Hiking (Day Hikes) Hiking (Day Hikes)


  • Nov 22
  • 09:30 AM
  • Kellog: Bus Stop On The Hill


  • Nov 22
  • 11:00 AM
  • Kellog: Bus Stop On The Hill


  • Nov 21
  • 05:00 PM


  • $0 (or a guest swipe into O'Hill if anyone's feeling magnanimous lol)


  • O'Hill (the mountain, not the dining hall)


Have you ever wanted to learn to navigate solely with a map, compass, and your wits? There’s something about finding your way with a compass that’s impossibly satisfying. In this no-GPS-allowed trip, I’ll be teaching the basics of map-and-compass navigation as we practice land nav on a custom-made orienteering course on our beloved O’Hill.

This is a beginner friendly trip, so you don’t need to know anything about navigation in order to sign up. If you already know some land nav and want a bit of easy practice, feel free to sign up too.

Since this trip is all about navigation, the focus will be on solidifying various navigation skills and techniques including: shooting a bearing, following a bearing, pacing, reading topography, using features, aiming off, etc. I’ll also cover topics such as the difference between baseplate, lensatic, and hybrid compasses and when you might use each.

Since this is a fairly small course, you can expect to walk about 3-5 miles max.

Gear to Bring
– Compass (or let me know if I need to check one out of the gear room for you)
– Appropriate clothing for the weather
– Footwear that will allow you to walk a few miles
– Water/snack if needed

I’ll be setting up the course ahead of time, providing maps, and can check out a compass if you ask me to in the questionnaire.

Note that the meeting location is the Kellog bus stop.




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