LAKE PLACID, New York ??вЂќ The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) will offer a two-day map and compass workshop on October 22-23, 2005 at the Heart Lake Program Center at the Adirondak Loj. The course will be a great refresher or a good place to learn the basics of map and compass skills. The first day will be an introduction to the fundamentals of map reading, compass use, triangulation, and identification of terrain features. On day two, participants will put their new-found skills to the test with a half-day guided bushwhack in the Heart Lake area. You’ll go home with much more confidence in your ability to use a map and compass when it really counts.
The price of the workshop is $86 for members of ADK and $95 for non-members and includes instruction, materials, and snowshoe use if necessary. Participants are required to dress for the weather and bring their own lunch. To register, call ADK at (518) 523-3441. For more information visit www.adk.org or call (518) 523-3480.