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Backwoods Orienteering Klub, founded November 15, 1978 sponsors events and teaches orienteering in the North Carolina piedmont, around Raleigh, NC.

We invite you to try orienteering with us. Everyone is welcome at all our events. We always offer beginning, intermediate, advanced and expert courses (routes through the woods) at every Regular event.

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August 27th, 2014

Results for Advanced Event in Schenck Forest – Aug 24, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came to the event! The weather was perfect and we had a chance to see a lot of birds (including a flock of woodpeckers) visiting the clearing near the shelter. The courses proved to be rather difficult (at least judging from the result times). Two controls gave most difficulty to the […]

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June 21st, 2014

Results for Sprint event at Lake Crabtree July 27

The sprint event at at Lake Crabtree County Park, was a lot of fun. After a week with plenty of rain, we thought Sunday would be relatively fine. At around 9:30 or so, a huge thunderstorm rolled in as Pat and I were setting controls. With my map now an illegible sodden replica of its […]

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June 16th, 2014

Results for advanced event at Umstead West (15 June 2014)

  While most folks around the Triangle were celebrating Father’s day, a group of advanced orienteers came to Umstead instead to honor the much lesser-known holiday “rootstock appreciation day”.   With only three exceptions, every control on each course was at a rootstock – some were large, new, obvious, and magnificent; others were old, decaying, small, […]

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June 7th, 2014

Results for June 1, 2014 event in South Umstead

First of all I want to thank everybody who helped with this event. So many people contributed, even a few people who weren’t able to come to the actual event! Joseph Huberman and Ruth Bromer – designed courses, printed map, provided overall organization. Joseph also taught the beginners class Ian Shields – set ribbons Kelly […]

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May 10th, 2014

Mother’s Day Sprint Results at Lake Johnson 5/11/14

We had perfect weather for the Mother’s Day Sprint at Lake Johnson and we started early to get ahead of the heat. Ruth designed the courses so the pace would be fast.  The difficulty was mostly Orange and Vladimir topped the speed at 8:20 per K for the best run of the event. We started […]

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