GPHXO Event at Fort Tuthill -- Aug. 27
Please join the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Fort Tuthill event site near Flagstaff for a 2-hour score-O and the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course.
For more information about GPHXO events, go to their website.
What is Orienteering?
Orienteering is a fun and challenging outdoor activity in which participants navigate their way on foot, using only map and compass, along trails (beginners), or cross-country (expert), or a combination of both (intermediate). Orienteering events are held in woodlands, deserts, grasslands, city parks, or almost anywhere outdoors, and each event is divided into several levels of difficulty: from a fun, non-competitive family outing, to a challenging competitive sport. Events are also attended by serious outdoorsmen and women who want to practice map and compass skills in a safe, controlled setting.
Summer Slowdown 2016
With the scorching days of Summer coming, things will be slowing down a bit for orienteering in Arizona, with no events planned until late August. Unfortunately our planned Bear Wallow event (scheduled July 17) had to be canceled. Our next TOC O-event will be October 9 at Kentucky Camp, and we still need a couple volunteers to help make it happen. The next GPHXO event will take place August 27 at Fort Tuthill (Flagstaff). Please see our calendar for other upcoming events.
A Call to Volunteers!
Did you know that without course setters, meet directors, and all the helpers and supporters who assist them we wouldn't have any orienteering events? The fees collected at each event only cover the costs for permits, insurance, transportation, map printing, supplies, and equipment used at the event. They don’t cover planning, organizing, or running the event. It is only through the generous volunteer effort of club members by which these events can happen!
New Stuff & Recent Changes
Featured Clue Symbol
To see all the orienteering control symbols and their descriptions, read the International Specification for Control Descriptions (pdf).