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Compass course

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[Today’s run: Watson road (3.4 miles)]

On Easter we are hosting a family get together.  The last couple of years we have had a treasure hunt for the Easter baskets for the kids.

This time I was kind of out of ideas for clues.  So I decided to do something a bit different this year. Each kid will have an adult partner, a compass, a 10′ piece of rope (marked every foot), and a 3×5 card with their first clue.  The clues will be azimuth (degrees) and distance (feet) to the next clue.  After about 6 clues they should find their goodies.

Today I went to Wal-Mart and bought some cheap compasses.  We have some already  but I thought I would just see what Wal-Mart had.  They were cheap, so I bought them.  That way the kids will be able to take theirs home.

We had fun laying out the waypoints.  And, I think we may give a little compass instruction before sending everyone out.  But I don’t think it will really be very hard.

Maybe next year I’ll have to draw up a map and we will try map-reading.  But we shall see how this one goes over first.

 

 

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