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

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We are excited to announce the opportunity to learn navigation racing skills from U.S. Junior Orienteering Team Coach Erin Schirm and provide a day of competition classic courses set by Glenn Haselfeld.  The training camp will take place Feb 18-19 in

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This year’s event will start at the picnic area.  It's called that by the park personnel and signs direct you there.  There is a ramada and a modern toilet building.  There will be white, yellow, orange, green and red courses.  Event day will be Sunday,

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Come join us Sunday, October 9 for a day of orienteering at Kentucky Camp.  You’ll be running through the foothills of the Santa Rita mountains at about 5000 feet elevation.  Temperatures at this time of year are really pleasant.  The area is very open with

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On April 17 the Tucson Orienteering Club returns to the Ironwood Picnic Area for classic courses in the desert near the Tucson Mountains on the west side of Tucson.  Compass and pacing skills are a must but the bright side means little elevation change

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The orienteering venue slopes downward from Reddington Road toward Bellota Ranch and the Chimney Rock which gives the area its name. Most of the terrain is covered with grass and navigating through it is fairly easy although there is a lot of rock as

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Orienteering in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona

The Tucson Orienteering Club and the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Clubs invite you to join us for a week of map and compass in the sunny desert at the end of February. We call it SWSW: the Southwest Spring

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Here's a sampling of the exciting terrain you will encounter at Catalina State Park!  To return to the event announcement, click herePhotos by Leif Lundquist.

 

Boulder Cluster

Boulder Cluster on a Spur

 

Mountain View

Scenic View of the Santa Catalina Mountains

 

Saguaro Control

Saguaro Cactus Control

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This year’s event will start at the picnic area.  It's called that by the park personnel and signs direct you there.  There is a ramada and a modern toilet building.  There will be white, yellow, orange, green and red courses.  Event day will be Sunday,

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Are you interested in course setting or meet directing?   Then help us fill a slot on our existing calendar or propose your own event!   For further details, contact a Board Member.

To see the calendar of nationally sanctioned orienteering events, check out

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As torrid Summer turns into amiable Fall we can look forward to a fun-filled, fast-paced urban-style score-O event at the University of Arizona on Sunday, October 11.  The course will have approximately 30 checkpoints marked on a detailed color map.  At

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Let's have have an orange course for exercise, a Remember-O course to challenge your memory and an option for map checking at this natural (well, partly) vegetation city park.

Unfortunately this event has been canceled.  Rangers from the Coconino National Forest conducted an impact survey and determined that the area we planned to use for our Lake Mary event is now home to several nesting pairs of endangered spotted owls.  Due

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On Friday, 3 July 2015 at around 11:45 a.m. there will be a sprint orienteering training on the University of Arizona Campus in Tucson.  It will be very hot so bring your own water.  This is a training and will have NO control markers, points or any

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Celebrate Father's Day with orienteering at Palisades in the Mountains Northwest of Tucson.  Choose from White(1.8k), Yellow(2.0k), Orange(3.8k), or Red(5.0k) courses.  Course starts are available between 9:00am until 10:30am.

Come enjoy summer orienteering at Greasewood Park on 17 May.  Enjoy the feel of head to head competition in an informal, practice setting.  Score-O will be a mass start at 0830 at Greasewood Park.  Control markers with pin-punches will be hung at the

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Beautiful Box Canyon in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains will be the site for a two hour score-O.  The running is good through tall grass and on trails. The climbs are long but yield spectacular views of the valley below and the mountains beyond. 

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Orienteering in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona!

Welcome to the 2015 Southwest Spring B-Meet, with two days of orienteering near Tucson! Saturday morning we’ll kick off with Long courses. Sunday we’ll shorten the distances some, but still offer some

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Come out and join us on Sunday January 18th for a warm winter morning of Classic-O courses in Tucson Mountain Park on the Cat Mountain Map! 

Come join us for classic courses on December 14 at Ironwood Picnic Area, located in the Tucson Mountains west of the city.  Course setter John Little has set for your enjoyment White, Yellow, Orange, Green, and Red courses.  We will also offer a Tucson

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