Course Materials

The documents here are useful to understand and are highly recommended reading in addition to the required reading in Burns and Burns. I will add more as I put them together. For compasses, follow the requirements that are contained in the Tacoma Mountaineers document. I have found that some of the specific compass models - Brunton 15TDCL specifically - are not available and may be no longer produced.


An additional explanation of the UTM grid system.

application/pdf ISU-Universal Transverse Mercator System.pdf — 136.6 KB

Kitsap Branch Wilderness Navigation Course Outline

Topic outline of the course that covers eLearning and classroom versions of the course. Updated January 2018 to include electronic navigation planning using CALTOPO.

application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document Kitsap Wilderness Navigation Course outline.docx — 86.2 KB