Learn more about orienteering events in the area from our friends at the Blue Ridge Orienteering Club.
Think it might be too easy? Think it might be too hard? Our Muddy Squirrel courses are carefully designed to make sure "newbies" have success, while experienced navigators will be pushed to "clear" the course in the two hour time limit.
Find your spirit of adventure through the diverse terrain on and off the trails of Explore Park. In this family friendly, hands-on adventure participants will learn the necessary skills to navigate in the backcountry while completing a scavenger hunt. Using a map and compass go through 15-20 “control points” either taking your time to find a few or go fast and try to find them all. The scavenger hunt begins and ends at the Visitor Center. This program is beginner-friendly, but expert approved! All equipment provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Orienteering is a competitive sport where individuals or teams use a map & compass to navigate an area in search of control markers.
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1:00 -- Registration and basic instruction available
1:30 -- Maps distributed
1:45 -- 3:45 Course open (15-20 control points, many easy enough for "beginners," some hard enough for "experts")