Box Canyon / Arizona Trail Map Trek and Navigation Race -- Apr. 2
The 1st event in the 2017 Map Trek / Navigation Race Challenge series brings us to a beautiful-but-rugged primitive area just 45 minutes from central Tucson. Box Canyon is a wild area with oak studded hills, complex canyons, and grassy valleys along the Arizona Trail near the ghost town of Greaterville, AZ, adjacent to the proposed Rosemont Mine area. Using a map produced by the Tucson Orienteering Club under the direction of Ludwig Hill, course setter Jeff Brucker will be treating us to a Map Trekking adventure sure to please any navigation sports enthusiast, whether you are looking for a scenic 1 hr hike in the hills, or a 3 hr endurance race against some of the best athletes in Southern Arizona. Register me for this event!
Orienteering Videos Show What It's Like to Run Wild
If you are new to orienteering or have never tried it before, or you just want to get an audio-visual feel for what it's all about, then check out these two introductory videos (on our What is Orienteering? page). In the first video Andreas Johansson, member at Northeast Ohio Orienteering Club (NEOOC), introduces orienteering with some of the basic stuff you might encounter at your first event. The second video produced for the New York Times, provides another introductory view of our orienteering sport. If you want to see even more videos about orienteering, visit Orienteering USA's Orienteering Videos page.
Catalina State Park Results -- 2/19/17
Our February Catalina State Park meet was put on by a bunch of out-of-towners. Glenn Haselfeld (from Prescott AZ) designed courses; Peter Graube (from California) hung controls; Barb Bryant (from MA) directed; meet helpers included Linda and Carl Moore (Seattle), Ethan Childs and Keegan Harkavy (from MA), and Erin Schirm (from CA). Huge thanks also to locals Jeff and Nancy Coker (registration/starts), Mike Thompson (equipment), Jeff Brucker (hang controls and registration), Jeff Brodsky, and Peg Davis for housing and snacks. Glenn set courses to bring the advanced runners up into a nice northern area of the map.
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).