Organizer: Kevin Fisher (Event Director)
Five courses: white, yellow, orange, green, red
Wear Bright Colors!
In honor of Veterans day on Friday, FREE MAPS for vets and active duty military!
Otherwise, $10/map for non-members or $5/map for members.
State Park Permit required on vehicle plate or day pass can be purchased at park HQ day of
Start 11:30-2 pm, Be off the course by 3pm.
What is orienteering? Using a premarked, detailed topographic map (and maybe a compass), find your way to various checkpoints.
We usually offer five courses, and this week we have a beginner lesson:
Beginner lesson: Please check in at 10:45 so we can start at 11 am. This will be near or around the parking lot and demonstrate terrain reading, including important orienteering terrain features like: hills, spurs, reentrants (what are those?), vegetation. 15-30 minutes depending on group size.
White: Beginner friendly, 20 minutes at full speed, 45-60 minutes walking. Not much off trail, so attire is flexible.
Yellow: New person friendly, 25-30 minutes at full speed, 60-90 minutes walking. Can be slightly off trail, consider long sleeves and long pants
Orange: Intermediate - larger features, extensively off trail. If this is your first time, consider warming up with Yellow first. Running without mistakes is 60-75 minutes, walking is 90-120 minutes. Pants and long sleeves and shoes you don't mind getting wet recommended.
Green: Technically difficult. Small features, well off trail. Winning running time without mistakes is 55-75 minutes. Walking may be 120-150 minutes. Pants and long sleeves and shoes you don't mind getting wet recommended.
Red: Same technical difficult as Green (i.e. hard), but slightly longer. Top runners 60-80 minutes, walkers 150-180 minutes. Pants and long sleeves and shoes you don't mind getting wet recommended.