Beginner Basics: Folding, Thumbing, and Orienting

Three skills taught in beginner’s clinics are the simplest and most important elements to “staying found”. They are folding, thumbing, and orienting your map. With these techniques you will know where you are, where you’re going, and which direction that is…

Mapping Training Underway

On January 22nd, a group of 12 people attended our class, taught by Rex Winterbottom, to learn how to make an urban orienteering map at 1:15000 scale. Setting up the participant's computers was a worthwhile effort as now several people can practice their mapping skills at will…

SDO's Trail-O on 3/18

What is Trail Orienteering? Something LAOC does very infrequently! Luckily, SDO is holding a Trail O event at Balboa Park on March 18th. Plan it into your schedule…

Event Preview: O @ Santa Fe Dam

Santa Fe control on stone pile from 2011

I am offering White, Yellow, Orange, Green and Red courses, point to point. The "as the crow flies" distances are as follows: White: 2.7 km; Yellow 2.9 km; Orange: 5.5 km; Green 4.7 km; Red: 7.4 km. Those of you familiar with Santa Fe know that the actual distances may vary…


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