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Maybury tomorrow! Find as many flags as you can in the new TWO hour time limit, with the voting 9:1 in favor of more orienteering! Course planner Jennifer Kilbourne sent in many lovely terrain photos, but given some recent weather, a throwback teaser to night o scouting might be a better representation of what you'll encounter tomorrow. Bring shoes, skis, boots, snowshoes....whatever you like! https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3120
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Given that Maybury has a couple inches of snow and a few more on the way, your hosts are worried you won't find all of the flags in 90 minutes. What should we do? Bump the time out a bit or get you back to the hot fire as planned?
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Should be a wild season ender at Maybury! Crafty hosts Jen and Barbara have all sorts of tricks for you - moving checkpoints, secret controls, untouched parts of Maybury....everything we could ask for. I don't think they'll mind if you use skis or snowshoes or regular shoes - either way, there'll be a fire waiting at the finish! Experts will have to strategize and improvise to collect all 10 km of flags in the allotted 90 minutes, while newcomers will enjoy the reliable trail network with frequent good signage. https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3120
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We are excited to return to Heritage Park! Alan reports that it's much drier than last year, which will open up a lot of different route choices. There will also be some interesting twists: Red will feature a map exchange, where you'll only see a portion of the course before later trading for the second half. The feel will be more middle/sprint, with lots of quick decisions and a potential for higher speeds. Heritage Park is super beginner friendly - there are lots of buildings and a strong trail network on those courses, so you won't get too turned around even if it's your first time. We'll do a lesson to get you started on Yellow if you like. https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3195
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It's harder to place a game cam well than to find flags at night! Results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/189BUS0jx_KhSUidmmqevqqDiATCEnMYeHP_v08L-j5U/edit?usp=sharing https://www.attackpoint.org/eventdetail.jsp/event_39405 http://obasen.orientering.se/winsplits/online/en/default.asp?page=classes&databaseId=52825
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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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