This blog covers travel suggestions and ideas by Keith and Heather Nicol. Most of our travels deal with outdoor activities like hiking,sea kayaking, cross country skiing, alpine skiing and other activities. We also enjoy traditional music and cultures. We have written over 800 articles in various magazines and newspapers. We are frequent contributors to Ski Trax and Saltscapes Magazines. Keith Nicol has also written 2 books and has a popular you tube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/k2nicol
Sunday, 29 April 2012
GPS courses in Corner Brook, Newfoundland
by Keith and Heather Nicol
Corner Brook, Newfoundland has lots of good wilderness sea kayaking, hiking, ski touring and snowmobiling within a short distance of town. But every year there are cases of people getting lost in the Blow me down Mountains or Lewis Hills. So to "stay found" it is advisable that people be competent with a topographic map and a GPS. This is especially important in the winter when cloud may form quickly and obscure the terrain ahead. If you are not familiar with how a GPS, map and compass works then you might want to look into a Greencheck GPS course.
This course has an indoor and outdoor component and shows how a topographic map, compass and GPS work together. I taught the latest course on April 28, 2012 and the people involved had a variety of reasons for taking the course. Several people needed it for work- we had a hunting guide, wildlife biologist and geologist take the course to help them with various aspects of their job. We also had snowmobilers and hikers take it so that they would feel more comfortable traveling off the beaten track. This is one comment from one participant - Stephanie Rheault. "Thank you very much Keith! It was an excellent course and I have learned a lot! I will recommend your course for sure!" Take care,Stephanie. If you are interested in taking a Greencheck GPS course then contact Keith Nicol at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 709-639-1770 to sign up for the next course.
Navigating with GPS, map and compass on April 28, 2012