Basic Navigation Course   - Olympia - 2015

Navigation Course

Basic Navigation Course

Basic Navigation Course - Olympia

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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.

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Olympia Navigation Field Trip
Kennedy Creek
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Registration closed Apr 17
24 participants
14 instructors
Kennedy Creek
Sat, Apr 16, 2016
Registration closed Apr 13
3 participants
7 instructors
Kennedy Creek
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Registration closed Apr 13
16 participants
6 instructors
Olympia Navigation Lecture # 1
Olympia Friends Meeting House
Tue, Apr 12, 2016
Registration closed Apr 10
13 participants
6 instructors
Online Classroom
Fri, Aug 21, 2020 -
Sun, Sep 20, 2020
Registration closed Aug 19
30 participants
28 instructors
Online Classroom
Fri, Aug 28, 2020 -
Mon, Sep 14, 2020
Registration closed Sep 12
6 participants
28 instructors
Olympia Navigation Lecture # 2
Olympia Friends Meeting House
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
Registration closed Apr 12
13 participants
10 instructors
Required Equipment

Compass and ruler.

See compass requirements in the Course Materials.

Course Materials
Compass Requirements

Updated 3/30/19.


Complete this worksheet and bring to the first class.

Homework Larger Image

A larger version of the homework's map image, in case it's needed.