Sun, Aug 18 2002 - Georgia Orienteering Competition – Score-O (View Original Event Details)|
|Participants:||Todd Biggs, , Robert Gilliam, Robert Gilliam, Frances Gilliam, Susan Cooper|
To everyone that participated in the GA Orienteering
event: Susan, Nicole, Rob - Thanks! It was an
interesting experience and can be fun to those who
dont know how to read a map and compass to those that
do. To give you an idea what orienteering is: it is
finding hidden orange and white colored flags in the
woods, in the fields, next to lakes or along trails.
The only information you are given at the start is a
local map outlining the area and a compass.
Beginners to orienteering did Loops 1-3. These were
truly easy. We did not use the compass, but did use
the map that they gave us. Our expertise had all of
the markers found in less than 60 minutes. Not too
shabby for the AOC.
A couple of us stuck around to do the treach find all
the markers. Although this was like a vigorous hike
with some checkpoints, we definitely learned how to
read a map, orient it and use a compass. Goal
In the end, no matter who organizes an event or
participates in it, it is always a good idea to bring
a bottle of water and a first aid kit for yourself.
You never know when accidents can happen.
Take care and hope to see you participate in the next
Written By: Todd Biggs