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Dallas Sierra Club Calendar

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»Labor Day Bus Trip to the Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
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First Quarter Moon

»Labor Day Bus Trip to the Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
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»Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting
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»Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting
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Last Quarter Moon

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»Wilderness Navigation Class - Part 1 (aka Learn to Explore!)Wilderness Navigation Class - Part 1 (aka Learn to Explore!)Most walks in the woods are pretty easy but journeys of all lengths can turn from amazing to catastrophic if you can't find your way. Please join us to learn the fundamentals of navigating your way in the wilderness in this comprehensive two night class. Among the subjects covered are: looking for and purchasing different type maps, how to read maps, how not to get lost, map use if you do get lost, and different kinds of compasses and how to use your compass. There will be some discussion about GPSs, but our main focus is learning how to use a map and compass so you're not trusting your navigation (and life) to something that takes batteries. If you have a compass, bring it to the class. If you don't have one, we will have an extra you can use and will show you what to look for when you purchase your own. The class will be held at the Dallas REI store (Guadalupe Peak room, 2nd floor), 4515 LBJ Freeway, north side, between Midway and Welch. This two-night class (second night Thur., October 2) will begin at 6:30 PM and finish about 8:45 PM. The class fee is $25 for Sierra Club members and $35 for non-members. Cost covers both nights and handout materials. Bring a water bottle and pen or pencil for taking notes and writing navigation practice exercises.  No reservations - just show up. A half day hike the following weekend with the class instructor will be offered to class participants who want to practice their new skills.
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