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Did you know Cascade OC has a group email list? It is a “Discussion group for the orienteering community of western Washington state, USA.” But it is also a way for anybody on the list to communicate with other club members or other members of the list, and a way to get information out quickly about upcoming events, changes, or other critical information. This can be especially useful now when the newsletter has gone on a hiatus (hopefully temporarily). For […]

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Bog Slog at Lord Hill – virtual and tagged courses

Did you miss the Bog Slog event at Lord Hill? Or do you want to do the course again? Maybe find a better route to the control you missed on? The three courses are posted as a “virtual event” on COC’s event page from where you can get PDFs of the maps with the courses. (Note that the legend and control description are files there too). The event is also on the UsynligO orienteering app (and its website https://usynligo.no/ ) from where […]

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“Virtual” Orienteering Courses

The Tahoma Orienteering School Team together with COC is putting on a series of virtual events on the app UsynligO (see the earlier News post about UsynligO here). This is a 5-week series of events, each with four levels of courses, White (Elementary, Beginner), Yellow (Middle School, Advanced Beginner), Orange (Junior Varsity, Intermediate), and Red (Varsity, Short Advanced). There is also a very short Warmup or Model course for each event so you can try the app before heading out […]

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Orienteering – There’s an app for that!

“UsynligO” is a free smartphone app that allows organizers to set up an orienteering course without setting out flags in the terrain to mark the control locations. The controls are instead located by their GPS coordinates. UsynligO uses your smartphone’s GPS to let you know when you are close to the control location and tells you with by vibrating and playing a short tune. While most people’s smartphone GPS is not accurate enough to allow for competition-level events (results depend […]

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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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