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SMOC jackets arrived! If you ordered in round two, your items will be at Nitrogaine HQ tonight (beach at Pontiac Lake Recreation Area), by 8 pm and until 6 am. Bring $$ and pick em up!
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Forgetting your compass will be a lot more fun this fall - loaners upgraded to bubble-free thumb compasses, and they even point north (when they are not right next to each other!)
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If you're not headed to Cadillac for some adventure racing this weekend, NEOOC has a five course orienteering meet on Saturday just south of Cleveland, about 2hr45min from Ann Arbor. Carpool options available - let us know and we'll link you up with one likely attendee. http://neooc.com/classic-o-oak-hill-area-cvnp-saturday-june-9-11am-1230pm-starts-courses-close-3pm/
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Our season flew by, so if you need more navigation, check out some friends-of-SMOC events while we trace trails and ready brand new maps for our fall series: Nitrogaine IV - 2, 4, or 8 hours of overnight orienteering - 6/23 @ Pontiac Lake. https://metronav.org/nitrogaine/ TurtleHead Paddle Orienteering - 3 hrs of canoe/kayak navigation 7/15 @ Kensington Metropark. https://lostarrowsports.com/turtlehead-paddle-o/
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Results pending, in the meantime, load up your tracks for Waterloo to LiveLox! https://www.livelox.com/Events/Show/32031/2018-Spring-Waterloo
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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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