Orienteering 101

I had a great time today at my first orienteering meet.  It was run by the Possum Trot Orienteering Club at Monkey Mountain Nature Preserve near Grain Valley Mo.  I expected that it would be a good way to sharpen my wilderness navigation skills but found that it’s also an interesting addition to the usual hike.

I was on a team with two other people and though none of us had orienteered before we chose to do the Orange, or medium difficulty, course.  We finished in about one hour 38 minutes and weren’t in last place!  The serious contestants run from point to point but we were content this time just to complete the course.

I’m afraid I’ve found yet another new hobby.

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About Michael R

I enjoy hiking, landscaping with native plants, nature photography, dark chocolate, fine dining, good movies, and old jazz.
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2 Responses to Orienteering 101

  1. Lauri Buckman says:

    Well, I think another hobby to learn would be what trees, insects and plants are edible! Glad you hare having fun!

    • michaelr42 says:

      As a matter of fact, I have a couple books on wild edibles and that is on my to-do list. I don’t think I’d consider any insect to be edible though. 😦

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