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Adventure: Navigation in the Wilderness

October 14, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 14 from 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Jeffrey Ward

$85 Class Fee + $15 Materials Cost = $100 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Start with basic compass work and continue to build your skills by incorporating use of  a topo map and UTM coordinates with advanced compass skills.  Then take the leap to direction finding by navigating by using the sun and other navigation stars along with using nature awareness to maintain direction while moving. Shift your thinking about “lost” by learning to say: “Camper not lost….campsite lost…camper right here.”

If  you have used a map and compass before, then you qualify. Wear hiking footwear and appropriate clothing for the Porkies in October and bring rain wear, a a plastic baseplate compass with orienting arrow and lines inside a rotating capsule, a 12 “ plastic ruler, and food, snacks and water in a day pack. The instructor is a navigation master. See his biography on our “Instructors” page.

Ages 15 and older are welcome. Students younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

20 spaces available; 12 students needed to hold the class.

Questions? Call 906-884-7663 or friendsofporkies@gmail.com

When registering, please include your complete name, mailing address, phone number and email address.


October 14, 2017
October 15, 2017
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Union Bay Campground
107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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