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Which Way Wednesday - special guest edition: Ortonville expert Ken Lemieux. To help get you ready for Sunday, the designer of this weekend's courses goes through one of his leg's from the fall debut of this new map.
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Ken is super excited about his courses at Ortonville Rec, and we are super excited to navigate them on Sunday! Experts will love the tricky contours, while the more beginner-friendly courses have longer safe options but with tempting shortcut choices to try cross country orienteering without huge penalties for error, as you'll probably be caught by a nice trail before ending up in the Thumb. Pre register here to save a few bucks and help with planning: https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3718 Add your tracks to the Silver Lake LiveLox: https://www.livelox.com/Events/Show/38179/2019-SMOC-Silver-Lake
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Chocolate at Chilson results are up! https://www.attackpoint.org/eventdetail.jsp/event_44455 Enjoy one of our favorite LiveLoxes ever thanks to course designer Tom's ample route choice on top of really tricky terrain. In the pic here, straight is fastest! But right is next fastest! But left is third fastest! Aaaaaah!! And there are dozens more like that across all of the courses - fantastic! https://www.livelox.com/Events/Show/38121/SMOC-Chocolate-at-Chilson
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A few pics from the finish of Chocolate at Chilson, courtesy of Ken Lemieux
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A few more Chilson pics. Tom Logan says that while red and green are tricky, if you’re on the fence between orange and green, this might be the week to to try the harder course since there are pretty nice catching features in the form of well-marked trails so you won’t be lost all day if you miss.
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Welcome to SMOC

The Southern Michigan Orienteering Club hosts events in southern Michigan.

Using a map and compass, find your way to checkpoints marked with orange and white flags. Courses range from beginner-friendly on or near trails to expert navigation courses with points far off trail in the wilds of Michigan woods.

You choose your route - climb the hill or go around. Jump the stream or use a log. Run for the win or go for an afternoon hike - it's up to you!

Many of our events have beginner clinics - check the events page.

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