Update: October 04, 2015 @ 07:33
Everything looks good. The forecast is for Light Drizzle, and only 30% at that. We had conditions like that yesterday. It is cool, windy, and didn’t rain much last night. Orange and above crosses a creek that you can usually cross on some rocks to keep your feet dry, but yesterday morning it was about knee deep. It is probably down since it didn’t do more than sprinkle yesterday or last night, but plan on getting your feet wet.
Update: October 03, 2015 @ 20:30
We are planning on having the orienteering event at Gray Owl rain or shine. We will only postpone the event if conditions are unsafe. You can look on here after 7:30 am Sunday to check on the status.
We have a large sheltered deck where we can see the start and finish as well as a place where you can change your clothes (so bring your towel). There is also a kitchen so lunch stuff can be refrigerated and/or heated up.
Please fill out the courtesy registration below so I will know about how many are coming. If you already registered and have decided not to come please unregister by filling out the form and selecting “Remove my previous Registration” on the last question even if you do so Saturday morning.
Sep 25, 2015 @ 22:34
Everyone is welcome at the first Regular Event in the Birkhead Wilderness near Asheboro, NC. The event starts at Noon with a beginners class at 12:30.
After the event at about 2pm we will have a pot luck lunch, so bring something to share if you can. We will be filling out the lunch with some pizzas so plan to stay even if you can’t bring something.
The event will start at Joseph and Ruth’s house they call Gray Owl. The address is 1725 Gray Owl Road, Asheboro, NC.
We are trying out a new way of supporting our event expenses and mapping projects. Instead of entry fees we will have One Week Memberships. The one week membership dues will be the same as our previous event fees, however it will also include “Member Only” events for the week. For example the membership will include the pot luck lunch at this event. In addition the membership will include the OUSA insurance and provide us with fewer regulations at some of our venues.
To have an idea of how many people will be attending we have a “Courtesy Registration” for this event. Please register if you think you may be coming. (you can un-register using the same form)
We will have a full set of courses from beginner through advanced, so let us know how many maps you will need of each course.
- White (Beginner 1.7k)
- Yellow (Intermediate 2.2k)
- Orange (Advanced 3.5k )
- Brown (Expert 3.8k)
- Green (Expert 5.6k)
- Red (Expert 6.8k)
- Blue (Expert 8.4k)