Orienteering

Anyone like to learn and practice orienteering? This is a sport that develops your ability to navigate using map and compass. Great fun!
http://orienteer.com/poc/

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  • Douglas

    What a great meetup! I am sorry that many of you couldn't make it.
    I will try to be better with directions in the future.

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • Anita Lillie

    I'm at 3600 Joaquin Miller (cross street Sanborn), but I don't see anyone. Should I go somewhere else?

    June 30, 2013

    • Lisa

      As am I, but don't see anyone. I am at the parking lot by the rangers station

      June 30, 2013

  • Lisa

    Sorry guys, waited till the last minute on a compass (I've always used GPS) and the store's were closed...

    June 29, 2013

    • Douglas

      Don't worry, Lisa, join us anyway.

      June 30, 2013

    • Lisa

      be there soon!

      June 30, 2013

  • Ahnming

    Sorry everyone, something came up last minute

    June 30, 2013

  • Alexander Athougies

    Sometimes I hate my startup job. Sorry for the last minute drop, but something came up at work.

    June 30, 2013

  • paul hieromnimon

    My friend flew in from out of town at the last minute

    June 30, 2013

  • Douglas

    I think that we can focus on merely learning to find our way and taking our time. It's likely that many of us are beginners at this, plus if the weather's hot, we don't want to exert ourselves too much.

    But if any of you are seized by the spirit to make it a race, by all means, go for it. :)

    June 28, 2013

    • Douglas

      I'm in San Jose.

      June 29, 2013

    • Jason

      Needed to back out at the last minute. Hope to meet up on another occasion soon. Thanks.

      June 30, 2013

  • Vici Varghese

    Got my compass yesterday! Have to take color prints of the map tomorrow.

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sunday plans canceled so I can make this. Would love to catch a ride from SF if anyone is headed over from there.

    June 28, 2013

  • Jason

    Hi Douglas, Will this be organized as a "race against the clock" or is it more focused on map and compass practice? Thanks!

    June 26, 2013

  • Douglas

    I am not sure if everyone got this message, so I will repeat it here.
    The maps may not be available at Joaquin Miller Park, so I urge you to print out your own.
    Go here:
    http://orienteer.com/poc/­
    It's going to be VERY hot on Sunday, too - so be prepared.

    June 26, 2013

  • Douglas

    I am coming up from San Jose via 880. If anyone's along that way, let me know. :)

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first event with the Primitive Wilderness Survival meetup!

    Can someone give me a ride from BART in Oakland? I'm coming from SF, but don't own a car.

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, have to drop out - another conflict just came up! Hope there will be another one!

    June 16, 2013

  • Ta

    I'm interested but is it possible to get a carpool from Berkeley?

    June 7, 2013

  • Mike

    Hopefully I'll be able to find Joaquin Miller Park, that will be a good start! :)

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Douglas

    One requirement: pick up a decent quality compass. Thanks!

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, I would like to do this. I've done some in the past - it is a big sport like geocaching! 10AM at any particular spot - never been to this park???

    May 31, 2013

  • Anita Lillie

    Looking forward to meeting you guys!

    May 31, 2013

  • Vici Varghese

    June 30 Sunday 10 am would work for me.

    May 31, 2013

  • Douglas

    Is Sunday okay? I had a request.

    May 30, 2013

  • Vici Varghese

    Works for me. I am in.

    May 29, 2013

  • Douglas

    Let me know if this date looks good, before I set it in stone.

    May 29, 2013

  • Vici Varghese

    Very interesting to me. Would love to do this course.

    May 27, 2013

  • Douglas

    Peter, the park is open forest.
    Any requests for a date?

    May 15, 2013

  • Peter Mu

    Ran into a bunch of these guys last weekend at Grant Park and learnt a great deal about them. Apparently this is a huge international sport. I'd be down for it IF its in the coastal forrest or similar environment. I refuse to hike in east bay hills during the summer. Cant deal with the heat and dust.

    May 13, 2013

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