First used for the 2010 US Orienteering Championships, this 1:10,000-scale map has a 2.5-meter contour interval, reflecting the subtle nature of the area’s topography.

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Note: Samples of the map are provided here for educational purposes only; the map shown here is not kept up-to-date.

The purpose of providing these navigational and physical ratings below is to provide greater context for how challenging an orienteering course at this venue might be. For example, an advanced-level course at a local city park will be easier to complete than an advanced-level course in the mountains.

Navigational Challenge Rating: 6/10

Subtle contours, open terrain, and few trails provide ample opportunity for parallel errors. Marshes and other water features are abundant at Moses Lake as well, making navigation challenging.

Physical Challenge Rating: 5/10

Since this location is made up of sand dunes, it can be physically challenging to traverse open areas.