Loading Events

« All Events

Summer Navigation with a Map and Compass

June 15, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Register Now

Are You Ready to Find Yourself in Summer?

$135- TRTA Members, $150- TRTA Non-Members

Course Description:

Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for a day in the classroom and field to learn basic map and compass skills in the beautiful Tahoe summer. This course will teach you one of the most basic and essential outdoor skills- navigation without relying on modern technology. Students can expect an informative morning in the classroom with coached learning, and then the group will move outdoors for hands-on practice in the field. Objectives include map nomenclature and learning the meaning of contour lines, compass basics, and orienteering to find one’s position.

Maps have stood the test of time and are still pertinent today. The Babylonians created and used one of the oldest surviving maps to this day, and the Chinese Han Dynasty used magnetic compasses as early as 206 BC. The birth of the smartphone and personal global positioning systems (GPS) have not outdated the centuries-old navigation skill by map and compass. The earth’s magnetic field will never run out of battery!

Click here for more information and to register.


June 15, 2024
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Tahoe Rim Trail Association
(775) 298-4485
View Organizer Website