Saturday, August 31, 2013

Using a Compass

Although the books and Youtube videos all say that the Appalachian trail is well marked and that it would take an idiot to get lost on it, I find the thought of hiking 2,000 plus miles without a map and compass a bit foolish.
So, I bought a compass and watched a few Youtube videos on how to use it.
Ya, right.
This is not something I feel comfortable relying on the Internet for, though many people believe that if it's on the Internet, it must be true.
With that in mind, I have signed up for a one day class in October through REI on how to use a compass and map.
Might be fun.  Might be daunting.
Couldn't hurt.

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