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Join us for the fall forest kick off at Silver Lake on Sunday. Courses range from beginner-friendly to expert. Start between noon and 2 pm. New to orienteering? Silver Lake is a great place to try it since it has one of the best-marked trail systems - find a cheat sheet at most junctions! https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3105
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Good luck to all the SMOC folks doing the Python rogaine in Ohio tomorrow! We look forward to hearing all of your stories at our fall forest kick off at Silver Lake on 10/22. Jess mentioned she is likely to really hit the nicest woods hard, which should make for lovely chaos as people bounce from checkpoint to checkpoint and you have no idea if they are headed to the same spot as you or not.
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We had a lot of fun running around The Blast Corn Maze yesterday! Four courses were available - unique long and short versions for both day and night. The long courses were done "evil" style, with no CP flag numbers on the map, but the numbers were available in a sealed Envelope of Shame, which you could open if in a bind. Results on AP and Winsplits (thanks Igor): https://www.attackpoint.org/eventdetail.jsp/event_39077 http://obasen.orientering.se/winsplits/online/en/default.asp?page=classes&databaseId=51974 Thank you to Nixon Farms for letting us run around. Thanks also to BJ, Julie, and Phil for flag pickup, with a special shout out to Steve Simpson, whose longer flag pickup route had him get caught in a downpour, in the dark, with a disintegrating soggy map. Thanks, Steve! Jens says that he'll be sure to pick up a couple flags at Steve's Park Lyndon event, if he's not too cold or anything or not too tired after running his course.
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The corn maze is back! And we've added day and (if you can tear yourself away from Mich v. Mich State...) a night version - bring headlamps or flashlights (or charge your phone). Join us for a snack in between or pop over to Dexter to refuel. Bring a little extra $$ from normal for the maze fee. https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3119
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Share your North Campus sprint routes or see how others took on the courses
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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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