February 21, 2011

Upcoming: Willow Lane Score Meet 2/27/11

It's time for our first Score Meet of the year. Come out and test your navigation skills against the clock. You're free to attack the controls in any order you like, you just need to make it back to the finish before your time runs out.

The meet center will be in the Southwest parking lot at Willow Lane Park. And the map will cover both Willow Lane and Veteran's Park.

Date: Sunday, February 27th
Start time: 11:00am - 1:00pm (course will be closed by 2pm)
Location: Willow Lane Park

And remember, you can register on-site, or print out the Registration Form at home, fill it in and bring it with you to the meet.

February 13, 2011

A Memorable Call

For our special Call of the Wild meet, we had great weather and a nice sized crowd at the start. A total of 24 adults and 15 kids took part in the mini-Street Challenge format, including a great many newcomers who never heard of or tried orienteering before. For the 10 questions, scores ranged between 7 and 10 points...probably with just a little confusion over the zoo question. There was also a noisy crane within that view, which some opted to mark as the heron, but in reality it was the bald eagle, also known as "yodee" by the native peoples of the Yukon. Times ranged from a low of 23:05 and went well over an hour, as everyone took the course at their desired pace. Some stopped to learn a few extra things along the way, like at the Anne Frank Memorial.

And, in the spirit of the Call of the Wild, we did have a few dogs there to take home the themed bandannas. The dogs pictured are Toby and Malchik.

Thanks to all who participated! We welcome you to our future traditional orienteering meets, including our next on Sunday, February 27 at Willow Lane.

February 6, 2011

Some new dates to remember

We've made a few changes to our calendar for the year, specifically in July and August. You can see the calendar via the link on the upper right of the blog (year 2011), but to be more specific:

July 23-34 - our planned two day "B" meet in Idaho City (hopefully)
August 21 - a regular club meet on Sunday, at Bear Basin in McCall

Lastly, for those who might have missed the Call of the Wild announcement, here's a quick link to it:
Call of the Wild! coming up on February 12th.

Jeff Black