Two Days of GPHXO Events -- Dec. 10-11
Please join the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club on the morning of Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Papago Park in Phoenix for free orienteering training and sprints, followed that evening by a night-O at Coon Bluff located just north of Mesa. On the following day, December 11, they will host a 2-hour score-O at Saguaro Lake, near Apache Junction.
For more information about GPHXO events, go to their website.
Catalina State Park Results -- 11/20/16
A break between a cold snap and a stormy day brought beautiful orienteering weather to Catalina State Park on November 20th. John Pascal set a full range of courses using 30 controls fanning out to the east of the picnic area starting point. A total of 35 people, some grouped into teams, attempted one or more courses. Alison Crocker was the clear champion with a blazing 60-minute run of the red course.
What is Orienteering?
Orienteering is a fun and challenging outdoor activity in which participants navigate their way on foot, using only map and compass, along trails (beginners), or cross-country (expert), or a combination of both (intermediate). Orienteering events are held in woodlands, deserts, grasslands, city parks, or almost anywhere outdoors, and each event is divided into several levels of difficulty: from a fun, non-competitive family outing, to a challenging competitive sport. Events are also attended by serious outdoorsmen and women who want to practice map and compass skills in a safe, controlled setting.
New Stuff & Recent Changes
Featured Clue Symbol
To see all the orienteering control symbols and their descriptions, read the International Specification for Control Descriptions (pdf).