginners: Map & Compass Basics in RMNP
May 19, 2018
- Location: Rocky Mountain Conservancy — Field Institute
- 1895 Fall River Rd., Estes Park, CO 80517
- Host Organization: Rocky Mountain Conservancy — Field Institute
- Price: $40 per adult age 16+
- From: 12:30 PM to 05:00 PM
- Science & Nature, Special Event
This is intended for the recreational hiker who has little or no experience reading a topographic map or working with a compass.
Topics include: map vintage, next generation of U.S. topography maps by U.S.G.S., map symbology, reading contour lines, recognizing landforms, calculating percent and angle of slope, compass components, taking a compass bearing and correcting for magnetic declination, using a compass to point yourself in an arbitrary direction and correcting for magnetic declination, overland navigation via map and compass and triangulation. All material is provided, and compasses will be available for loan.
This event will combine indoor instruction with outdoor exercise at nearby locations.