Olympia's basic navigation course includes instruction in maps, compass, declination adjustment, coordinate systems, terrain recognition, route planning, and navigation in a group setting, using a combination of lectures, exercises, readings, and practical exercises. It is conducted in two evening lectures and a day-long field trip.
The Olympia branch navigation course includes instruction, readings, and indoor and outdoor exercises in maps, compass use, coordinate systems, terrain association, route planning, and navigation in a group setting. The course consists of two evenings of instruction and a day of outdoor exercises. The evening sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, and Thursday, June 20, and the outdoor session is on Sunday, June 23, 2013. There are no make-up sessions, so be sure of your schedule before registering. The course fee includes the text.
Pre-course requirements: 1. Purchase an approved compass (approximately $40 - $50). See branch navigation page for details (http://www.olympiamountaineers.org/course_navigation.htm). 2. Read the text “Wilderness Navigation” by Burns and Burns. 3. Complete a homework assignment based on the text. To be provided.
Course completion requirements: 1. Attend all course sessions. 2. Complete pre-course homework assignment. 3. Pass the outdoor session exercises. 4. Pass the written final exam.
Contact Mike Kretzler at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.