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Umstead South Radio Orienteering Sprint Results (2024-03-24)

We were fortunate to be able to add a radio orienteering event to the open orienteering event at Umstead South. A dozen people participated in the sprint and most of them decided to ignore the course assignments and completed the entire course to practice. The course proved to be rather physical involving at least 130m […]

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Open Reveal-O at Carolina North, April 14, 2024

We will have an Open Reveal-O event at Carolina North on Sunday, Apr 14. You don’t need to be an expert to participate in this event – there will be plenty of controls to find for all levels. Park at the parking lot of Orange County Health Department (2501 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516) […]

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Bear Island — Results

For two years in a row, inclement weather forced the ferry to cancel service out to Shackleford Banks.  Luckily, the route to Bear Island is a bit more sheltered, and we were able to have two days of orienteering on Bear Island.  Of course, Saturday’s weather was still predicted to be unpleasant, and most of […]

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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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Coastal Orienteering Weekend, March 09 & 10, 2024

Expert orienteers (i.e., those who have successfully completed a brown, green, red, or blue course) are welcome to register for our annual coastal orienteering experience on Saturday and Sunday, March 09 and 10.  This year we will again be on the West side of Shackleford Banks for a long-distance “goat” event on Saturday (see below […]

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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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Results Score Orienteering Event – White Plains Preserve, 11 February

We had a great Score-O event at White Pines Nature Preserve today. Despite intermittent rain for most of the day, everyone seemed to have a good time and liked the course. Paul did almost all of the course design and people seemed to like the “reveal” format where the base map included 17 controls while […]

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Results Radio Orienteering, 80m Classic, Eno River 2024-02-04

We had a great day for Radio Orienteering at Eno River State Park, Fews Ford access. It was a little chilly, but the cool morning made for some fast Radio running. A big thank you goes out to Charles and Nadia for running the Radio-O Beginners Course. We had a great showing with several new […]

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Score Orienteering Event – White Plains Preserve, 11 February

On Sunday, 11 February, we will have an event at White Pines Nature Preserve, a 275 acre greenspace in Chatham County, managed by Triangle Land Conservancy.  The meet is open to any orienteer who has successfully completed an advanced course (i.e., orange, brown, green, red, or blue).    Start any time between 11:00 AM and […]

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