Puzzle Friday: Southwest Spring Weekend ’21

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Happy Friday everyone! This week’s puzzling excursion takes us to Arizona where, in a normal year, the annual Southwest Spring Week Orienteering Festival (SWSW) would have taken place. But, like most things over the past 12 months, this year’s festival was reduced to a mere Spring Weekend ’21 but that still beats no orienteering at […]

Puzzle Friday: Georgia Navigator ’21

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This week we’re taking a look back at last month’s Georgia Navigator Cup down at Sweetwater Creek Park organized by the Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC). In a normal year, the Georgia Navigator Cup is a national event drawing competitors from all over the country but with the coronavirus situation still firmly entrenched, the organizers elected […]

Puzzle Friday: Smokey Glen

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Good morning campers! This week’s puzzle takes a look back at last years QOC Bumble – the last event I ran before coronavirus set in. It was a really fun time… The Bumble is a goat-style race with a score-o twist – controls are arranged into windows, controls within a window can be visited in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Puzzle Friday: Oak Ridge NRE

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Today’s puzzle takes us to the National Ranking Event at held Oak Ridge in the Prince William Forest Park in Virginia this past weekend. Thanks to Quantico Orienteering Club for hosting the event and providing the media used to create the puzzle. Have a great weekend everyone!!