As search & rescue personnel, it is very important to *not* get lost in the backcountry (even when technology fails), and to be able to navigate precisely. This goal of this class is to introduce the use of a map and compass, and teach the basics of selecting routes and describing locations in the backcountry, and the use of basic functions of our primary search navigation tools..
Map reading & interpretation
Use of map scales
Finding and following bearings with a compass
Using a compass with a map
Fundamentals of terrain interpretation & route selection
Describing your location to others