Tarentum, PA, US
Apr 24, 2016
Type: Orienteering - Local
added by: sherpes
FREE DAY !!!
Novice: 11 am and 1 pm; Intermediate: 12 noon; Advanced: 11 am to 2:30 pm
Beginner and novice/intermediate workshops at set times; Advanced exercises:
ALL PARTICIPANTS must wear appropriate clothing (shoes that cover the feet and long pants). There may be ticks or other biting insects. Using insect repellant is an exceptionally good idea. It is Spring, so it is likely to be somewhat wet or muddy.
There will be two identical sessions, one starting at 11 am, the other starting at 1 pm. In each session, there will be instruction on map reading, simple use of the compass (orienting the map) and how an orienteering course works. If time allows, there may be additional instruction topics. There will also be an exercise in which participants can put what they have learned into practice. Each session will last approximately 90 minutes. Compasses will be loaned to those who do not have them.
There will be a single session that starts at 12 noon and will last 1 ½ to 2 hours. The focus will be on off-trail navigation (following a bearing) and keeping track of distance, combined with terrain association. Various navigational and map handling tips will be introduced. Instruction will be done through a series of exercises that go around a short orienteering course, much of it off trail. Compasses will be loaned to those who do not have them.
There will be several types of exercises to choose from. Each involves doing a short orienteering course in one way or another. The courses are kept short to allow participants to do more than one exercise: starting on an exercise may be done between 11 am and 2:30 pm. The exercises have not yet been chosen but will be described here when they are selected.
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