Kentucky Camp Score-O -- Oct. 9
Come join us Sunday, October 9 for a day of orienteering at Kentucky Camp. You’ll be running through the foothills of the Santa Rita mountains at about 5000 feet elevation. Temperatures at this time of year are really pleasant. The area is very open with scattered trees, bushes, spiky chollas, and small patches of thorny cat claw. Long pants are recommended since the courses will require navigation through knee high grass at some point. This grassland area is quite beautiful and the ride to the meet site down route 83 is designated as a Scenic Byway. The ghost town, Kentucky Camp is on the map and is worth a visit. The Arizona Trail also passes through the area.
GPHXO Event at Petrified Forest NP -- Oct. 15/16
Please join the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club on the weekend of October 15 & 16, 2016 at the Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook for two 4-hour rogaines.
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.
Permanent Courses in the Tucson Area
What can you do with a permanent orienteering course? Since it's always there, you can go anytime - no need to wait for an organized meet or for someone to set up a training session. You can draw your own course on the map, as easy or as hard as you like, and you'll know if you've made it to the right place. If you're a beginner you can use a permanent course to learn basic skills and get a feel for the sport. As an advanced orienteer you can use the course to practice advanced techniques or get in some terrain intervals.
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).