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Odyssey Land Navigation Clinic

Sat March 23, 2024 Roanoke, VA 24018 US Directions


Odyssey Land Navigation Clinic

7:00AM EDT - 10:00PM EDT

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Next Level Fitness and Healing
4523 Brambleton Ave
Roanoke, VA US 24018


The Odyssey Land Navigation Clinic is an information-packed day of compass, topographical map study and orienteering in Roanoke. We'll spend the first part of the day (5-6 hours) with classroom instruction. This is a great time to get to know one another, ask questions, and learn the foundation principles of top level navigation. The next 6 hours we'll get out into the beautiful woods and spend 6-8 miles on foot at a slow learning pace, mostly off trail through thick brush, open forest and steep hillsides.

The Odyssey Land Navigation Clinic will:

Explain different types of maps
Explain different types of map scales
Teach how to use all the information on a topographical map
Identify land features on a map
Teach how to identify land features in the field
Teach how to use a compass and its different features
How to set up and use a GPS device with a map
Show an easy way to understand and use declination
Teach how to measure and plot a bearing on the map
Teach how to take and follow a bearing in the field
Teach how to plot UTMs (Universal Transverse Mercator)
Teach how to make and use a plotting tool for a map of any scale
Show what tools are needed to plot successfully
Teach route finding skills
Teach how to use land features to your advantage during the day and night
Show how to estimate pace count and when to use it
Teach how to transition from one map to other and keep all the information flowing
Teach how to work with a team to navigate successfully
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