WNC Orienteering Club

WNC Orienteering Club

3 months 2 weeks ago

Orienteering in Western North Carolina will, of course, include some outrageously mountainous courses!

We're excited to head out to some steep and gnarly terrain tomorrow for a long slog on a brand new map-in-progress -- should be a banner day!

WNC Orienteering Club

4 months 1 week ago

Drove over to Durham yesterday to see our good friends at Backwoods Orienteering Klub for the 2017 Bubbagoat, and had a great time!

My first goat race came with the requisite blunders, the greatest of which was my failure to skip a control because I simply *forgot* to. Sprinted the last five controls after I'd given up, thinking I was over the time limit, but was informed I still had twenty-ish minutes on the clock. I finished in a bleeding, panting, smiling heap -- an official finisher!

Here is my route on RouteGadget - http://wncoc.org/gadget/cgi-bin/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=36

Static map with route - http://wncoc.org/doma/show_map.php?user=gkikas&map=6

WNC Orienteering Club

4 months 3 weeks ago

Shirt details for this upcoming event in the Piedmont! Who else wants to road-trip to a mysterious new set of maps?

Just a quick friendly reminder that if you are planning to participate in the Bubbagoat on November 4 and you would like a shirt, you will need to register here before Monday (Oct 23). If you don't want a shirt, you can wait to register. http://backwoodsok.org/2017-bubbagoat-and-chapel-hill-score-o

WNC Orienteering Club

5 months 4 days ago

When I passionately babble on and on about why orienteering is so fantastic, it's never as succinct and coherent as this well-written little list.


WNC Orienteering Club

5 months 6 days ago

Bryan Hoofnagle's headcam run of the Orange course last weekend.

In his defense, his error near the Manor House at Control 5 was exacerbated by poor mapping (missing roads, inaccurate buildings,) and for that, I, the mapper, am to blame.

Now, his great big adventure finding Control 8, though... only he can take credit for that. πŸ˜‰


WNC Orienteering Club is based in Asheville, NC. Facebook.com/WNCOC wncoc.org

WNC Orienteering Club

5 months 6 days ago

WNC Orienteering Club

5 months 6 days ago

Spend 25 minutes as Mike Guyer on last Sunday's brown course in Black Mountain. Yes, he did completely forget the 5th control.πŸ˜„


RunsOnBeer runs the brown course at WNCOC's third public meet. Black Mountain Veterans Park, Black Mountain, NC wncoc.org Facebook.com/wncoc

WNC Orienteering Club

5 months 1 week ago

Today's meet in Black Mountain was the second occasion on which we've gone orienteering during a hurricane. Big thanks to all who participated in a mix of wind and rain, sometimes torrential.

The timing system worked really well, and I'll be putting together everyone's results, splits and GPS tracks on the RouteGadget tomorrow. Happy (off) trails, everyone!

WNC Orienteering Club

5 months 1 week ago

We've begun! Black Mountain Veterans Park through 2pm today!

Come on out, the weather's fine so far. πŸ˜‰

Orienteering in WNC

WNCOC hosts a variety of events, from mountainous rogaines to suburban adventure courses to downtown sprints.

GPS Courses

Orienteering without controls!Β Using an Android app called GPS Orienteering, go out and tackle a growing number of challenging courses on your own schedule.

This is a baby club

WNCOC is a fledgling club in the garage stage, basically a one man operation, running on caffeine, adrenaline and endorphins. Drop me a line if you'd like to help out!

Visit our RouteGadget

RouteGadget - that nifty thing with the little dots crawling around the map.

Replay your run, analyze/compare your route choices with others, and have a good laugh reliving your mistakes, er... results!