EWOC

Eastern Washington Orienteering Club

    • 11
      June

      PNWOF – Middle Distance Courses at Fishtrap

      Cascade Orienteering Club takes over hosting duties for day 6 of PNWOF just southwest of Spokane.
      Fishtrap Recreation Area, near Sprague, WA access_time (start window not set yet)
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      This is Cascade Orienteering Club's 2022 Ultimate Orienteer #6 and a national ranking event.

      See the Cascade OC website for registration and event details.

      Register by June 2nd at OUSA.
      • 12
        June

        PNWOF – Goat at Fishtrap

        Long courses exploring basalt canyons and open forest on the Columbia Plateau. Hosted by Cascade Orienteering Club
        Fishtrap Recreation Area, near Sprague, WA access_time (start window not set yet)
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        This is the final event of the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival and also part of Cascade Orienteering Club's Ultimate Orienteer series.

        A "goat" is traditionally a longish course with special rules. For example, you might be permitted to skip your choice of certain controls, or choose between certain equivalent controls.

        Get up-to-date information at Cascade OC's website and register at OUSA.
        • 10
          September

          Manito Park Event -- With Classes

          Tips, training, and classic orienteering on Spokane's South Hill.
          location_on Manito Park, Spokane, WA access_time 10:00 AM - 12:00 N
          Have you thought about orienteering but don't know where to start? Orienteering is a great sport for mind and body that you can fit into whether you want to get into tip-top shape, go for leisurely strolls, or be better prepared for other outdoor sports. At this event, we'll be offering tips and training for anyone that's curious about this Scandinavian sport. Details about the training portion will appear here as we work them all out. Registration and start a course any time between 10 and noon.
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          • 01
            October

            Saint Georges School

            Three classic courses on our new map!
            location_on Saint Georges School, Spokane access_time 10:00 AM - 12:00 N
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            Explore this beautiful high school campus and the surrounding forest. John Beck will design 3 classic point-to-point orienteering courses: novice, intermediate, and advanced. Register and start your selected course between 10 and noon.
            • 22
              October

              Vampire O

              This will be the 15th anniversary of this Halloween-themed event!
              location_on Manito Park, Spokane access_time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
              Come alone, or gather a small group of like-minded adventurers. You’ll get a map of Manito Park showing the precise locations of 30 reflective control markers spread out all over the park. Markers are worth 20, 30, or 40 points depending mainly on how far they are from where we’ll start. Register at 6:00 PM and you’ll have till 6:30 to plan a route that maximizes the number of points you can score within the one hour time limit. Be careful though — someone among us is a vampire! If they get close to you with the magic flashlight you’ll lose points and temporarily become the vampire yourself! Anyone might be the vampire so keep your distance from other competitors or carry any of the magic talismans you come across along the way: the jug of holy water, the wooden stake, or the crucifix.

              We’ll review the rules prior to the start. Bring a flashlight for everyone in your group (or better yet, a headlamp). Costumes are encouraged.

              This event is Halloween-themed and takes place after dark, but it’s otherwise family-friendly.
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              • 05
                November

                Motala at Finch Arboretum

                Three maps -– one course?!
                location_on Finch Arboretum, Spokane access_time all register 11:00 AM
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                Why three maps? Each participant will navigate three shortish loops around the arboretum, in a randomly assigned order. For example, Tracy might be assigned his loops in CBA order, and Rochelle could be given BAC order. They'll both navigate the same legs and the same distances, but be given different maps each time they get back to the start. The beauty of this format is that we have the fun of seeing more of our friends out on the course at the same time, but it's still hard to get hints about where to go by following someone. Registration starts at 11:00 with the goal of a mass start at 11:30.