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Land Navigation Map and Compass / GPS


with Maine's Outdoor Learning Center, Capt. John Rogers & Tami Rogers

Calendar Sep 29, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Have you ever had the desire to get off the beaten path and explore the woods and waters on your own or with a friend or do some backcountry hikes to "get away from it all" but were concerned about getting lost? Then join us to learn to travel accurately off-trail with complete confidence. This class will provide basic training in standard navigation methods and present day modern GPS navigation technology. Handbook is given the first day of class.

Some of the Topics covered: • Accurate and effective map reading • Plotting positions on the map should you become “lost” • GPS overview • Understanding and plotting map coordinates • Initializing and calibrating your GPS so it works properly • Declination: true, grid, and magnetic north • Saving and editing locations in your GPS • Navigating in poor visibility • Navigate accurately to distant targets  • Entering desired positions into your GPS • Avoiding common GPS mistakes.  Our job is to see that you feel comfortable and confident using a map and compass anywhere and to give you the knowledge you need to use your GPS competently and confidently wherever you go.

Instructors: Registered Maine Guides - Greg J. Sarnacki and Reandy McEwan

Saturday, 9/29, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Camp William HinDs, Taber Retreat

Fee: $125

Suggested Compass: Silva Ranger CL with flip top cover mirror, aiming sites, and increments of 2. Cost is about $49. Or the Silva Explorer /Guide (under $20) Suggested (optional) GPS: Garmin eTrax (10, 20, 30) Both may be purchased at Cabela’s.

The Maine Bucket List: Baxter & Katahdin


with Chris Toy

Calendar Sep 23, 2018 at 10:30 am, runs for 1 week

The Maine Bucket List: Baxter Park and Mt. Katahdin with Chris Toy

Mt. Katahdin is #2 on National Geographic’s top 10 summits worldwide! Check Baxter Park and Mt. Katahdin off your bucket list (weather permitting!) AND enjoy great camp cooking with Registered Maine Guide and chef Chris Toy for 3 days, Sunday, September 23 – Tuesday, September 25. There will be a required meeting one month before the trip. This is a strenuous trip requiring uphill hiking for 6 hours at a stretch carrying a backpack weighing at least 12 lbs. Please note: Our group will stay together for the whole trip. We will gain the summit as a team or no one will.

Price: $175 (includes Registered Maine Guide, camping fees, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, and 1 lunch). Transportation is not included. 

For more information on how to register, please email Kelli at or call 207-865-6171.

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