End of 2022 Ultimate Orienteer Series and National Ranking Event, part of PNW Orienteering Festival

Join us at Fishtrap Lake on June 11-12 for the end of the 2022 Ultimate Orienteer Series. Fishtrap Lake has a unique scabland terrain, where the vistas are expansive but details are plentiful. There are few trails in this area, so you’ll appreciate the plethora of contour and rock details as you traverse this beautiful desert area. June is a great time of year for wildflowers here, so you might want to take a moment to enjoy them. The Saturday […]

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Reg closes tonight Wed – Motala Individual Relay at Fort Steilacoom on Sat April 23

Team up with yourself for Ultimate Orienteer Series #3, an Individual Relay at Ft. Steilacoom Park. Depending on your course, you’ll do 2 or 3 legs, picking up a different map each time through the exchange area. The format is Motala, an individual relay with the legs run in different order and the legs are without forking. More info on the event page (https://cascadeoc.org/event/2022-ultimate-orienteer-3-ft-steilacoom-motala/).  Registration closes on Wednesday night at 9:00 PM (https://register.cascadeoc.org/). We also need several more volunteers so please […]

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Red Cascade OC shirt and sweatshirt order – Order closing noon March 26

The ordering is now open for Cascade OC shirts and hoodie in red. These are all tech shirts except the hoodie. The ladies short sleeve shirt is a slightly different product, that sport tech shirt is not available currently in women’s red. This order closes at noon on March 26th. You place the order directly with customink.com and the shirts/hoodie is shipped to your address. These shirts cannot be ordered and paid with  volunteer points. This is also a fundraiser for COC. Note […]

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Did you miss the Night-O?

The courses are now posted on UsynligO so you can try out the fun and challenging courses designed by Keely Kinsman and Anique Johnson. Did you miss the Night-O and want to run a course? Did you run at Night-O but got lost and want to try again? Or just try a harder course? Do you want to do a course but prefer to orienteer in daylight and actually see where you are going? Go to UsynligO.no (https://usynligo.no/) and scroll […]

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Get on the COC club email list

E-newsletter

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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