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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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Results — Occoneechee Mtn.

On a near perfect day for orienteering, we enjoyed an expert-level event on a new map of Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. Although it is a fairly small park, it has more than its share if interesting rocky features, steep cliffs, earth banks, and complex patterns of thick vegetation. These made the short courses pretty […]

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Brief introduction to orienteering in Horton Grove

Horton Grove is a 708 acre nature preserve north of Durham and managed by Triangle Land Conservancy. We will stage October’s event from its main parking area, which has space for approximately 25 cars, and is located at Latitude 36.142298, Longitude -78.843700. Nice weekends during the pandemic have brought relatively large crowds, and the lot […]

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Results for July 12 Advanced Sprint at Dorothea Dix Park

On a typical hot July day in Raleigh we had 17 brave orienteers come out for the sprint event. We had two courses of close to 3KM each with a shorter variant of about 2km. Everyone tried two courses. This was also the first opportunity to pick up the new BOK clothing items. See separate […]

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ARDF Practice at Robbins Branch – Birkhead Wilderness

Charles is going to set up a practice classic ARDF event at Robbins Branch on Saturday May 23. You can register here. Charles will make a practice course similar to last time: five transmitters and ~6 km total length along the ideal route. The start window opens at 10 AM and the transmitters will be […]

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Results — Eno River, 22 March 2020

For the second time in two weeks – by coincidence – expert orienteers were treated to some long-form courses, with relatively few controls and relatively long legs that required careful route choice.  The red course, for example, had only five controls and one leg that was over 2.3 km long.  People really differed on their […]

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Open Event in Umstead North, Feb 23

We will have an OPEN event at Umstead Park (North) starting at Noon on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Everyone is welcome, and we will have a beginners class at 12:30. If you are new to orienteering, please see our newcomer page. I have also created a newcomer guide which will be available at the start […]

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Dix ARDF Sprint & Orienteering Middle Distance Dec. 8, 2019 (Radio and Regular Orienteering)

We are having an ARDF Radio Orienteering Sprint and an Orienteerng Middle distance event at Dix Park. Starts are from 11am – 1pm. For ARDF – We will have a course with two haves, beginner and advanced. Either half can be run separately or they can be combined into one course. For Orienteering – We […]

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GPS Orienteering

The Chapel Hill score course will be available as a GPS-Orienteering (GPSO) event. In order to use this option for the event, you will need an Android phone with the GPSO app installed, as well as some event data that I will distribute online. These data will consist of a map file, which I will […]

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Results for Sep 8, 2019 event in Umstead North

It was a very hot day and yet we had a very good turnout. North Umstead is quite runnable, even the heat and certain pits couldn’t slow down the winners. Orange course shared a number of controls with Brown/Green/Red and turned out to be rather difficult. Kudos to all who completed it. It was the […]

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