Designing your own orienteering courses

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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CANCELLED – Orienteering Event March 21-22 and April 4

Update: The Ultimate Orienteering Classic events on March 21-22 in Quincy WA and the Relay on April 4 at Fort Steilacoom have been cancelled. Grant County’s event guidance due to the corona virus is asking organizers to postpone events with more than twenty participants. King County allows small events only with certain guidelines.

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Preliminary Schedule for Ultimate Orienteer 2020

Save the dates! Here is the schedule for the upcoming season of Ultimate Orienteer. All events are subject to change pending land permits so more information to follow. March 7 – Night-O. March 21-22 – Two-Day Classic at Quincy Lakes. April 4 – Individual relay (Farsta). May 9 – Middle Distance at Frenchman Coulee. May 10 – Goat at Frenchman Spring. June 13 – Ultra-Long Distance at Teanaway Forks. June 14 – Score-O at Salmon La Sac. NEW CATEGORIES! This […]

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Fall Flavor Fling in Teanaway

Orienteering flag in Idaho

Come out for a fall weekend in Teanaway (or just one day). Peteris and Ott have designed exciting courses on their updated maps. The Saturday event will be a Middle Distance north of the Jack Creek (east of Teanaway Rd N Fork). The Sunday event will be a Long Distance in an area south of Jungle Creek (west of 29 Pines Campground). This is a beautiful area with open forests. For more information, see the event page.

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Ultimate Frenchman Spring weekend

Come join us March 23 and 24 for a two-day event on Peteris Ledins’s brand-new map of Frenchman Spring near Vantage in eastern Washington. Saturday includes the Pig War Challenge, a low-key competition between the USA and our Canadian friends. Citizenship in either country is not a requirement. So come out and run this Middle distance event with courses designed by Ott Toomett. The Sunday event features Long distance courses designed by Peteris. Saturday Night in Quincy On Saturday night, please join us at Tijuana […]

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Night-O this Saturday!

The Ultimate Orienteer Series is quickly approaching and the first event of the season is already this Saturday. As freezing rain and snow is falling again, it is hard to believe that the forecast actually is promising for this weekend. Join us for the first Ultimate event on Saturday evening at Lynndale Park, with exciting courses set by Will Enger. More info and to register, go here.

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Choose Your Adventure and Annual General Membership Meeting At NSC

The Annual General Meeting will be held at North Seattle College after the event Choose Your Adventure #4: Founders’ Day! Come and visit with fellow orienteers, discuss the plans for next year, and get your voice heard. The meeting will be 1:15-3:00 pm in the North Star Dining Room (CC1254B), whose entrance is just South of the entrance to the Security Office. Here is a map of the campus showing the Security Office (note that East is up on the map). The ballots […]

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Fishtrap Classic course notes have been posted

The course notes for the Ultimate Orienteer Fishtrap Classic events are posted. Please read them as they contain lots of useful information. If you have not yet registered but are thinking about it, please pre-register early if you can. Since this is a far-away event, we need to get the maps printed earlier than usual and your early pre-registration helps us a lot. While you are at the registration site, please consider signing up for a volunteer shift since we […]

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Save the dates for Ultimate Orienteer 2018!

Orienteering flag in Idaho

This is the PRELIMINARY schedule for Ultimate Orienteer 2018. (Click on the title and go to the post for a list that is easier to read.) Please note that there may be changes in dates or locations. 2018 Ultimate Orienteer Series March 10 – Night-O, Hamlin Park, Shoreline March 31 – Score-O, Pt Defiance Park, Tacoma April 14 – 1-person relay (Farsta), Wilburton Hill, Bellevue May 12 – Classic, Fishtrap Lake May 13 – Classic, Fishtrap Lake June 9 – […]

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COC annual meeting: September 30 at 1:15pm

Join us on Saturday, September 30 at 1:15pm, at the Phinney Community Center, for our annual club meeting! It’s time to review our past year, celebrate some successes, discuss what would make the next year a blast, and then organize to make it happen. As a Cascade Orienteering Club member, you get a say in what we’re going to do. If you have not attended the annual meeting before, consider it the annual club celebration. As in other years, it’s a good time to […]

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