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Requirement #3
Make a written plan for an overnight trek and show how to get to your camping spot using a topographical map and compass OR a topographical map and a GPS receiver. If no GPS receiver unit is available, explain how to use one to get to your camping spot.

  1. Find or make a Topographical Map.  This map must have elevations and distances written in feet.
  2. Draw a path for a trek, which would be long enough for a good hike, a place to stop overnight, and another hike in the morning (or return hike).   Make at least 3 turning points.
  3. Measure and write down distances between each point.
  4. Use the topographical map to write down the elevation of each point.
  5. Use the pythagorean theorem to determine the actual distance between each point.  Where A = the distance between points, B = elevation, C = the actual distance
  6. Make an agenda, based on the distances for a trek, an overnight, and a morning trek (or return trip)
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Dan Walton,
Aug 30, 2017, 6:43 PM