Intro to Map and Compass / Land Navigation: Trail U 910

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Please join us for the very first of the fall series of Trail Conference workshops at Spillian's in Fleischmanns, led by Will Soter, Catskills Region 3 Trails Co-chair and co-owner of Upstate Adventure Guides.

This course will introduce students to basic land navigation skills including blaze, map and compass use — we’ll start inside at Spillian and then use the trails the Trail Conference has helped to create on Spillian's 33 acres of forest.  By the end of the afternoon, you will gain the ability to understand blazes and contour lines as well as understand triangulation and how to orient a map.  No previous experience is necessary and all are welcome to attend to learn about the Trail Conference and our stewardship of the trails and lean-tos in the Catskill Park.

This workshop is part of a series of workshops and work trips that will be held at Spillian in Fleischmanns, a partner with the Trail Conference and center for Trail U workshops for the central and southern Catskills.  Ongoing workshops and work trips will provide trail skills and help rehabilitate and improve a network of former carriage roads and trails on the property that will be open to the public for hiking.

Workshop Date: 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
1 day
Spillian, 50 Todd Mountain Road in Fleischmanns, NY
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Catskill Mountains - Southern & Central Regions
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Cut Off Date and Time: 
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:00
Membership Required?: 
Jeff Senterman
Will Soter
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[email protected]
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