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For this week's Which Way Wednesday, we'll look back at the choice-laden Huron Meadows. Should you take the trail or go cross country? Is there anything else you can do on the way to help later?
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Like many of our favorite areas, new-to-SMOC Holly Rec was once farmland, and this 1940s aerial shows parcel boundaries (which you won't see on the 2017 aerial), with many of these boundaries showing up as low rock walls. Ken added a wall symbol guide to the SMOC-runs event page to help you brush up before the event on December 2nd: https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3612 Ken notes the rock wall and cairn coverage on the map is not exhaustive - he's added the ones he's found while designing the course, but you might find a few more! Sign up by noon on 11/30 for discounted entry to the debut of this brand new map!
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Great to see so many out in spite of the dusting of snow at Huron Meadows! Thanks to the Greens for setting flags around the many varied terrain types offered. Results here: https://www.attackpoint.org/eventdetail.jsp/event_42668 Add your tracks and compare routes here - should be interesting as many races and places were settled by a just a few seconds. https://www.livelox.com/Events/Show/35642/SMOC-Huron-Meadows-O-meet Thanks to the flag pickup crew - Alan, Greg, Barbara, and Jens. Join us in two weeks for two hours of any order, as many as you like flag finding at the debut of Holly Rec! https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3612
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Here are some increasingly irrelevant pictures of a snow-free Huron Meadows. We'll be there Sunday no matter what! As last year's Maybury Madness showed, it'll be fun whether it all melts or if you have inches of powder to run through! Sign up by noon Friday for discounted entry: https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3585
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Which Way (Is Up?) Wednesday! A recurring theme has been...what's up? What's down? This week we'll go over some ways to tell at a glance what's happening on the map elevation wise.
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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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