Using Maps Albuquerque NM

Maps help us find our way out of a jam, however many people feel just as lost with a map in their hands. Let us show you how to properly read a map.

Sports Authority
(505) 881-8082
Winrock Mall, 2100 Louisiana Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Nfl Xtreme
(505) 881-2085
2405 San Pedro Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM

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Archery Shoppe
(505) 878-9768
2900 Carlisle Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 
Bullseye Golf Center
(505) 884-3454
8212 Menaul Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 
Mountain States Sporting Goods
(505) 243-7623
1102 Mountain Rd Nw
Albuquerque, NM
 
Sports Authority
(505) 344-9001
4720 Alexander Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Lobo Store
(505) 880-8880
6611 Menaul Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM

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Big 5 Sporting Goods
(505) 884-5026
2720 San Mateo Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 
Krystals NFL Shoppe
(505) 888-4499
2100 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 236
Albuquerque, NM

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GL Enterprises
(505) 344-3868
823 Headingly Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM

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Think outside the grid

Maps can be intimidating if you haven't taken orienteering since grade school. Even if you bring a compass or a GPS when trekking though unmarked wilderness or trailblazing through the backcountry, your powers of observation can make the difference between negotiating your way back to camp and being the object of a search-and-rescue mission. With map and compass in hand, don't forget to:

  • Observe the landscape. Keep track of natural formations like ridge lines, shorelines and rivers. Don't just rely on the obvious. If you see a cave, an odd rock formation or an unusually shaped tree, make note of it on your map. These markers can help you if you get lost .
  • Stay alert. Never assume that just because you're following a trail doesn't mean you can't take a wrong turn at Albuquerque. Continue to cross-reference the features you encounter and match them to your map. The sooner you realize you've strayed off-course, the faster you can get back on track.
  • Keep track of time. Sometimes it's hard to gauge how far you've traveled. One of the easiest methods for estimating the distance you've covered is to keep notes on the amount of time it takes to reach predetermined landmarks. Alternatively, if your map has a grid system, record how much time it takes you to complete each section. Assuming you travel at a steady pace, you can use your approximate distance, landscape features and the map to ensure you're on course. Keeping track of time will also be helpful in case you have to backtrack - you'll know how long it takes to trek a particular section, despite the variations in the landscape.

Trailblazing Tools

In backcountry areas and wilderness zones, a standard-issue park map won't provide enough details. While topographical and specialty maps will give you general park information, make sure you have all the maps required to cover the area you plan to hike. Oh yes, and don't forget your compass .

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