I'm new to this forum so I hope that I'm posting this in the correct spot. I am not new to hiking, camping, or the outdoors, but I am new to backpacking in the backcountry of western US. I've been trying to learn land navigation on my own and am having a hard time with it. There's so much information available that it's hard to find a beginning point. Ideally, I'd love to find a class to attend to get hands on instructions, but I'm striking out in my area. I live in Philadelphia and the nearest classes I can find are 2 hours away in north Jersey at REI. Does anyone know of any classes closer to Philly? If not, are the REI classes worth the drive? Also, if anyone has any online resources they would recommend starting with, I'd love to hear.
Again, I am just starting out with land navigation and any information or suggestions would help and be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much in advance!