Olympia Navigation Field Trip

Field trip: Basic Navigation Course

Olympia Navigation Field Trip - Kennedy Creek

This all-day field trip provides the student plenty of opportunities to practice their compass, teamwork, route finding, terrain recognition, and general navigation skills.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Park along Old Olympic Highway (the two-lane off the US 101) at the dirt road running west with the gate, which may be open. Carpooling is recommended. Consider the Haggen store parking lot in west Olympia. Kennedy Creek is twenty minutes from there.

Instructors arrive by 7:30 to prepare for the day. Students arrive by 8:00 to sign in and get organized.


students will earn:


Kennedy Creek

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring all 10 essentials and be prepared for whatever weather happens to greet us. Your compass will be used extensively.

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