The Steep Rock Association in Washington will hold a hands-on GPS navigation workshop March 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.

GPS has myriad possibilities that extend well beyond the road. It an be used to plot a course through the remote wilderness, mark significant points along your trip, and even find hidden treasures in the woods.

In the two-hour workshop, participants will spend the first 30 minutes at the Steep Rock office at 2 Green Hill Road going over the basics of GPS navigation.

Attendees will learn how to pinpoint one’s location, mark waypoints and navigate to distant areas, and teach how to find geocaches, which are hidden treasures often filled with letters and trinkets.

With the remaining time, participants will use the skills they learned at Hidden Valley Preserve.

Attendees are invited to bring their own GPS unit. The association will have a limited number of GPS units available to borrow.

Participants should wear sturdy hiking shoes and be prepared for a somewhat steep 0.5 mile hike to the top of the Hidden Valley Pinnacle.

Registration is required by visiting or calling the office at 8600-868-9131.

Mike Giapponi, the newest member of the SRA team and serves as its trails and preserve coordinator, will lead the workshop.