Nov 12  "Open 4" Adventure, Camp Bethel

Noon -- Registration opens and basic instruction available

12:30 -- Course maps available

1:00 --​ Course opens 

5:00 -- Course closes; late penalty assessed

​5:11 -- Sunset: you had better be out of the woods!

Registration fees:

Solo $15; 2 person team $25; Family team (up to 5) $30 

Special pricing for scout teams. Contact us!


RESULTS

Thanks to all the teams who braved a chilly day and a challenging course.  Every team had success!  Special congratulations to all the youth competitors and the parents who brought them out. We plan to do this again in mid-March -- stay tuned for a date.

1. Houston -- 250 points (foot only)

2. Team NAN! -- 200 points (foot + bike) ALL Youth Team!!

3. Team Lex -- 190 points (foot only)

4. McCoy -- 185 points (foot + bike)

5. Old Folks -- 135 points (foot only)

6. Team Chicken -- 132 points (foot only) Youngest competitor - 5yo!

7. The Lubricators -- 117 points (foot only) Youth competitor!

8. Team EP -- 115 points (foot only) Youth competitor!

Muddy Squirrel Navigation


(540) 797-0217

Learn more about orienteering events in the area from our friends at the Blue Ridge Orienteering Club.

"Open 4" is a fun navigation format where participants have up to 4 hours to score as many points as possible by finding control points in the woods on foot and on mountain bike. Yes, a portion of the course is designed exclusively for bikes! You do not have to attempt the bike portion, but it will be fun (and challenging). We'll race rain or shine!


The course is designed so that both the novice and the expert navigator will have a good time in the woods. We'll have snacks available at headquarters, so you can always come back to regroup, then head back out again. Novice racers or families with younger children are welcome to adjust the time down to whatever meets your needs. We will have our coveted "woodal" awards for the top three teams.​​


Each solo competitior/team is required to carry the following items:

Water, snacks, small first aid kit, flashlight, compass, warm clothes, waterproof jacket, fully charged cell phone, flat repair kit (mountain bike); there's no hunting on Sundays, but if wearing something blaze orange makes you feel safer, then do it!

Muddy Squirrel


Learn more about the amazing benefits of navigating (mind, body, and soul) at these links from our friends at Orienteering Unlimited

What is "Open " Navigation?

Our "open" format is a competitive navigation adventure where individuals/teams use a map & compass to navigate an area in search of control points (CPs).  The adventure can be completed on foot, on mountain bike, or using both.  Our goal in course design is to take you to cool places that you might never travel to otherwise.  We definitely will encourage you to navigate the road less traveled.  Our courses are challenging for experts, but are also welcoming to beginners.  We'll have CPs suitable to every ability level.  Here are the basics...

  • CPs are worth different point values
  • Time limit ("Open 4" is up to 4 hrs, "Open 6" is up to 6 hrs)
  • Most points wins
  • In the event that multiple teams "clear the course," first team back wins
  • We provide maps
  • You provide the compass​ and mountain bike (optional)
  • Great for families or teams of friends 
  • Basic instruction available before start 
  • We also offer "custom" navigation experiences for any group​

More navigating Resources:

Orienteering USA

​International Orienteering Federation

TanZnavigation