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Navigation: Exploring Off-Trail

When your route takes you off-trail you can still be on course with these navigation tips.
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Take Bearings in the Field
To find the direction to a visible landmark, hold the compass level in front of you, and point the direction-of-travel line at the landmark. Rotate the dial until the orienting arrow aligns with the magnetic needle. The index line shows your bearing, which you can then plot onto a map.

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