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Introduction to Map- and Compass-Skills Course - $39/person

L.L. Bean Tyson's Corner Outing Group
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Feb 10 9:00AM - 12:00PM

This three-hour course is just what you need to confidently navigate through the outdoors.

Prerequisite: None

Activity level: Easy

Minimum age: 10 (14 and under with parent or guardian)

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A great course for individuals new to navigating with a compass. Our map and compass course will introduce you to the techniques and tools for navigating your way through the wilderness.

You'll start with a detailed look at the components of a topographical map. We will practice with a map of the local area. Our experts will explain the importance of contour and meridian lines for navigation, and how to read a map legend to locate landmarks.

You will learn the components of a handheld compass and how to use and trust the compass. You will learn how to obtain a bearing from the map and convert it to magnetic from true and what declination is.

Your instructor will also discuss declination (magnetic north vs. true north), and its importance in navigating with a map and compass. You'll also learn how to download online topographical maps from the U.S. Geological Service.

All necessary navigation aids (map & compass) are provided.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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