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Night-O at Pocahontas
Test your orienteering skills at night & burn off some of that Thanksgiving turkey! This course is set in the woods of Pocahontas State Park in an area with no lights, so it's NOT for first-timers. Those with some orienteering experience and are comfortable in the woods, should have fun with this course! ************************************ Starts: Start at any time between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. You must be back to the start by 9:30 pm, so be sure to have some way to track your time while you're out there. Cost: Maps are $5 each. Location: The start/finish is at a small parking area along Qualla Rd. Look for red & white orienteering arrow signs at the road. Parking: A $5 state park parking fee will be collected, unless you have a state park permit. Bring your own compass, or borrow one of ours (on a first-come basis). Be prepared to leave car keys or an ID as a deposit when borrowing. Dress appropriately for the weather & for travel off-trail at night. Bring a headlamp or good flashlight - it gets DARK out there! *** No beginner instruction will be available at this meet. Beginners should not attend this meet. *** Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions! +++++ When you RSVP, please answer the question & indicate: (1) how many maps you will need, (2) if you can help at the meet. This really helps us with planning! +++++ *** Our meets wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers. Please consider offering some of your time at this or another upcoming meet. *** Course Details: Tonight's course will be a 21-point Score-O course with a 90-minute time limit (and no later than 9:30 pm). This area has a mix of fire roads, small complicated bike trails, and good runnable forest, but no lights, so it should make for tricky but enjoyable night orienteering. Penalties are 1 control for every 2 minutes or fraction thereof over time, so keep an eye on the time! Course Designer: Phil Dawson

Qualla Road / Horner Forest Parking Lot of Pocahontas State Park

Horner Forest Trail · chesterfield, VA

Respond by: 11/24/2018

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The Central Virginia Orienteering Club (CVOC) is a group dedicated to orienteering and adventure racing in the Richmond and central region of Virginia. We are chartered with the national organization, Orienteering USA. Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map & compass and can be done on foot, bike, or by boat.

Head out into the woods to find specific locations shown on your map, making choices along the way of the best routes between them. Orienteering is great for improving your map reading or wilderness navigation skills or preparing for adventure races. Race against the clock for the shortest time or do it as a fun walk in the woods!

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