Gray Owl Open Orienteering Sat. & Sun. March 6-7, 2021

Update 2/27/21 – The expert courses are designed, and I have added a Blue course (see lengths below). I have updated another sq. km of the map, and the courses make good use of it. There is also a section in the Rock Garden. In order to use these areas, the expert courses have a […]

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ARDF Sprint at Dix Park Feb 21 – Results

It was cold and windy, but the sun was out so we could pretend it was warmer. Charles set an excellent course – it even required map reading – which isn’t easy at Dix. Some people did both the short and long course. The short course was a subset of the long course. An asterisk […]

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Feb 20-21 Schenck Forest Event

I am sorry to report that we have canceled the event on Feb 20-21 at Schenck Forest. We will try and reschedule a Schenck Forest event and will announce it when it is confirmed. The Department of Forestry was very helpful in approving, but the “NC STATE SPECIAL EVENT EXCEPTION REQUEST DURING COVID 19”  group […]

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US 2021 ARDF Champs: Bulletin One

Twentieth USA ARDF Championships Hosted by BOK in North CarolinaBulletin One Name of the Event Twentieth USA ARDF Championships  Director Joseph Huberman, Joseph@BackwoodsOK.org Registrar Ruth Bromer, Ruth@Treklite.com Host club Backwoods Orienteering Klub, Raleigh, NC Member club of Orienteering USA (United States Orienteering Federation) Internet address for up-to-date information http://ARDF.US https://BackwoodsOK.org/ARDF Physical mailing address Address will […]

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Gray Owl Map Critique Results

We had a beautiful sunny day. 10 people ran the course and to my delight everyone thought the map was very good. There were a few minor details about different ways of interpreting an area, and some rocky ground that I missed, however I am encouraged to continue my mapping. We only had 6 controls […]

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Gray Owl Event and Map Critique 1/17/21

To celebrate my first square kilometer of field checking I am hosting an expert orienteering event at Gray Owl this Sunday, January 17th. There will be Brown through Red courses. There are many more features (maybe too many) so I can make complex courses to challenge you. You can register in our store. At orienteering […]

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No Bicycle Events 2021

The good news is that the insurance policy from OUSA is in effect for Jan 1, 2020. The bad news is… The OUSA insurance company has eliminated Bicycles from our policy this year because they are trying to minimize their liability and there are so many more claims regarding bikes vs Running. In any case […]

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ARDF Results Dec 19-20, 2020

It was a beautiful cool day on Saturday for the 2m event. We started about 1k from the house at Birkhead Wilderness, Thornburg Farm Trailhead on top of a ridge. Both days Charles had a 300m start exclusion zone and 400m exclusion zone for the finish. Charles had a sheltered registration area on the back […]

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ARDF Dec. 19-20 Weekend Event

When: Dec 19-20, 2020 Starts from 10am to Noon Course closes at 2PMWhere: Birkhead Wilderness Thornburg Farm 35.620229, -79.945040 What: Saturday, ARDF 2m Sunday, ARDF 80m Register on the BOK website. Regional travel is unadvisable and our out-of-town participants have not indicated that they are coming, so this is no longer a “Regional” event, but a […]

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ARDF Practice Results Dec 9 2020

It was a very successful event. We set out 7 transmitters in seven different regions. Two regions were mostly in the exclusion zone. Those transmitters were on 3.51 on a 30/30 schedule. The other five were further out on 3.58 and on the classic 60/240 schedule. There was no beacon. The closest of the two […]

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