Navigation Training Part 2

On Saturday April 12th, IMSARU members spent another day in the field working on navigation skills.  This time around we were looking to simulate an actual search callout.  Basecamp for equipment and communication management was established at the trailhead for Castle Rock outside Horseshoe Bend.  We have been working to better utilize our mapping software as a tool to upload team assignments to GPS IMG_1076units, so that process was emphasized in today’s training.  Each of four teams was given a unique route to follow out of basecamp.  Upon reaching the end of their assigned route, teams were then asked by our OL for the day to proceed to a new point using only map and compass.  Our assigned routes and map points were well distributed throughout the steep hillsides in the Castle Rock area giving us plenty of feedback on our current fitness level as well as testing our ability to navigate.

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