GPHXO Event at Lake Pleasant -- Nov. 19
Please join the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Lake Pleasant just north of Phoenix for a 3-hour score-O.
For more information about GPHXO events, go to their website.
Help Needed for Kentucky Camp Control Retrieval
Results are posted; see our separate article. In the meantime we can use your help picking up control markers. Should anyone wish to help out or practice their orienteering skills, or simply experience part of the course if they missed the event, please contact Larry at rlpederse (<at>) misericordia (<dot>) edu and he can share which controls still need to be collected and get a map supplied to you.
Kentucky Camp Results -- 10/9/16
Our famous Arizona autumn weather showed itself for the Kentucky Camp Score-O, held this past Sunday on October 9th. Larry Petersen set a fun and challenging course, liberally interspersing technical and less-technical controls of varied point values. This allowed everyone opportunities to visit high point value controls, not only those fit to run the perimeter of the 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).