Sep 16: National Orienteering Day

Get out and about with map & compass!  National Orienteering Day is just around the corner. As we did last year, this will be a free event for beginners and will have two beginner courses to try out. In addition, Jim Trautmann has designed challenging yellow (3.9 km), orange (4.6 km) and red (7.9 km) courses. We will also have a special "speed string-o" that will be free for everyone and takes only a few minutes; it will give you a chance to see how electronic punching works.

Registration and starts from 11 am to 2 pm; regular map fees applies for those folks that have done this before ($5/$4 for club members- price is per map: should family or group do the event together with just one map, entire group pays just for the one map purchased); for beginners and first-timers it is F-R-E-E. A fe

 w items to be given away in celebration of NOD. More information can be found at Driving directions are given below.

Starting any time 11-2 p.m. in Deer Lakes Park.  From PA Turnpike exit 48, go toward Cheswick/Springdale for about 0.5 miles (to the first traffic light). Turn left onto Pearl Street (this becomes Deer Creek Valley Rd). Follow this road for 5.7 miles going straight through at three stop signs.

The last stop sign is in north Russellton; take the next right after this stop sign (just past the First Commonwealth Bank). The road is labeled Orange Belt. Go about 150 meters under a railroad overpass and turn left into Deer Lakes Park. Follow the red and white orienteering signs in the park to the meet site.

From route 28, take exit 12 and turn right onto Hite Street. Follow Hite about 0.3 miles to the intersection with Deer Creek Valley Rd (also called Russellton Rd). Turn right at the stop sign and follow Deer Creek Valley Rd about 4.7 miles through two more stop signs. Then, continue as above.

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