Puzzle Friday: LAOC Easter Egg Hunt

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Well we made it to the end of another week. And still 4 days left to participate in Photo-O at Lake Balboa. Match the pictures to the map and find the easter egg in each image. Submit your results online by midnight on Monday, April 5th. You can get a taste with our weekly online […]

Puzzle Friday: Georgia O-Fest 2021

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Hopefully you’ve heard the news that the Georgia O-Fest is on for three days of national competition over the weekend of April 9-11. So we’ll celebrate the return of multi-day competition with a Puzzle Friday feature for you. Have a great weekend and hope to see you in Georgia three weeks from today!

Puzzle Friday: US Kartapullautin Championships

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As we approach the one year anniversary of pandemic induced event cancellations and travel restrictions, many puzzling questions exist. Will WOC 2021 in the Czech Republic happen as scheduled this July? Will foreign competitors be allowed to travel to the US in August for the California O-Fest? Will there even be a US Championships in […]

Puzzle Friday: California Orienteering Festival

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Happy Friday everyone! There are only 157 training days left until the California Orienteering Festival which includes the North American Orienteering Championships (NAOC) and the World Rogaining Championships (WRC). This multi-week 10-stage event, which was postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic, is scheduled for August 2-15, 2021. Because the event includes NAOC & WRC […]

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 […]