Map & Compass 101 + Excursion (SAVE $10)

Map & Compass 101 + Excursion (SAVE $10)


Save $10 by signing up for both the 101 and the Excursion...It is highly reccomended you attend both of the dates. 

Outdoor Skills School Map & Compass 101 will help you learn to translate the two-dimensional topographical map to the three-dimensional terrain surrounding you. During this classroom session, essential map reading skills will begin as the groundwork, followed by an introduction to the compass, by the end you'll be using these two tools together. By the end of this class you will have the foundational knowledge to put these skills to use on Saturday morning. Weather permitting we'll go up to the rooftop of Rhinegeist and practice Triangulation at the end of the class!


Outdoor Skills School's Map & Compass Excursion will be held at McFarlan Woods. This half day outing will allow you to use the skills learned in Map & Compass 101 in a real outdoor setting. During this 3.5 mile, moderately strenuous hike, we will relate the terrain around us with the topographical map of the area. WIth the use of our compasses and map reading skills we will navigate points that the group plots themselves, prior to beginning the hike. McFarlan Woods is a portion of Mt. Airy Forest, Cincinnati's largest urban park and this is a great way to explore it!

**See additional info below**

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101 Info

  • Class will be from 7p-930p-ish.

  • This indoor portion of the class will be taught at Rhinegeist Brewery in the private conference room that overlooks the newly built Brew House. 

  • Meet in the Taproom near the Water Buffalo & we'll head back to the conference room.

  • There is a small parking lot across the street from the brewery, parking on the street, as well as additional parking at the nearby Findlay Market.

  • 13 years and older, under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian

Excursion Info

  • 13 years and older, under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian

  • Please arrive promptly at the location specified in the email you receive at 745a

  • This is the Summer start time, to avoid peak temeratures later in the day

  • You will receive an email with specific information about how to be prepared for the day and exact meeting location