12242 Business Park Drive
Suite 19 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 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.