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Orienteer in Hollis, NH
Beaver Brook is an interesting area, with a mix of woods, marshes, and rocky areas. There are many trails, so it all makes for interesting navigation. There will be a wide range of courses offered, from beginner to intermediate to advanced. It's a perfect area to test your skills, since the navigation on the advanced courses requires good technical skills. This event is in sponsored by Up North Orienteers Club (http://www.upnoor.org/ ), an orienteering club based in New Hampshire. There will be a registration form and the fee is $5 or $10 for adults, depending on which course you choose. The meet registration starts at 10. We'll have a group instruction session at 10:15. We can help you pick the right course level for your ability, and the meetup format allows you to go in twos or threes, even if you don't have a friend to bring with you. Groups of more than three are discouraged, since then too many people are followers, and not actively navigating. This event is outdoors and will happen rain or shine. Please bring a compass if you have one. If not, you will be able to borrow one. Bring your reading glasses if you need them to see the map and/or read the compass. Please dress to be out in the woods for an hour or two. A small pack with snacks and water might be appreciated. Trail shoes or hiking boots are recommended. If there's snow, you might want some kind of traction.

Beaver Brook Association

117 Ridge Road · Hollis, NH

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Orienteering is an international sport where you follow a course using a map and compass. Beginners follow trails, but as you advance, more of the course is done off-trail. You can come and race with us, or you can learn to be more confident walking or hiking in the woods using a map and compass. If you do any hiking, adventure racing, hunting, or bushwhacking, we can teach you to read your map and use a compass. It's a great family sport, and you are welcome to do the courses in small groups or individually. Up North Orienteers is affiliated with a New Hampshire orienteering club of the same name ( http://upnoor.org/ ). Our objective is to foster and promote orienteering as a recreational and competitive sport. Up North Orienteers offers a full schedule of orienteering events in New Hampshire. Our event schedule is dominated by local meets (designed for beginners, casual orienteers, and competitive types). Most of our meets are in the spring and the fall. We also have some permanent courses where we do training and practice skills.

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