Trip at a Glance
Los Angeles, California, United States
Price$195 USD per person
16 hours over 2 days
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Various .. Inquire!
Los Angeles, CA
All instruction, handouts and USGS topographic maps (quadrangles) for the practice area. Silva Ranger CL Compasses will be available at the store at a 15% discount ($45.89).
nb: If you decide to bring your own compass, be sure it has a sighting mirror, orienting arrow, orienting lines, clear base plate, declination scale and a rotating dial/bezel.
- Compasses & how they work; Magnetic North vs. True North and using Declination; USGS Topographic Maps (Quads) Legend, Symbols & Contour Lines
- Terrain Recognition for interpreting features; Micro-Navigation for keeping track of exact location; Dead Reckoning for obscure navigation challenges
- Naismith's Rule & Backpacker's Rule for preparation and estimating distance travelled; Orienting a Map in the field; Taking Bearings/Plotting Bearings
- Finding Location through Triangulation; Latitude/Longitude vs UTM Coordinates; Tips & Tricks for Navigating without a Map & Compass!