Backcountry 101 - Map & Compass

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  • Date
    Tuesday, 13 February, 2018
  • Time
    From 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm PST
  • Organizer
    MEC Langley
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Langley
    6121 200th St.
    Langley, BC

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:

◾Contour lines

◾Basic color/terrain indicators

◾Scale

◾Declination

◾Projection

◾Latitude/Longitude grid

◾UTM grid

◾Understand the features basic to all compasses, as well as additional features that may be desirable in a compass intended for backcountry navigation.