Fwd: GPS 101 August 7
- I wish I was going to be in town for this. Somebody go and tell me how
Derrick says he's going to offer this again maybe in September.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Derrick Wright <dcwright@...>
> Date: July 30, 2004 10:23:43 AM CDT
> To: instructor@...
> Subject: GPS 101 August 7
> Below are the details for the GPS 101 class coming up next Saturday,
> August 7, from 9am until 2pm. It is important to note that you will
> need to bring your own GPS unit, as we will start with discussing map
> and compass navigation, and then transition to setting up your GPS for
> cross-country navigation. During the field exercise, you will be
> required to alternately navigate with map and compass, then map and
> GPS. This is a great class for anyone who has just purchased a new
> GPS, or else has been carrying one for awhile without a clear
> understanding of how it relates to map-and-compass navigation.
> If you have any questions, or would like to sign up, please let me
> know. Space is limited.
> See you out there!
> Derrick Wright
> The Terrain Association
> WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 9am-2pm
> WHAT: GPS101
> WHERE: Barton Creek Wilderness Park
> COST: $65/person
> WHAT TO EXPECT: This class teaches integration of GPS with two other
> critical navigation tools--the map and compass. Class includes two
> hours of classroom instruction covering maps, compasses, the methods
> of cross-country navigation, route planning, and GPS setup and use.
> The field exercise involves the group negotiating a cross-country
> course with all three tools. The vegetation is comprised
> predominantly of cedar, and the terrain is hilly and rocky. The
> inclement weather plan is to bring a rain jacket and a change of
> clothes. As a side note, there are no restroom facilities out there.
> WHAT TO BRING: Long pants, sturdy boots or shoes, thick cotton or
> wool socks, hat, sunscreen, 2-3 liters of water (I will have a
> resupply available), snacks, day pack, rain jacket, compass
> (orienteering-type as opposed to lensatic), GPS unit. No dogs,
> HOW TO GET THERE: The classroom and practice area are at the Barton
> Creek Wilderness Park, on the west side of Mopac between the creek and
> Highway 360. If you are approaching from the north on southbound
> Mopac, take the 360 North exit, and stay on the feeder until you get
> to the light. Proceed through the light (stay in the right lane), and
> continue on the Mopac feeder until you see the on-ramp that feeds back
> onto Mopac south. Park on the right shoulder. You will see two
> orange-and-white nylon markers hanging in the tree line. If you make
> it to the main trail entrance (Twin Falls), or else where the feeder
> loops back under Mopac, you have gone too far. If you have any
> questions about the location or directions, please let me know. Try
> to get there a few minutes early, as I would like to move into the
> woods right at 9:00.