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Topo Map Reading for Beginners

October 5, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

How are your topographic map reading skills? If the answer is “rusty” or “what is a topo map?”, come sit at the map table with us and we’ll teach you the basics! Topo maps show the shape of the earth’s surface with contour lines. These lines represent changes in elevation so we can measure the height of mountains and the steepness of slopes – great info for planning a hike! Past participants have remarked that this old school skill is not only fun but super useful when our electronics fail.
We have room for 5 people so register early to ensure a seat at the table.

Event Duration: one hour

Level of Difficulty:  Easy

Leader(s): Lisa Lyons

Registration required by 10/4  Use registration form below to register.

PLEASE contact the leader and cancel if you are not able to come as others may want to take your place.

Group size is limited to 5 so register early.

Fee:  No 

Dogs allowed:  No

Additional information: Parking at 234 Main Street, Hurleyville: There is a long off-street gravel parking lot immediately adjacent to the building (next to DeCant Wine & Spirits.) The O&W Rail Trail is easily accessed at the far end of this parking area, leading through a beautiful wetland filled with wildlife.
Several excellent restaurants are open for a snack or dinner on this date. Take out options too.

Questions about this event can be directed toLisa@morgan-outdoors.com  (845) 439-5507

Covid-19 Guidelines:   We ask participants to socially distance,  to be vaccinated and to cancel if they or members of their household are or have been ill with covid-like symptoms within the past ten days.   Other guidelines may apply, depending on event. The event leader will inform participants.

Driving Directions: Morgan Outdoors is located at:
234 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY 12747
Distance from Route 17, at Exit 100 is approx. 5.5 miles to the southeast. From Exit 100, take Route 52 east 2.7 miles and turn right on Hilldale Rd. (Sul. Co. Hwy 51). Take Hilldale for 2.1 miles and turn right on Francis Currey Blvd./ becomes Main St, Hurleyville. Go 1.3 miles and store is on the left.

GPS coordinates: 41.73712, -74.67351

After you press “Submit” below the registration form, you will see a screen that says “Your registration has been submitted”. If you do not, an error has occurred. Please resubmit, being sure to complete all fields. You should receive a message from the leader acknowledging your registration.

Register:  Please complete and submit the form below.

Register for Topo Map Reading for Beginners


October 5, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Lisa Lyons


41.73712, -74.67351 Morgan Outdoors Hurleyville
234 Main Street
Hurleyville, NY 12758 United States
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