Puzzle Friday: Crowders Mountain

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Its the last Puzzle Friday of January and today we wander down to North Carolina to feature a permanent course map of Crowders Mountain State Park from the Carolina Orienteering Klubb (COK). This map is one of three recent additions to the Orienteering USA Permanent Course listing in the Charlotte, NC area. The other two […]

Upcoming OUSA Board Meeting: Feb 8, 8pm EST

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The next meeting of the Orienteering USA Board of Directors will be held online via Google Meet on Monday, February 8th from 8pm-10pm EST. Among the topics to be discussed are: Updates and Review of upcoming NRE and Championship events, MTBO events policy for 2021 and review of the 2021 budget. More details and meeting […]

Puzzle Friday: Rockhaven – Clinton Lake

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Today’s cartographic puzzle takes us to the heartland and a recent event held by Orienteer Kansas (OK). The control descriptions included a couple of ‘special items’ (black ‘X’s on the map). Not sure I’ve ever been to a control quite like this one! Check out some of the additional photos by Gene Wee as well […]

YMP Map of the Month – January 2021

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As we head into the new year, Orienteering USA’s Youth Mapping Program (YMP) is moving ahead full steam. At last count there were seventeen (17) new maps in production by 17 different mappers, plus an equal number of remote field checkers serving as ‘eyes on the ground’. And the committee has more map requests queuing […]

Puzzle Friday: Buckeye Hills

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Happy Friday everyone!! This week we’re headed down to sunny Arizona for the recent Buckeye Hills event held by the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club – GPHXO. A big thank you to Ron Birks and Shane Lacanienta for providing media used to create this puzzle for you. The event was originally scheduled as a Score-O plus […]

OUSA Seeks Part-time Administrator

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1/20/21 – OUSA Administrator position is no longer accepting applications. Thank you for your interest in Orienteering USA. Orienteering USA seeks a part-time contractor to handle administrative functions.  Duties to include: Serve as the primary OUSA office contact. Handle deposits, invoices, and check requests and interface with OUSA accountants to ensure processing. Work with Vice-President […]

In Memoriam: Ed Hicks

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It is with great sadness that we write that Ed Hicks, owner of Orienteering Unlimited, passed away on Jan. 1, 2021. Ed was a major advocate for the sport of orienteering over many decades and spearheaded the production of hundreds of maps of parks, camps, school grounds, conference and nature centers across the United States. […]

Puzzle Friday: Rentschler Forest

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Welcome to the end of the workweek fellow orienteers! This weeks puzzle looks back at the New Year’s Eve Score-O event hosted by Orienteering Cincinnati last week. Looks like a fun event! Thanks to the folks at OCIN for sharing the map and photos with us. Let us know if you’d like to have your […]