Hiking (Day Hikes) Hiking (Day Hikes)


  • Nov 15
  • 09:30 AM
  • Kellog: Bus Stop On The Hill


  • Nov 15
  • 11:00 AM
  • Kellog: Bus Stop On The Hill


  • Nov 13
  • 05:00 PM


  • $0


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


Lots of people want to come play with compasses apparently, so here’s an extra trip to make sure everyone gets the individual attention they need. (Y’all, I’m being so good and resisting the urge to make my trips bigger. Be proud.)

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.




Trips Attended: 157 Trips Led: 127

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