Sat, Nov 21 | Big Bear, CA

Castlemen Land Navigation

Knowing where you are and where you're heading is essential for safe travel in the backcountry. In this extreme desert environment participants will use topographic maps and compass in order to navigate during both day and night conditions.
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Castlemen Land Navigation

Time & Location

Nov 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Big Bear, CA, Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, USA

About the Event

This course serves as an introduction to reading a map and using a compass in a low light/nightime evvironment.  It's a great introduction to navigation equipment and orienteering when the daylight suddenly turns dark.  If you already understand the basics and are interested in further expanding your knowledge and refining your skills, this is the perfect event for you.

* THIS COURSE IS RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 18+ (minimum of 15 yrs old with gaurdian signed waiver and gaurdian participation)



  • Reading topographic maps and identifying important features
  • Understanding a bearing
  • Measuring and plotting bearings on a map
  • Measuring and plotting bearings in the field
  • Understanding declination
  • Terrain Association and Navigation
  • Features to consider when buying a compass
  • Other topics as time permits


  • Rugged Outdoor Apparel
  • Footwear – sturdy all-terrain shoes/boots for comfort and safety
  • Hydration Bladder: 3L recommended
  • Headlamp
  • First Aid Kit
  • Windbreaker (only if the temperature is expected below 60 ℉)
  • Photo ID
  • Notebook
  • Pens/pencil
  • Day pack or backpack
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Cell phone
  • Wrist Watch


Range University limits our class sizes to provide an unparalleled and individualized experience for each of our students. To do this we require prepayment and preregistration for all training classes and courses.

In order to provide our classes, we must commit resources, assign instructors, arrange classroom/range availability and incur other costs associated with the class. These commitments are not reduced when fewer students attend. Additionally, we many times do not have space for everyone that may want to participate in a scheduled session and therefore must turn away students who wish to sign up.

The weather may also be a factor uncontrollable by Range University and the session may need to be canceled or rescheduled.

You acknowledge and agree that in the event you are unable to attend the scheduled session a refund will only be given when notice is provided of your need to cancel two weeks prior to the scheduled session. This may allow others to attend in your place.

In the event, you are unable to attend the session and less notice is provided you will be able to reschedule to attend another scheduled session, but no refunds can be provided.

Individuals that do not show up for the scheduled class and do not provide notice prior to the class, agree to forfeit their fees and ability to reschedule.

We appreciate your understanding and the reason behind this policy. By registering up and paying for a session means that you fully understand and accept Range University’s refund policy.

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