Basic Navigation Course   - Olympia - 2016

Navigation Course

Basic Navigation Course

Basic Navigation Course - Olympia 2016

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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. You must pick one of either Saturday or Sunday Field Trip day (required)

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Olympia Navigation Field Trip
Kennedy Creek
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Registration closed Apr 13
16 participants
6 instructors
Olympia Navigation Lecture # 1
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
Course Materials
Name/Description Type
Compass Requirements

Updated 3/30/19.

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Complete this worksheet and bring to the first class.

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Homework Larger Image

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

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