Orienteering/Navigation Clinic

Event Date

Sat, Mar 15, 2014

Address

Milford, KS

About This Activity

WHY TAKE THIS CLASS?

If you have never raced an AR before, or if you have raced and asked yourself . . .

* how did the other teams get ahead of us when we should be faster?

* why are the maps so hard to read and understand?

* why couldn't we find that point that several other teams did?

* why did our team have to discuss every checkpoint direction/strategy?

* how come our team travelled alot further than some other teams?

The new AR Guide to Nav will make it easy! We will talk about navigation/team strategy, you will learn

how to use your Lensatic and/or Orienteering Compass, terrain association, bearings and pace count to clear your course. The practice course is about 3 miles and will help dial it all in.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Compass, UTM (1:24,000) tool, writing utensil, highlighters, fine point permanent

marker, long pants, hiking or tennis shoes, water/hydration pack, snacks if desired.

If you don't have a UTM tool or compass, there are a limited number to borrow.

WHAT WILL BE COVERED

Adventure Racing, teamwork, UTM coordinates, terrain association, compass readings, pace counts, map reading, strategy, etc.

STRUCTURE OF CASS

We will spend about 2 hours in classroom & 2 hours practicing in the "field".

Event schedule and times

1:00-5:00pm

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