Land Navigation 101 

August 9, 2013

This comprehensive course will familiarize participants with the proper use of map and compass 
when navigating in wilderness environments. Topics include reading topographic maps, compasses, 
measuring and following bearings, creating trip plans, "improvised" navigation, and more. 


The workshop will commence at 8:30am and conclude at 4:30pm, beginning at the Mount Washington Observatory
Weather Discovery Center, located at 2779 White Mountain Highway in North Conway, NH.  

This eight-hour course will spend the first four hours in the classroom and the second four hours in the field.


The fee for members of Observatory is $95 and $125 for non-members.  
This fee includes instruction and associated materials.  


To reserve your spot, please contact Mount Washington Observatory Director of Education Michelle Cruz at
(800) 706-0432, ext 225 or 
Space is limited, so advance reservations are strongly encouraged.  Class size is restricted to 12 people
to insure plenty of hands on instruction and supervision by the educator.  
A minimum of six participants is needed for this course to run.


No refunds will be issued after August 1. 

Physical Requirements

Participants should be in good physical condition and able to hike uphill for 2+ hours and carry a light
daypack. Closed toe footwear required (no flip flops). 
For the safety of all concerned, those who are not in good physical condition or not properly clothed 
will NOT be allowed to participate on the field trip portion of the workshop,and refunds will NOT be possible.

Gear Requirements


1 liter water


Comfortable hiking clothes (cotton not recommended)

Rain jacket or water resistant wind breaker

Hiking shoes or boots


Bug repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses

Provided by Course Instructor:

Maps, compasses and worksheets 

A special discount of 20% off full price will be available for in-store purchases at the local North Conway
Eastern Mountain Sports store on the day before, day of, and day after the course. 
To utilize this discount, you must register for the course in advance. 
Then, provide your name to the cashier during the days that reflect your course registration.


Participants will provide their own transportation to and from field locations. 
We do encourage participants to carpool.


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