Welcome to the first in a series of posts I'm going to be doing over the next few months to introduce you to the basics of wilderness navigation. The purpose of this series is to help you familiarize yourself with the concepts of wilderness navigation to make your time in the backcountry safer and more enjoyable.
In this first part of the series, I will be teaching the basics of reading a topographic map. It is absolutely essential that anyone venturing into the backcountry not only have a hard-copy map of the area but also that they know how to properly read and understand it. This article will teach you all of the basics of reading a topographic map.Read More