The basic compass navigation course is located in White Oak Park, playground entrance. Park in the playground parking
lot off of the one lane bridge and proceed to the covered picnic area. You will see a BBQ grill and a tree with a sign
that reads NO HUNTING/NO TRAPPING. You will note BRIGHT ORANGE FLAGGING TAPE. This is your starting location.
1. From the starting location shoot a compass bearing of 224 degrees (SW) and follow this
course heading for 2 minutes. You should come upon a large tree with orange flagging tape on it. Congrats, you
have reached way point number 1.
2. From Waypoint number 1 shoot a compass bearing of 118 degrees (SE) and follow this
course heading for 2 minutes. You should come upon another tree with orange flagging on it. This is way point
3. To return to where you started follow 348 degrees (NNW) for 2 minutes.
I won't give away all the details, but this simple 6 minute walk through the woods is a bit demanding. Wear a long
sleeve shirt and shoes or boots you dont care about. You do not need this map to do the course. For a challenge, back
track from the grill and navigate to waypoint 3, then 2 and back to the start. This will require you to figure out your
back azimuth. If you can figure this out consider yourself an intermediate compass navigator.