Olympia Navigation Field Trip

Field trip: Basic Navigation Course

Olympia Navigation Field Trip - Kennedy Creek

This all-day field trip offers hands-on practice in compass use, map interpretation, navigation by compass and GPS, and working as a team in terrain to get to your destination.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 1.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 300 ft

Directions and parking instructions will be provided before the trip. This location is about 20 minutes from Olympia on US101, near the Thurston-Mason county line.


Kennedy Creek

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essentials, lunch, and be prepared for the weather.

Compass, pen or pencil, and a gallon plastic bag for the map. We’ll provide the map.

Smartphone with Gaia GPS app.

Be prepared to have fun.

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