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Date Tuesday  4/9/2019
Group Boulder
Event Title Wilderness Navigation, Boulder Group
Start Time 6:30 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Approved
Leader Nelson Tamplin
Group Price $48.00
NonGroup Price $48.00
Leader Price $48.00
Available Participants 8
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Room 300, Wolf Law Building, CU Law School, Boulder CO 80305

Room 305 on 4/16/2019 for second lecture. 

For more info Contact

Nelson Tamplin,



Lectures: 4/9 & 4/16 6:30-9:00 PM
Field Trip: 4/20 or 4/21 all day

 Finding your way with a topographical map and compass is fundamental to finding the locations you seek in the wilderness. Having this ability is important for avoiding difficulties and handling changes in plans. This course will describe how to recognize terrain, select routes, identify your location, and navigate. It will describe features of maps including contour lines, symbols, and coordinate systems. The course also will demonstrate techniques for using a map and compass together to adjust for declination, to find and follow bearings, and navigate in adverse conditions. All who travel in the backcountry, including users of electronic devices for navigation, will be able to travel more assuredly and effectively with knowledge from this course.
   Please be flexible whether you go Saturday or Sunday (groups need to be arranged to fit within limits). The field trip date for each person should be ready about 12 April. 
Prerequisites: None, but it is highly recommended that students have taken the course Hiking and Survival Essentials.
    Please do not sign up unless you can attend all meetings. No refund within two weeks of first class meeting unless a person on the wait list is able to sign up for the class. $10 handling fee for  refunds.

   People who have registered will be sent an email with information about the meeting location. Please be sure the email address in your membership record is correct. If you do not hear by three days in advance of the course, please contact


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