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Intro to Land Navigation--Map and Compass Skills

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Oak Ridge Equestrian Area 15847 Morris Bridge Road ThonotosassaFL  33592
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Oak Ridge Equestrian Area 15847 Morris Bridge Road ThonotosassaFL  33592

About This Activity

A Great Half-Day Clinic For:

  • adventure racers
  • hikers/backpackers
  • hunters
  • mountain bikers
  • trail runners
  • or anyone who just wants to have a better sense of where they are or where they are going in the woods.

 

What You Will Learn:

  • map reading/terrain recognition
  • compass use
  • route-planning 
  • navigating on and off trail

 

What To Expect:

  • outdoor "classroom" time working with maps
  • several practical navigation exercises in the field
  • a final field navigation "evolution"
  • being out in the field (away from your vehicles) for up to three hours

 

Your Instructor:

  • Kip Koelsch was a past second place finisher at the US Rogaine Championships (24-hour navigation race) and the Florida State Orienteering Championships, Kip has taught land navigation to hundreds of people over the last 10 years. A two-time winner of the Florida Coast to Coast Adventure Race, Kip has navigated in places as diverse as the Canadian Yukon, Newfoundland, North Georgia, Tennessee, California, Maine, the British Virgin Islands and Borneo.

Event details and schedule

8am-1pm (or so)

**Be sure to bring snacks and fluids adequate for the time frame involved**

**There are no real restroom facilities. Use facilities prior to arriving or be prepared to use the woods**

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