The Tucson Orienteering Club will be taking a break during the hot months of summer, with no events planned until this coming October.  However if you are looking for an excuse to get away from the heat in southern Arizona, there will be a couple of events in the cooler pine forests of Flagstaff hosted by the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club in June and July.  Please see our calendar for these and other upcoming events.

Come join the Arizona State Museum for an exciting day of discovery, mapping and navigation at their March Map-ness event!  It will be free fun for the whole family.  For more details, see their event brochure.

If you are new to orienteering or have never tried it before, or you just want to get an audio-visual feel for what it's all about, then check out these two introductory videos (on our What is Orienteering? page).  In the first video Andreas Johansson, member at Northeast Ohio Orienteering Club (NEOOC), introduces orienteering with some of the basic stuff you might encounter at your first event.  The second video produced for the New York Times, provides another introductory view of our orienteering sport.  If you want to see even more videos about orienteering, visit Orienteering USA's Orienteering Videos page.

As we transition into the new year it is time to reflect on this past year of making fun-filled orienteering events happen.   These events couldn't have happened without the time and sweat donated by a certain dedicated and generous group of TOC club members.

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.

With the scorching days of Summer coming, things will be slowing down a bit for orienteering in Arizona, with no events planned until late August.  Unfortunately our planned Bear Wallow event (scheduled July 17) had to be canceled.  Our next TOC O-event will be October 9 at Kentucky Camp, and we still need a couple volunteers to help make it happen.  The next GPHXO event will take place August 27 at Fort Tuthill (Flagstaff).  Please see our calendar for other upcoming events.