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The Odyssey Land Navigation Clinic is an information-packed day of compass, topographical map study and orienteering in Roanoke. We'll spend the first part of the day (5-6 hours) with classroom instruction. This is a great time to get to know one another, ask questions, and learn the foundation principles of top level navigation. The next 6 hours we'll get out into the beautiful woods and spend 6-8 miles on foot at a slow learning pace, mostly off trail through thick brush, open forest and steep hillsides. 

The Odyssey Land Navigation Clinic will:

  • Explain different types of maps
  • Explain different types of map scales
  • Teach how to use all the information on a topographical map
  • Identify land features on a map
  • Teach how to identify land features in the field
  • Teach how to use a compass and its different features
  • How to set up and use a GPS device with a map
  • Show an easy way to understand and use declination
  • Teach how to measure and plot a bearing on the map
  • Teach how to take and follow a bearing in the field
  • Teach how to plot UTMs (Universal Transverse Mercator)
  • Teach how to make and use a plotting tool for a map of any scale
  • Show what tools are needed to plot successfully
  • Teach route finding skills
  • Teach how to use land features to your advantage during the day
  • Show how to estimate pace count and when to use it
  • Teach how to transition from one map to other and keep all the information flowing
  • Teach how to work with a team to navigate successfully

More information can be found at 

Registration fees

Odyssey Land Navigation Clinic Closed

  1. $200.00
    Mar 1 - Mar 20

Contact Information

Event Location

Next Level Fitness and Healing, 1919 Electric Road Southwest, Roanoke, VA, USA

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