Sports Center

Backcountry Navigation

Instructor: Rodney Sofich

Have you ever been lost in the back-country, or wondered how to really use that compass that you got for your birthday five years ago? Rest assured, this class helps you learn and practice your map-reading and compass skills. We invest a few afternoon sessions on campus learning the necessary navigation basics for backcountry travel; a couple of days of navigating off-trail in some gorgeous areas within a couple hours of Portland helps us further solidify these skills. This is an excellent class for those who want to play in the backcountry on their own or lead outdoor trips in the future.