Using Maps Greenville MS

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.

Hibbett Sports
(662) 335-6414
1831 Mlk Jr Blvd S
Greenville, MS
 
Sports Additions
(662) 344-0174
1651 Highway 15
Greenville, MS
 
Judge Little Co Inc
(662) 335-6151
1573 Highway 1 S
Greenville, MS
 
Greenville Golf & Country Club
(662) 332-7210
Highway 1 S
Greenville, MS
 
Sport Specialty Inc
(662) 335-6151
1573 Highway 1 S
Greenville, MS
 
Tan Express
(662) 335-5900
1401 Mlk Jr Blvd S
Greenville, MS
 
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(662) 335-5018
1511 Highway 1 S
Greenville, MS
 
Delta Net & Twine Co Inc
(662) 332-0841
3148 Highway 1 S
Greenville, MS
 
Co -Op The
(662) 332-7264
559 N Raceway Rd
Greenville, MS
 
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(662) 335-6151
1573 Highway 1 S
Greenville, MS
 

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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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