Map Reading & Back Country Navigation Class
In 2019, Detective Dick Blust retired from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s and joined the museum staff. For over 25 years he trained deputy sheriffs, search and rescue volunteers, hunters, anglers, backpackers, and outdoors enthusiasts generally in back country navigation, emphasizing the combined use of map, compass, and GPS. The museum and Sweetwater County Fire District #1 are teaming up to once again make Dick’s map reading and back country training available. The first new course is scheduled for 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 15th, at Fire District #1 headquarters at 3010 College Drive in Rock Springs, next to Domino’s Pizza. There is no charge for the course and all materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, particularly GPSs and compasses. For more information or to RSVP please contact the museum at 307-872-6435 or email the museum at email@example.com .