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Old 10-01-2016, 07:45 AM   #7
Moving along
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,331
I agree that a cheap base-plate compass (along with a detailed topo map) is all you need for off trail navigation in the Adirondacks. This Book helped me learn the basics, but you really need to just go out there & practice, practice, practice. Start with something easy, then progress from there and gain your experience & confidence. As Neil mentioned, an altimeter can also be a very helpful tool. Some people also even like to print out aerial images in addition to having a topo map.
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