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Basic Backcountry Navigation-April 18, 20 and either the 21th or 22nd.

  • check website-must preregister!

    1, Olympia, WA (map)

    47.059170 -122.748512

  • Basic Backcountry Navigation 2015-Olympia Mountaineers

    Description: 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. Classroom sessions on April 14 and 15 and an all day field day on April 19.  A compass with adjustable declination (~$55-similiar to picture above) is required-see specs on course description on-line.

    Cost:$50 for Mountaineer Club members- $60 to all others.  Open to all. Please preregister HERE.

    Time and Place TBD

    Activity Chair-Mike Kretzler

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  • Bob K.
    Event Host

    We are the South Sound connection to The Mountaineers, a Northwest tradition over one hundred years.

  • Tom E.
    Event Host

    Joined the Mountaineers in 1982. Been having fun in the mountains ever since.

  • Mike K.
    Event Host

    Hiker and backpacker, navigation instructor

  • David G.

    I'm 62 apparently and my best hike was the Chelan Crest trail and have a new Yamaha guitar, sing... more

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