Thursday, April 10, 2008

Orienteering exercise at Hartwood - check it out 4/20/08

Orienteering at Hartwood Acres
Presented by the Western Pennsylvania Orienteering Club

Where: Hartwood Acres Park, Middle Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101
When: Sunday, April 20, 2008; sign-in 11 AM – 2 PM

What is Orienteering? Orienteering is a competitive form of land navigation. It is for all ages and degrees of fitness and skill, and all-weather. It provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt. The object of orienteering is to locate control points by using a map and compass to navigate through the woods.

What to bring? All you will need to bring is a compass (if you do not have one, we can loan you one), and appropriate footwear to walk in the woods.

Event Details: The courses offered at Hartwood Acres will include four Cross Country courses for beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, advanced (White, Yellow, Orange, Green). In a cross country course, the participant finds a series of flags in a pre-specified sequence. Come early if you plan to do more than one course.
Sign In 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
· Must Finish the course by 3:30 pm

Instruction for novices: Available on site

Cost: $4.00 per map (family or group can share one map if they wish)

Event Location: Hartwood Acres County Park. Parking lot off Middle Rd, near Central Elementary School. Look for red-and-white arrow signs.

Questions: Contact Jim Wolfe at jlwolfe@atlanticbb.net

Check our website, http://www.wpoc.org/ for complete details and driving directions for this event and the entire WPOC Fall Schedule of events.

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