Wilderness Navigation Workshop Paradise Meadows Trailhead Map

Wilderness Navigation 2

Location: Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre at Paradise Meadows
Difficulty: Intermediate – Advanced
Duration: 2 days
Time: 0900 h – 1700 h
Cost: $225 CAD per participant
Dates: Apr 14-15, 2018
Location: Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre at Paradise Meadows
Difficulty: Intermediate – Advanced
Duration: 2 days
Time: 0900 h – 1700 h
Cost: $225 CAD per participant
Dates: May 5-6, 2018
Location: Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre at Paradise Meadows
Difficulty: Intermediate – Advanced
Duration: 2 days
Time: 0900 h – 1700 h
Cost: $225 CAD per partcipant
Dates: Jun 2-3, 2018

Route Planning
• Objectives
• Hazards
• Alternative plans

Map Basics
• Types of maps
• Scale
• Legends
• Colour codes
• Contour lines
• Terrain features
• Grid references
• Coordinate systems

Compass Basics
• Parts
• Declination
• Bearings

Route Finding
• Terrain management
• Macro-terrain vs micro-terrain
• On-trail vs off-trail
• Avoiding hazards

Navigation with Map and Compass
• Using a map in the field
• Recognizing terrain features
• Determining position
• Operating a compass
• Taking a bearing in the field

Additional Navigation Tools
• Altimeter
• GPS
• Smartphone apps

Advanced Route Planning
• Digital mapping tools
• CalTopo
• Google Earth Pro
• Geospatial PDFs
• Super overlays
• Plotting markers and lines
• Route cards

Advanced Navigation Techniques
• Advanced compass operation
• Intermediate objectives
• Back bearings
• Navigating around obstacles
• Advanced GPS operation
• Whiteout and nighttime navigation
• Natural navigator

Prerequisites
Trip Planning OR Wilderness Navigation 1 OR previous wilderness navigation experience

Required Supplies
• Map (92F/11)
• Compass with declination adjustment
• Notebook
• Pencil
• Personal hiking gear
• Snacks and drinks

Optional Supplies
• GPS (dedicated or smartphone)
• Smartphone GPS apps
• Altimeter watch

Recommended Reading
• Burns B. & M. Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter, & GPS. 3rd ed. Mountaineers Books. 2015. www.mountaineersbooks.org