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Expert Event at Horton Grove, Apr 25 2021

On Sunday, April 25 we will have an orienteering event at Horton Grove Nature Preserve in Bahama, NC.  The event is open only to ‘expert’ orienteers – those who have successfully completed a brown, green, or red course. Courses: Red – 7.3km, Green – 5.9km, Brown – 3.8km Check-in at the main parking lot (GPS […]

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Gray Owl Open Results Orienteering & ARDF April 10 – 11

Updates as of 4/11/21. Here are the Weekend’s results. The details for the event follow the results. We had a beautiful weekend. It was warm on Saturday but the rain held off until I was picking up controls. We had great success with the FoxOring with new people trying and succeeding. The general feeling was […]

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Results for Eno River Open Event Sunday March 28

After a big storm on Saturday and promise of possibly more storms Sunday afternoon, the weather turned out to be pretty reasonable for most of the day and participants had a good time. We probably had too many people heading for control 1 on the advanced/expert courses at the same time. We’ll try and remember […]

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Results Eno River ARDF Saturday March 27, 2021

We had perfect weather for our event. The hailstorm waited until Charles had collected all the transmitters, and just crossed the bridge. Needless to say he was pretty soggy by the time he got to the car. Thank you Charles for setting up a very good course. Several people had some of their best runs. […]

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Thumb Compasses

BOK has Thumb Compasses that you can borrow if you don’t have a compass or if you want to try using a Thumb Compass. We just bought a few more and now we have 12. Most orienteers use a Thumb Compass because it is quick, easy, and helps you stay in touch with the map. […]

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Eno River Open Event Sunday March 28

We will have an open event with white through red courses at Eno River on Sunday March 28. There will also be a classic ARDF event on Saturday March 27 – see separate announcement. Address is 6101 Cole Mill Rd (GPS: 36.073888, -79.006011). Watch this post for additional information coming this weekend. Registration for the […]

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

Saturday was a great success. Lots of beginners and military at their first orienteering event. Everyone finished only two people mispunched. One didn’t check the code, and the other didn’t realize he missed it. We forgot to put the north lines on the Saturday maps, so we we put them on the Sunday maps, but […]

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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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Results, Shackleford Banks

We orienteered for the first time at Shackleford Banks, the Western tip of Cape Lookout National Seashore. After a chilly 20-minute ferry from Beaufort, we were free to play on the 8-mile long island, with only a couple dozen other humans, and over one hundred wild horses. Many thanks to park superintendent Jeffrey West and […]

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