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Staying Found in the Backcountry with Map, Compass and GPS
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With Robert Speik of www.TraditionalMountaineering.org:
Staying Found in the Backcountry with Map, Compass and GPS
Saturday, to be announced, 2008, 9AM to about noon at The Environmental Center in downtown Bend Oregon
You just can’t stay found with GPS alone!
You need the right map and a compass too. But how do you use them together, for
a day hike, a backpack, a hunt or a mountain bike adventure?
We will learn about USGS Quad maps ($7) and affordable TOPO map computer programs ($99) that help you print your own small maps. Free Forest Service maps at Trail Heads have UTM Grid lines and give you important locations in UTM NAD27 coordinates. How do you use these maps and grids?
We will learn about how to use a simple base plate Compass, not to just point to North, but to plot a bearing back to car or camp using the compass on the map as a simple protractor
A simple Garmin eTrex H GPS ($99) is just as accurate as a GPS costing $650. There are just five basic GPS pages needed to find your way, to find a location on the map and to plot the way back along trails, traces and contours. Those participants with a GPS will learn how to set up their own unit and use these pages.
Our proprietary Power Point program covers all the information. With a five page Workbook, we will work in pairs and threes on drills and real life situations. Handouts include an eleven page printed summary too. We provide the topo maps; you can work with your compass and GPS or try ours.
In fairness to all, you must Reserve a place. Class size is limited. Cost per student is a $35.00 fee benefiting www.TraditionalMountaineering.org.
For information call Bob at 541-385-0445 or register at info@traditionalMountaineering.org.
Seventeen people braved the snow storms in February. Folks from Klamath Falls understandably could not attend!
Copyright© 2008 by Robert Speik. All Rights Reserved
WARNING - *DISCLAIMER!*
Mountain climbing has inherent dangers that can, only in part, be mitigated
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Geocaching into the Canyon of the Deschutes
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Z21 covers Geocaching
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Geocaching: the thrill of the hunt!
GPS in the news
A GPS and other outdoor gadgets make prized gifts
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Cooking the "navigation noodle"
Lost and Found
Lessons learned from the latest lost Mt. Hood climbers
Lessons learned from the latest lost Christmas tree hunters New rescue services for all American Alpine Club Members
OpEd: Oregon requires electronic communications in the backcountry
Rescue charges in traditional alpine mountaineering
Governor establishes a Search and Rescue Task Force
Oregon Search and Rescue Statutes
Lost hiker in Oregon backcountry found with heat-sensing device in airplane
HB2509 mandates electronic locator beacons on Mt. Hood - climbers' views
Oregon HB 2509 as approved on March 28, 2007
Three hikers and a dog rescued on Mt. Hood
Motorist stuck in snow on backcountry Road 18, phones 911 for rescue
Snow stranded Utah couple leave car and die from hypothermia
What really happened to the three climbers on Mt. Hood?
Two climbers become lost descending Mt. Hood
Missing California family found, dad dies from exposure and hypothermia
Missing man survives two weeks trapped in snow-covered car
Missing snowmobile riders found, Roger Rouse dies from hypothermia
Lost snowmobile riders found, one deceased from hypothermia
Longacre Expeditions teen group rescued from the snowdrifts above Todd Lake
Lost climber hikes 6.5 miles from South Sister Trail to Elk Lake
Hiking couple lost three nights in San Jacinto Wilderness find abandoned gear
Expert skier lost five days in North Cascades without Essentials, map and compass
Climber disappears on the steep snow slopes of Mount McLaughlin
Hiker lost five days in freezing weather on Mount Hood
Professor and son elude search and rescue volunteers
Found person becomes lost and eludes rescuers for five days
Teens, lost on South Sister, use cell phone with Search and Rescue
Lost man walks 27 miles to the highway from Elk Lake Oregon
Snowboarder Found After Week in Wilderness
Searchers rescue hiker at Smith Rock, find lost climbers on North Sister
Girl found in Lane County after becoming lost on hiking trip
Search and rescue finds young girls lost from family group
Portland athlete lost on Mt. Hood
Rescues after the recent snows
Novice couple lost in the woods
Search called off for missing climber Corwin Osborn
Broken Top remains confirmed as missing climber
Ollalie Trail - OSU Trip - Lost, No Map, Inadequate Clothing
About Alpine Mountaineering:
The Sport of Alpine Mountaineering
Following the Leader
The Mountaineers' Rope
Basic Responsibilities Cuatro Responsabiliades Basicas de Quienes Salen al Campo
The Ten Essentials Los Diez Sistemas Esenciales
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Our Volunteer Leader Guidelines
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
Emergency and Incident Report Form Copy and print this form. Carry two copies with your Essentials
Participant and Group First Aid Kit Print this form. Make up your own first aid essentials (kits)
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