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2017 Stephanie Cooper: Explore Escalante Canyons Region Using Digital Maps on Your Mobile Device
September 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stephanie Cooper is just as attached to looking at and using physical paper maps, but has discovered that having the ability to know exactly where you are on that map is an incredibly powerful tool for decision making and efficiency in the backcountry. During this program, she will share information about free digital mapping products available for download to your mobile device. Acquiring maps produced by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, National Geographic, and more has never been easier! Mobile devices do not need cell reception to show where your location is on a map. This tool is perfect for those traveling throughout the Escalante Canyons region where cell reception can be unreliable and knowing exactly where you are can be a life-saver.
Stephanie Cooper grew up in south Salt Lake and from an early age spent much of her time exploring the Wasatch Mountains skiing, hiking, and camping. After graduating with a Biology degree from the University of Utah, she realized a passion for public service while interning for a summer at Capitol Reef National Park. This year Stephanie is working on a sign inventory project for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. When she isn’t working, you can find her outside exploring the incredible landscapes that surrounds Escalante.