19. Gather and Record.
Conducting the recon, you have observed and recorded the following:
(1) Holding area locations, obstacles (man-made or natural), potential bypasses, and alternate
(2) Circulation control measures such as major intersections, defiles, obstructions, and bypass
(4) Location of any friendly units located along the route that were not identified during the
operational order phase. Record the location of any convoys seen along the route.
(5) Tactical information. Record locations and types of ambush sites, as well as any and all
enemy activity on the route.
20. Route Recon.
Conduct a recon and prepare a route recon overlay. (Turn to Appendix A for symbols.)
a. Plot route: Once you receive the information about the recon, use the overlay paper. Place it
over the route on the map. Plot your route by drawing a line of the route (draw to scale).
b. Plot grid reference (magnetic north): Record two grid reference points on the top and bottom of
either corner of the overlay. Establish magnetic north with an arrow. Start placing symbols on the
c. Limit of sector: Identify the starting point (SP) and release point (RP) of your route.
d. Series of sharp curves: Place the double triangle symbol on the first curve. This symbol is used
when recording two or more curves.
e. Route designation: This may be the military number of the route, or a civilian number assigned
by local government.
f. Curve symbol. This is a single triangle. The point of the triangle points at the curve in question
with the curve measurement on the side. This is used when there is only one curve to report (25
meters or less will be reported).
g. Slope symbol: Used to report the percentiles for a slope. They always point uphill. The exact
slope percentile goes to the right side of the symbol at all times.
(1) One arrowhead is 5 but less than 7 percent.