Activity Information

Hikers

Basic Navigation Course - Everett (for Instructors)

04/06/13 (Sat)

Course
Everett Navigation


Evan Moses

7:15 AM

Camp Brinkley


This activity is for instructor signup at the Everett Mountaineers Basic Navigation Course. We encourage former students to refresh their skills by instructing at our Navigation Course.

Prerequisites:
Completion of the Basic Navigation Course through any Branch

Graduates of the Basic Navigation Course are encouraged to volunteer as instructors. It's a great opportunity to refresh your skills, at the same time giving back to the program. The course is structured so that new instructors can gain experience by being paired with returning instructors.

This signup is for instructors only. You may register as a participant or as a leader, either way signs you up to instruct. To enroll as an student, click here: Student Signup

Everett's Basic Navigation Course is a single-day event that teaches how to use a topographic map, compass, and altimeter for backcountry navigation. The course also emphasizes advance preparation, terrain reckoning, and route finding as a team responsibility. It includes lectures, indoor exercises, and outdoor navigation courses...

Schedule:

  • Check in opens at 7:30 am
  • Class begins at 8:00 am
  • Lunch is a working lunch during class time
  • Dismissal is about 6 pm

Location:
The course location is at Camp Brinkley near Lake Roesiger. Allow 45 minutes driving time from Monroe or Lake Stevens. Please use the north (Camp Brinkley) entrance and not the south (Camp Pigott) entrance, as driving through the camp is not permitted. Be advised that driving directions are not simple, so plan ahead and allow ample time.

Driving directions:

From the I-5 or Highway 9 corridors, the shortest drive is from the west, following Dubuque Road. Driving instructions from that direction are as follows:

  • From Frontier Village Transit Center, go south on Hihway 9 for 1.3 miles.
  • From the intersection of Highway 9 and 20th St SE (Hewitt Ave), go east for 1.6 miles.
  • Continue onto Williams road at the sharp corner and wind down the hill for another .4 miles.
  • Turn right onto Machias Cutoff Road and go east for .2 miles.
  • At the stop sign, turn right onto South Machias Road and go south for 1.1 miles.
  • At the nursery, turn left onto Dubuque Road and go east for 7.4 miles. (If you find yourself on Woods Creek Road, then you have gone too far).
  • Turn left onto S. Lake Roesiger Road and stay right for 2.4 miles.
  • At the Lake Roesiger Store, turn right onto Monroe Camp Road and go east for 1 mile.
  • At the Camp Brinkley entrance sign, turn right and follow the camp road to the parking lot.

From the I-405 corridor, the shortest drive is from the south, following Wood's Creek Road. Driving instructions from that direction are as follows:

  • From the Eastside, take I-405 north to Hwy 522.
  • From Bothell, take Hwy 522 to it's end in Monroe.
  • Turn left onto Hwy 2 and go north 3/4 mile to the red-barn stop light.
  • Turn left onto Woods Creek Road.
  • Continue north for 10.3 miles, keeping right at every fork. (If you find yourself on Dubuque Road, then you have gone too far).
  • Turn right onto S. Lake Roesiger Road and stay right for 2.4 miles.
  • At the Lake Roesiger Store, turn right onto Monroe Camp Road and go east for 1 mile.
  • At the Camp Brinkley entrance sign, turn right and follow the camp road to the parking lot.

Carpool:
Informal carpools should leave the Lake Stevens Transit Center or the Monroe Park-N-Ride at 6:30 am. The transit center is south of Frontier Village between the Target Store and Highway 9. The park-n-ride is on the outskirts of Monroe, just west of the fairgrounds.

What to Bring:
The most important thing to bring is the frame of mind for a safe and fun day. Of course, if you have a compass, altimeter, or GPS toss those in your daypack, as well. There will be a supply of hot water, so you may want to bring a cup and your favorite instant drink.

For outdoor exercises, bring a lunch, dress warm and be prepared for hilly terrain and adverse weather. In addition to the above items, students need a clear, waterproof cover for an 8 1/2 X 11 handout, a daypack, sturdy footwear and other gear suitable for travelling through mud and wet brush.

Hiking poles and clipboards may be useful, but the tradeoff is that you may need your compass a lot and only have so many hands.

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Registration closed on Fri, Apr 5 at 5:00 PM

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Wilderness Navigation
Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 8th ed