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Orienteering is the "Thinking Sport". It involves decision making & map reading in addition to a great workout.

Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map and compass. It's easy to learn, yet always challenging. The object is to run or walk to a series of points shown on the map, choosing routes - both on and off trails - to find all the points and get back to the finish in the shortest amount of time. The points on the course are marked with orange/white flags called "controls".

Orienteering is enjoyed by a wide range of people - hikers, kids, mountaineers, runners, scouts, family groups - anyone interested in fitness, the outdoors, and mental and physical challenge. Every orienteering meet offers a choice of courses that vary in length and difficulty, from easy trail walks, to strenuous runs.

San Diego Orienteering (SDO) is a volunteer run organization.

SDO - Educates members and the general public about the sport of orienteering.

SDO - Educates and instructs in map reading and land navigation. SDO - Increases awareness and respect for the natural environment.

SDO - Stimulates participation in Orienteering through organized activities and events.

Upcoming events (5+)

Wooded Hill Weekend - Friday / Saturday Camping Reservations

Wooded Hill Group Campground

$20.00

Come to Mount Laguna and run in the beautiful hills and meadows. We have reserved the Wooded Hill group camp, and have space for 18 cars at the campground, 5 people per car. We are charging $20 per car for the weekend to cover the campground cost. The site is suitable for small RVs (no hookups) and tents, has fire pits and vault toilets. Please RSVP for THIS MEETUP only once per car to let us have a good count. Look for other meetups on this weekend with the individual event specifics.

Wooded Hill Weekend - Beginners Clinic - Saturday Morning

Wooded Hill Group Campground

Come to Mount Laguna and run in the beautiful hills and meadows, learn to orienteer! Want to try orienteering? Been to an event and want more practice? This meetup is for the morning Beginners clinic, we'll start with some classroom discussion at the Wooded hill campground, then go for a group walk with the map and compass, discussing route choice, compass use and map reading. After the clinic, go run the middle distance event in the afternoon, and stay for Sundays classic courses. Camping is available.

Wooded Hill Weekend - Saturday Middle Distance course

Wooded Hill Group Campground

Come to Mount Laguna and run in the beautiful hills and meadows. This is a middle distance, yellow / orange course set as a practice course for people to do after the training sessions / map walks, but open to anyone who wants to run. Starts 11:00 am to 3 pm, course closes at 5 pm. Start and finish at the campground. Course Setter: Tad Gallistel

Wooded Hill Weekend - Beginners Clinic - Saturday Afternoon

Wooded Hill Group Campground

Come to Mount Laguna and run in the beautiful hills and meadows, learn to orienteer! Want to try orienteering? Been to an event and want more practice? This meetup is for the afternoon Beginners clinic, we'll start with some classroom discussion at the Wooded hill campground, then go for a group walk with the map and compass, discussing route choice, compass use and map reading. After the clinic, go run the middle distance event in the afternoon, and stay for Sundays classic courses. Camping is available.

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Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

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