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  • Michele Pain
    I wish I was going to be in town for this. Somebody go and tell me how it was. Derrick says he s going to offer this again maybe in September.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 30, 2004
      I wish I was going to be in town for this. Somebody go and tell me how
      it was.
      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
      >
      > Greetings!
      >
      > 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!
      >
      > Regards,
      > Derrick Wright
      > The Terrain Association
      > www.landnav.com
      > 507-2890
      >
      > 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,
      > please.
      >
      > 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.
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