Designing your own orienteering courses

Posted on August 15, 2020

Are you itching to get out for some navigation practice? How about setting up your own course in a neighborhood park – but how to do that? We have posted a very basic step-by-step guide to using Purple Pen, the software that the COC club uses for designing courses. Many of the club’s maps are available in the club library as PDF-files. That is all you need to get started! Here is the guide (you need to open this post for the […]


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Cascade Orienteering Club is monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 in Washington State and will follow guidance from local, state, and federal health agencies. We will update all participants with information both on event websites and via e-mail regarding cancellations or other changes. Community and participant safety are our primary concerns. Given the rapidly evolving situation, the club will address each event as it approaches.

Cascade Orienteering Event Revisions:

The Choose Your Adventure Series has canceled its first three events (July 11, September 19, and October 3). We are actively trying to gain permission for the final two events on October 24 and December 27, but this is contingent upon land managers allowing events per current maximum gathering sizes as dictated by the state’s Safe Start approach. Since these events are historically mass-start events, we will likely need to change the format to prevent unnecessary gatherings.


Sat, Oct 3 CANCELED – Choose Your Adventure – Dog Bones! TBD Cascade OC
Thu, Oct 22 2020 Annual Meeting Your Home
Sat, Oct 24 Choose Your Adventure – Vampire-O! TBD Cascade OC
Sun, Dec 27 Choose Your Adventure – The Bog Slog! Snohomish, WA Cascade OC
Mon, Aug 2

- Sun, Aug 15

California Orienteering Festival 2021 California BAOC
Fri, Aug 6

- Mon, Aug 9

Volunteering at the North American Orienteering Champs 2021 Lake Tahoe, CA Cascade OC


Sat, Mar 7

Ultimate Orienteer #1 – Lynndale Park (Night-O)