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Backcountry Navigation with a Map and Compass

Backcountry Navigation with a Map and Compass

Regular price $129.00 USD
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Activity location

China Camp State Park, Marin County: Village Beach

During this class, our instructors will help you understand a topographic map, proper use of your compass, and how to put the two together. You'll learn about magnetic north, true north, and magnetic variation (declination). After covering these fundamentals, you'll get time to practice taking a bearing from the terrain and your map so that you can make sense of your position and plan a route. This engaging course is a great introduction to outdoor navigation and map reading! Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start time listed and come prepared with personal snacks and water. Participants under 18 must be accompanied registered adult.

  •  Confidently comprehend a topographic map
  •  Learn to calculate declination
  •  Use a compass to take a bearing, plot your position on a map, and develop a route plan.

Bring to class:


  •  Closed toed shoes
  •  Daypack - Large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  •  Personal Prescription Medications - Including, but not limited to, epinephrine auto-injectors for anaphylactic allergies.
  •  Snacks
  •  Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  •  Water Bottle
  •  Weather Appropriate Clothing - Moisture wicking synthetic or wool layers to help keep you comfortable and/or dry.


  •  Face Covering(s) - Masks should be two or more layers and fit snugly under the chin and over the nose and mouth. Please come prepared with more than one as your primary mask may get wet and no longer be functional.
  •  Insect Repellant
  •  Notebook and Pen or Pencil
  •  Personal Compass
  •  Sunglasses

Gear provided:

  •  Compass
  •  Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  •  Maps - Local course area maps.

More directions and information

Pay $5 at the pay station in the village. Meet us at the south end of the beach near the green shack.

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