Palisades Results -- 6/21/15
19 orienteers braved the southern Arizona heat on tough courses in the mountains around Tucson. Early in the morning the weather was pleasant due to the altitude which unfortunately made the running difficult. Long time orienteer Ludwig Hill won the red, long time orienteer GeeGee Larington won the yellow and newcomer James Nuxoll was the best on the orange. Thanks for dealing with the last minute changes and slightly misplaced controls due to unforeseen circumstances.
Lake Mary -- Aug. 15 & 16
Unfortunately this event has been canceled. Rangers from the Coconino National Forest conducted an impact survey and determined that the area we planned to use for our Lake Mary event is now home to several nesting pairs of endangered spotted owls. Due to the sensitivity of the habitat, we are unable to get a permit to use the area for orienteering.
Catalina State Park Map Extension
Fun hikes! Field checking! New areas of the park! Please join the team!
This spring I started a project to extend our map of Catalina State Park. Ludwig Hill showed me how to use the Pima county data base to get elevation contours and with that and USGS aerial photographs I extended the existing map in the northwest corner of the park. Ludwig and Jeff Brodsky helped with field checking and we made some inroads to a final map.
TOC Looking For New People to Make Things Happen
The Tucson Orienteering Club is looking for enthusiastic new people to run our club, make events happen, and follow new visions! Here are some of the activities that are available:
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).