For wilderness travelers, good navigation ability can mean the difference between a successful day hike and an unplanned overnight stay. Based on the curriculum at the National Outdoor Leadership School, this book gives you the skills you need to confidently find your way on and off the trail. It includes navigational techniques, including trip planning, map reading, compass reading, compass & GPS travel, orienteering using the sun and stars, and use of an altimeter. Includes exercises to help develop the skills described. 30 B&W photos & 6 charts. 5-3/8" x 8-1/4".