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Map, Compass and GPS navigation training Noodle in The Badlands
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Saturday, February 20, 2005, 9AM to 3PM, Bob's FREE Navigation Noodle® in the Badlands, no matter what the weather!
This is a FREE field exercise for folks who have learned a bit about modern land navigation techniques with map, compass and "optional" GPS. For photos of a previous Noodle go to Jim Witty wrote about a Noodle for The Bulletin: Limited to 10 people. You must Reserve a place!

Call Bob Speik at 385-0445 for your Reservation, the location of the meeting place and a detailed Prospectus.



Shown above is a screen print of Garmin's MapSource computer program. These maps are the only maps that can be uploaded to the Garmin GPS models.
The map scale (detail) is "comparable" to the USGS standard for 1:100,000 map scale. The ten western states are contained on one CD.
Note that the program is set to the highest scale (detail).


Shown above is a screen print from the $99.00 Maptech Terrain Navigator computer program for the State of Oregon.
This program offers exact copies of the base maps of the United States made by the USGS. These maps are 1:24,000 map scale (detail).
(Eight CDs are needed to contain just the detail of the 1,900 Quad topo maps for the state of Oregon only!) We suggest you purchase the $99.00 Map Tech Terrain Navigator program (shown here) or the $99.00 National Geographic TOPO program for your State and a simple $99.00 Garmin eTrex H and a $25.00 cable, or a $175.00 Garmin Venture HC, if you need a USB cable connection for your computer. The Venture HC has a base road map of the entire United States, however you need to spend another $99.00 for the Garmin Map Source program which offers up-loadable maps to your GPS two inch screen at less than 1:100,000 detail.

Don't forget the declination adjustable base plate compass $30.00 Suunto M3 and the skills to use these together!




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  Climbing Together
  Following the Leader
  The Mountaineers' Rope
  Basic Responsibilities       Cuatro Responsabiliades Basicas de Quienes Salen al Campo
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  Our Leader's Guidelines:
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  Sign-in Agreements, Waivers and Prospectus     This pdf form will need to be signed by you at the trail head
  Sample Prospectus    Make sure every leader tells you what the group is going to do; print a copy for your "responsible person"
  Participant Information Form    This pdf form can be printed and mailed or handed to the Leader if requested or required
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