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NAVIGATION IN THE SNOW. ASSUMPTIONS. COMPETENT WITH A COMPASS COMPETENT READING A MAP COMPETENT NAVIGATOR. WHAT ABOUT A GPS?. ROUTE FINDING “NO SNOW”. KNOW GENERALLY WHERE YOU ARE CAN FOLLOW TRAIL CAN FOLLOW BLAZES CAN IDENTIFY MAJOR FEATURES CAN IDENTIFY MORE SUBTLE FEATURES.

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assumptions
ASSUMPTIONS
  • COMPETENT WITH A COMPASS
  • COMPETENT READING A MAP
  • COMPETENT NAVIGATOR
route finding no snow
ROUTE FINDING“NO SNOW”
  • KNOW GENERALLY WHERE YOU ARE
  • CAN FOLLOW TRAIL
  • CAN FOLLOW BLAZES
  • CAN IDENTIFY MAJOR FEATURES
  • CAN IDENTIFY MORE SUBTLE FEATURES
risks no snow
RISKS“NO SNOW”
  • TAKING WRONG TRAIL
  • GETTING OFF SCHEDULE
route finding snow
ROUTE FINDING“SNOW”
  • TRAIL MAY DISAPPEAR
  • FEATURES COVERED
  • TOPOGRAPHY ALTERED
  • RIDGES CHANGED
  • LAKES AND STREAMS COVERED
solutions
SOLUTIONS
  • ROUTES WITH PROMINENT FEATURES (HIGH RIDGES AND/OR DEEP VALLEYS)
  • ROUTES WITH OBVIOUS LANDMARKS
  • ROUTES WITH MINIMAL RISKS
risks snow
RISKS“SNOW”
  • GETTING LOST
  • FALLING THROUGH SNOW
  • AVALANCHE
  • STORMS
  • STAYING OVERNIGHT (UNPLANNED)
safety rules
SAFETY RULES
  • BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA
safety rules1
SAFETY RULES
  • BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA
  • FOLLOW A TRAIL, IF POSSIBLE
safety rules2
SAFETY RULES
  • BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA
  • FOLLOW A TRAIL, IF POSSIBLE
  • PICK A ROUTE THAT AVOIDS DANGERS AND OBSTRUCTIONS
safety rules3
SAFETY RULES
  • BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA
  • FOLLOW A TRAIL, IF POSSIBLE
  • PICK A ROUTE THAT AVOIDS DANGERS AND OBSTRUCTIONS
  • PICK A ROUTE MARKED BY PROMINENT LANDMARKS
safety rules4
SAFETY RULES
  • BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA
  • FOLLOW A TRAIL, IF POSSIBLE
  • PICK A ROUTE THAT AVOIDS DANGERS AND OBSTRUCTIONS
  • PICK A ROUTE MARKED BY PROMINENT LANDMARKS
  • MARK THE RETURN ROUTE WITH WANDS OR FLAGGING
safety rules5
SAFETY RULES
  • BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA
  • FOLLOW A TRAIL, IF POSSIBLE
  • PICK A ROUTE THAT AVOIDS DANGERS AND OBSTRUCTIONS
  • PICK A ROUTE MARKED BY PROMINENT LANDMARKS
  • MARK THE RETURN ROUTE WITH WANDS OR FLAGGING
  • CARRY MAP AND COMPASS (AND GPS)
safety rules6
SAFETY RULES
  • BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA
  • FOLLOW A TRAIL, IF POSSIBLE
  • PICK A ROUTE THAT AVOIDS DANGERS AND OBSTRUCTIONS
  • PICK A ROUTE MARKED BY PROMINENT LANDMARKS
  • MARK THE RETURN ROUTE WITH WANDS OR FLAGGING
  • CARRY MAP AND COMPASS (AND GPS)
  • HAVE A SURVIVAL PLAN (PLAN B)
safety rules7
SAFETY RULES
  • BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA
  • FOLLOW A TRAIL, IF POSSIBLE
  • PICK A ROUTE THAT AVOIDS DANGERS AND OBSTRUCTIONS
  • PICK A ROUTE MARKED BY PROMINENT LANDMARKS
  • MARK THE RETURN ROUTE WITH WANDS OR FLAGGING
  • CARRY MAP AND COMPASS (AND GPS)
  • HAVE A SURVIVAL PLAN (PLAN B)
  • LEAVE YOUR ITINERARY WITH SOMEONE
safety rules8
SAFETY RULES
  • BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA
  • FOLLOW A TRAIL, IF POSSIBLE
  • PICK A ROUTE THAT AVOIDS DANGERS AND OBSTRUCTIONS
  • PICK A ROUTE MARKED BY PROMINENT LANDMARKS
  • MARK THE RETURN ROUTE WITH WANDS OR FLAGGING
  • CARRY MAP AND COMPASS (AND GPS)
  • HAVE A SURVIVAL PLAN (PLAN B)
  • LEAVE YOUR ITINERARY WITH SOMEONE
  • STAY CALM
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