12242 Business Park Drive
Suite 20 Truckee, CA
Renee Elsdon Jacobs of Caltopo.com will be leading a workshop on backcountry navigation using Caltopo.com and the Caltopo beta app. Bring your laptops, cellphones, and/or Garmin gps device to get the hands-on experience you need to not get lost in the woods. We will be reviewing the basic tools and features of Caltopo, route planning, and in-field navigation methods. The DPMR 50k Pub-to-Pub run (happening the following morning) will be a case study. Snacks and FiftyFifty beer will be provided.
Prior to the event, please:
- Start an account on Caltopo.com if you don’t have one (you have to do this to save maps)
- Download the Caltopo beta app in advance at the Google Play store for Android OS, or at https://testflight.apple.com/join/dLwq62XW for Apple iOS
- Install the free Avenza pdf viewer on your phone if you want to play with geospatial pdfs
- Install the Garmin BaseCamp software on your laptop if you want to experiment with a Garmin watch that has navigation/mapping capabilities.
This event is in the Martis Peak Conference Room directly adjacent to Lift Workspace, 12242 Business Park Drive, Suite 20 Truckee, CA, 96161. Note that the sign on the glass door says Property Radar. It’s right next to the Lift’s main space upstairs.
This free event is brought to you by Caltopo.com and is co-sponsored by Donner Party Mountain Runners, Lift Workspace and FiftyFifty Brewing Company. You do not need to be a member to attend. RSVPs not necessary.