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Friday, May 3, 2019

May 9 & 11 - go off trail

 Want to Make Discoveries Off Trail...
and Find Your Way Back?

Map and Compass Workshop
Thursday 6-9 pm and Saturday 9-3,
May 9 & 11
Join WPWA and the Narragansett Chapter of the AMC for a two-part course (Thursday evening for 3 hours and Saturday day for 6 hours) that will teach you how to read and understand maps and use a compass correctly. At the end of this course participants should feel more comfortable with their abilities to plan routes, determine their locations, and come out safely. Safe hiking tips will be included.

Thursday's topics include reading map symbols and contour lines, matching the terrain to the map, taking and using bearings, orienting map and compass, declination, determining your location and planning your route.

Saturday's section will be conducted at Arcadia Management Area in Exeter. It's turkey hunting season, so be sure to wear orange. The morning session will allow participants to practice their new skills and learn other details about taking and using compass bearings. After lunch they will plan and then execute a bushwhack route through the woods.

Instructors include experienced Northern Hikes Leaders from AMC.
 Go to to register.  
This workshop includes two dates:
Thursday, May 9 from 6 to 9 pm and Saturday, May 11, from 9 am to 3 pm.
Price: $25.00/person.
Our Contact Information
Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association
203 Arcadia Road
Hope Valley, RI 02832