GET LOST! (In the woods!)

I thought it might be fun to try orienteering! Basically it is finding somewhat hidden markers in the woods using a map and a compass. This gives one an excuse to do something while enjoying a walk in the woods on a beautiful day. There are courses ranging in difficulty from absurdly easy to "challenging". (I would suggest starting with the former.)

You can go individually or as a group. Instruction will be also provided. GPS's are frowned on but can be used in an emergency! 

For more information look at the New England Orienteering Club website at : http://www.newenglandorienteering.org/events-schedule/eventdetail/307/-/neoc-great-brook-farm. Some competitive individuals make a race out of it but that is not necessary to enjoy it!

When you find the NEOC website there will be tons of information. The cost will range from $0 to $10. There is an additional cost to park at Great Brook Farm of $2 - see http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/great-brook-farm-state.html for more information about this excellent park.

If you don't have a compass one will be provided! 



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi John! Hi Mary! I'd love to try this sometime. Can't Saturday, tho, booked. See you!

    September 19, 2013

    • Mary

      1 · September 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks Mary, got it!

      September 28, 2013

  • Karen

    This could be fun, but I have plans for Saturday.

    I do a lot of geocaching, that is a similar idea...using a GPS. Letterboxing is good too...you are actually looking for tupperware in the woods for both of those usually.

    September 19, 2013

    • John K.

      if you are interested i just posted another one on boston walking group!

      September 27, 2013

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