Box Canyon / Arizona Trail Map Trek and Navigation Race -- Apr. 2
The 1st event in the 2017 Map Trek / Navigation Race Challenge series brings us to a beautiful-but-rugged primitive area just 45 minutes from central Tucson. Box Canyon is a wild area with oak studded hills, complex canyons, and grassy valleys along the Arizona Trail near the ghost town of Greaterville, AZ, adjacent to the proposed Rosemont Mine area. Using a map produced by the Tucson Orienteering Club under the direction of Ludwig Hill, course setter Jeff Brucker will be treating us to a Map Trekking adventure sure to please any navigation sports enthusiast, whether you are looking for a scenic 1 hr hike in the hills, or a 3 hr endurance race against some of the best athletes in Southern Arizona.
GPHXO Sprints & 2-Hour Score-O at South Mountain & Needle Vista -- Mar. 4-5
For more information about GPHXO events, go to their website.
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).