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Women’s Only Map and Compass / GPS Orientation Classes March 2021

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am


Two Topics in One Day!

March 20th, COFA’s own Mike Langley will be teaching the use of a Map and Compass as well as basic GPS skills.


Map and Compass

This class is designed to give you a basic understanding of how to use the map and compass.

We will cover the parts of a compass, declination (what in the world is that?), we will also learn how to triangulate on the map to find your exact location. We’ll even cover how to navigate to different locations. This class will use a topographical map so we will cover how to read them and what the different symbols are.

Once we cover the map and compass, we’ll put the two together. Bring your compass if you have one!


GPS inReach

In this class, you will learn the basics of using a Garmin handheld GPS. We will cover everything from turning it on to marking and using waypoints.

We will also cover the Garmin inReach GPS units.  The inReach units can be used to send text messages and also call for help in emergency situations.

Come join us for this fun and informative class. If you have a GPS unit at home feel free to bring it along (even if it’s not a Garmin GPS).


Mike Langley, an avid outdoorsman for 37 years, will be teaching this class. While in the Air Force, Mike went through their survival school where he learned orienteering (the use of map and compass).  Since then, the GPS system came out and he got “hooked” using them.  Mike strongly believes that people need to know how to use these navigation tools if you get out into the field.


For more information contact Kathy at 303.816.1104.


COFA is an All Volunteer organization and is a designated 501(c)3 Non-profit organization. Your tax deductible suggested donation of $5 goes toward training materials/equipment and is greatly appreciated!



Kathy Lemuel
Mike Langley


COFA Green Barn
8660 South Fairall Road
Morrison, CO 80465 United States
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