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Everyone Welcome Jan. 21 Umstead North

We expect our “Open” January 21 event at Umstead Park to go on as scheduled. Umstead Park is supposed to open late today, Friday, 1/19/18, so there should be no problem for our event on Sunday.  Their closure information is on the Umstead Park Facebook page. We will have a full selection of courses from […]

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Advanced in-the-Forest Instruction

The Classes are Full Here is an update with the Class Outlines.  There are still a few spaces left in both classes.  Registration is at the end of the article. Expert Class (Dave Waller) For people beginning or in the Brown, Green, or Red courses. Review of how to use a compass to (a) determine […]

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Results for New Years Day Relay 2018

We had a sunny, but very very cold day for our New Year’s Day relay. Josef designed his usual challenging courses. Several people had to leave early. It was nice to see former BOK members Lori Huberman and Brendan Shields back for this event as well as Nadine Leisgang visiting from Basel. Control #60 seems […]

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New Years Day Relay 2018

This is our annual Members New Years Day relay.  There will be a mass start at Umstead West at 10:00 AM, so arrive early for the briefing.  Come with a partner or pick one up at the event. Be sure to register. Here is how the relay works…  Each team is composed of 2 runners, […]

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Carolina Orienteering Klub Event Schedule

Carolina Orienteering Klub (COK) is centered around the Charlotte area.  For more information check out the Carolina-OK.org website or their event calendar. Here is the COK 2018 scheduled events… Morrow Mountain State Park January 6, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Morrow Mountain, 49104 Morrow Mountain Rd Albemarle, NC 28001 United States + Google Map Reedy Creek Nature Preserve & Park February […]

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Score-O Results

    10 Dec 2017, Umstead State Park This year’s long score event at Umstead came on a beautiful, though chilly, Sunday in the Piedmont. The course was especially long, offering 47 controls to runners in either a 2-hour or a 6-hour race. The course stretched so far to the southeast that a new map […]

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Results for Open event at Raven Rock State Park (Dec 3, 2017)

It was such a nice day for being in the woods. Couldn’t have been better! We had a pretty good turnout at Raven Rock State Park – 51 starts! Thank you all for coming. It is a hard forest to get through and the map hasn’t been updated for many years. Both factors were in […]

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80 m Radio “O” Receivers

BOK received the first four of our 80 m ARDF (Radio “O”) receivers from Vadim.  BOK will be renting these receivers at our Radio “O” events. (Bring your own headset.) I put them through a test and they are excellent. They are very lightweight, just under 9 ounces, which is important if you are holding […]

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BOK 2017 Annual Meeting

We met at Joseph & Ruth’s house on November 1, for our 2017 Annual meeting. Financial Report was first on the agenda.  Ruth passed out the report and we saw that BOK is in a good position financially.  We decided that we should add an expense category to track what we are spending for equipment […]

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Nov. 18-19, 2017 Birkhead Results

We had a very successful weekend with the Advanced/Expert open event at Robbins Branch on Saturday, followed by a Mass start Score Night “O” starting at Gray Owl and then an Open event at Gray Owl on Sunday. Ken. is helping with the results as there are several issues with some controls and a Start […]

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