Go OUt Orienteer Day

  • November 18, 2012 · 9:15 AM
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Gold Country Orienteers (GCO) is an orienteering club based in the Sacramento area of Northern California.

What is Orienteering? It is a world-wide sport. It consists of finding your way to specific points on a course in a park or similar place, walking or running and using a special detailed map and a compass.

It's the perfect sport—exercising both the mind and the body. It's great for all ages!

It can be:

  • A lovely stroll, with children and pets,
  • A fitness hike,
  • A way to learn how to read a map and use a compass
  • Or a competitive race.

 Sunday November 18th .. Meetup at 915am  

Mississippi Bar, on the north shore of Lake Natoma, has some of our most varied terrain: everything from the infamous American River dredging rock piles to oak-studded hills with gorgeous views.

The weather should be cool, but of course a little rain is always possible! Plan to join us for some pre-Thanksgiving exercise!

Course setter Dan Rathbun is planning beginner, intermediate and advanced courses to challenge and entertain you. More details will be provided closer to the date.

Here are details about Mississippi Bar and directions to get there.


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  • CraigZ

    I hope to see you soon .. be aware to bring a rain jacket with you to be prepared.. this is a fun activitiy to adventure out to find all the check points..

    November 13, 2012

  • CraigZ

    Registration for most GCO events opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 12 noon. Starting Times are assigned from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beginner Instruction is offered as requested. Hint: Come anytime between 9 and 11 to have time for instruction and a course.

    Costs are $7 for non-members or $5 for members for an individual, plus $2 for each additional person in a group. Everyone in the group will get a map (the fee/map are optional for children 5 and under). A second course is $2 per person. You can also rent a compass for $1 plus a refundable $5 deposit.

    November 3, 2012

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