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.

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