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InReach / SarTopo

November 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: 3017 Gurley Pike, Gurley, Al 35748

InReach – Designed to teach the essentials of using the InReach Mini for GPS, Tracking, Messaging, and Emergency Signalling. This class will be beneficial if you already have one or are considering getting one in the future.

SARTOPO – Designed to provide a good foundation in using SARTOPO, some advanced features, and some basics in integrating Planning with map organization as well as the use of the Caltopo app.

MUC – Managing Unknown Contacts – Designed to teach techniques of quickly evaluating signals displayed by an unknown person who we may encounter in the field and how to maintain distance and control of their approach with verbal and physical cues.

Required Gear:

Pen or pencil
Lunch – Kitchen avaiable with microwave
InReach Mini if you have one
Laptop if you have one to do the SARTOPO practice skills during the class.


November 20
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


(256) 613-3834