Do it With Your Dog

Scent Trail Orienteering There are various Scent Work trials for your dog to attend. They compete by finding scents in defined spaces, or rats hidden in various places. Ruth and I are proposing to start a new game where dogs find scents as they walk along a trail. It does take some training, however, to […]

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Umstead March 24 Date Change

The shelters were taken for the original Saturday 3/23 date, so we changed the date to Sunday March 24th. This will be both an Open Orienteering Event as well as a Radio Event. More information will be posted and registration opened the week before the event.

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Gray Owl Results – Feb 17-18, 2024

Gray Owl 2/17-18/2024, Results Gray Owl 2/17-18/2024, Results 2024-02-17 2m 3.9 km 400 min (5 Controls) 1 Nadia Scharlau   5 p (75:03) 2005018 2 Norbert Linke   5 p (75:22) 830320 3 William Allen   5 p (83:52) 7019429 4 Charles Scharlau #2   5 p (114:37) 2005010 5 Joseph Huberman   5 p […]

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New Year’s Day Relay (Jan 1, 2024)

The traditional Backwoods Orienteering Klub New Year’s Day event is coming up. This team relay will be in a rarely used location (see below for location information). Courses are expert level, but confident orange-level orienteers may also participate. The race starts at 11am and everyone starts at the same time. Relay teams consist of two […]

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OUSA Approves Livelox for 2024

This is great news. All the subscription features will be available for us to use through 2024. So organizers should learn how to use it and make the event ready before the first starts. Participants should get the app and sign up with Livelox, and use the app at events on their phones. Finally we […]

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Livelox routes – Check this out

Just to show you how different route choices can affect the outcome check out the Carolina North Red course. The first place person frequently goes out of his way to use trails, while second place, not so much, but runs a significantly shorter route. (If you don’t have a Livelox account let me know if […]

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Emergency Notice from the Umstead Coalition

Contact Attorney General Josh Stein and Governor Cooper TODAY!Tell then NOT to agree to the settlement with Wake Stone. We’ve been blindsided! The Interim Director for DEQ-Mining, Toby Vincent, and Wake Stone reached a closed-door Settlement agreement that reverses the previous Director’s Mining Permit Denial. HOWEVER, Attorney General Josh Stein must approve the Settlement to […]

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Livelox Course Analysis (for BOK?)

“Livelox is a web-based analysis software for orienteering. … Our mission is to provide visualization of GPS tracks and route choices from orienteering races in an easy-to use and engaging way, both during races and afterwards. With Livelox, the administrative part is automated so you can focus on analyzing the routes, both for training and […]

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BOK Annual Meeting Nov 9th

We will meet in person with a pizza dinner to get started at 6pm with the meeting starting at 7pm. This will take place at Joseph & Ruth’s house at 904 Dorothea Drive in Raleigh. There will also be a Google Meet option for those who can’t make it in person. I’ll send the link […]

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Results: Gray Owl Orienteering & Radio-O Oct 21-22

We had perfect weather for the weekend event in the Birkhead Wilderness. We had a full set of orienteering courses as well as Radio-O 2m, 80m and Sprint. The Radio-O map locations are displayed after the results. Gray Owl Oct 21-22 2023,Results 2023-10-21 Blue8.2 km (16 Controls) 1 Brian Thompson   81:42   7019425 2 […]

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