On Saturday, April 25th, GMARA & the Outing Club at Vermont Tech will host a navigation clinic in Randolph, Vermont, on the VTC campus. This is a great opportunity to learn for the first time or brush up on your skills.
Meet at Vermont Tech in front of the Administrative Center (Number One on this map.) at 1:00 p.m.. We’ll start with some instruction on reading a topographic map, making safe navigation decisions, and using a compass where appropriate (hint: not as often as you’d think!) After that, we’ll head out into the woods to practice – there’s no better way to learn than actually doing.
The clinic should last about ~3.5 hours, although you can leave earlier if needed. If you have a compass, feel free to bring it. If not, we’ll have plenty of extras on hand. Be prepared for the weather and have some water as well.
If you plan on coming, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure we have enough copies of the map. Thanks!
VTC President Dan Smith (on right) & team discussing the map at the 2013 Bitter Pill adventure race in Vermont: