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Fri, May 03


Talcott Mountain State Park

Navigation Tools For The Backpacker: Map & Compass Workshop (5)

Duration: 4 hours

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Navigation Tools For The Backpacker: Map & Compass Workshop (5)
Navigation Tools For The Backpacker: Map & Compass Workshop (5)

Time & Location

May 03, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Talcott Mountain State Park, Summit Ridge Dr, Simsbury, CT 06070, USA

About The Event

Map and compass skills are an important set of tools for any backpacker, day hiker or adventurer. Not only do they help provide a safe and enjoyable experience, but they also open the door for exploration. No matter where you are, a map and compass will not fail you as long as you know how to use it. These navigation tools also don't rely on satellite signal or batteries. In this session we will go over the basics of a map and a compass, use the two to navigate in a beautiful outdoor setting and use them on their own along the New England Trail. We will demystify topics like declination, topo scale, 7.5 min USGS quad maps and a formula to help you time plan your outings more effieciently. You will leave this workshop feeling more confident in navigation and with using these items from your Ten Essentials kit.

Maps and compasses will be provided, though you can bring your own compass if you'd like. Snacks and water are provided too. RSVP Required. An event itinerary will be emailed to all participants with signup confirmation. 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full payment is required to register. Trip cost includes a 15% non-refundable administrative fee. If you cancel more than 14 days prior to your trip's start date you will receive a full refund (less the 15% administrative fee).
  • If you cancel within the preceding 14 days, do not show on the day of your trip, or reschedule within 48 hours, you forfeit your payment.
  • If your program is cancelled due to inclement weather, we can reschedule for a better day, or we can offer a full refund. Please call to discuss weather concerns by noon 2 days prior to your trip if you wish to reschedule. If we experience bad weather locally, we will pro rate your trip on a 50% basis. Trips take place rain, shine or snow.

Please note: The guide always reserves the right to change or suggest alternate objectives based on trip conditions. Sometimes these conditions aren’t apparent until we arrive or are in the middle of the trip. If this occurs we may be forced to turn back. We are always looking to reward our guests with the best experiences. This is left to the judgement of the guide in all circumstances. If time on the trip permits, we may opt to go to another nearby location.

​Gratuities are not included and are always greatly appreciated. The industry standard ranges from 15-20%.


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