This course is geared toward the recreational traveler who has little or no experience using a GPS and the GPS owner who would like to gain a greater understanding of his/her GPS. Emphasis will be placed on using the receiver with a topographic map. Topics to be covered include: demystifying grids and datum; plotting waypoints at home and in the field; use of GPS with USGS topographic maps; and various GPS functions and limitations of the GPS. All material is provided, and GPS receivers will be available for loan. An understanding of USGS topographic maps is helpful, but is not required. A half-day exercise in Rocky Mountain National Park will be conducted in the morning or afternoon, depending upon weather. By the end of this course, participants will have the knowledge to navigate in the backcountry with greater confidence.
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