Forum: Hiking and other Outdoor activities
Topic: Orienteering
started by: Harrkev

Posted by Harrkev on Mar. 28 2002,2:55 pm
Is anybody else here into orienteering?

I have completed a couple of orange courses.  More challenging than caching.
Posted by YardBoy on Mar. 29 2002,11:39 am
I've tried Caribbeanteering & am currently Indiateering.  I'll get to the Orient soon!
Posted by Web_ling on May 01 2002,8:55 pm
I've been an orienteer for about 10 years.  I discovered geocaching while surfing the web for orienteering sites.  I've done over 100 geocaches "orienteering style" - no GPSr, just a map or aerial and a compass.
Posted by Scout on May 01 2002,9:06 pm
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I've done over 100 geocaches "orienteering style" - no GPSr, just a map or aerial and a compass.

That's pretty impressive. In general, is it much harder without GPSr? Again, in general, how far off from your mapped location do you tend to find the cache itself? How does this compare to the average difference between a cache location and the zero-spot as measured by a GPSr?


Posted by Quinn on May 01 2002,9:06 pm
Quote (Web_ling @ May 01 2002,10:55 pm)
I've been an orienteer for about 10 years.  I discovered geocaching while surfing the web for orienteering sites.  I've done over 100 geocaches "orienteering style" - no GPSr, just a map or aerial and a compass.

Hey web-ling...welcome to the forum first off, and secondly do you ever use a GPSR or do you just prefer to find them without the use of one?

Also what maps are you using? Topo or sat view?

I have heard that the "lostoutdoors" sat view image links on our cache pages have been so good that people have been able to locate caches based on this alone. I think on my next cache hunt I will give it a go like that, but still take the GPSR along just in case I can't find it. ;)
Posted by Rob on May 01 2002,9:23 pm
Quote (Web_ling @ May 01 2002,7:55 pm)
I've been an orienteer for about 10 years.  I discovered geocaching while surfing the web for orienteering sites.  I've done over 100 geocaches "orienteering style" - no GPSr, just a map or aerial and a compass.

They’re having an orienteering tournament on the campus at SDSU this Sunday. I met with the organizer to arrange areas where he could put up marker flags and suggested that he put one at the campus cache I’ve hidden.  Don’t think he will do it though he was really interested in hearing about geocaching. It was news to him.
Welcome to the forum web-ling though, I’m kind of new myself.
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Posted by Guest on June 06 2002,10:04 am
If I am reading correctly, orienteering is searching without a gps?  Can someone give me an "orientation"  about all of this??  LOL   :D

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Posted by Scout on June 06 2002,1:44 pm
Quote (upinyachit @ June 06 2002,06:04 am)
If I am reading correctly, orienteering is searching without a gps?  Can someone give me an "orientation"  about all of this??

Orienteering is altogether separate from geocaching. For more information, try: < http://www.orienteering.org/ > or
< http://www.us.orienteering.org/ >.
Posted by Blackpete on June 19 2002,8:14 pm
We'd like to learn more about this in our area.  Maybe we could use this as a topic at a meeting if we get a local group together in Rochester.
Posted by Magpie on Oct. 16 2002,6:41 pm
I think there can be considered several different versions of orienteering. For instance some would say that fox hunts fall in the same line as well as CB users and walkie talkie users.

Now that you can get units that allow you to see another on a GPSR I would have to say that this will only expand in time to offer more versions.

There are tons of Orienteering sites out there with a vast bank of information on how to's and where to's in order to get started.
Posted by Tahosa on Jan. 06 2004,6:55 pm
Quote (upinyachit @ June 06 2002,12:04 pm)
If I am reading correctly, orienteering is searching without a gps?  Can someone give me an "orientation"  about all of this??  LOL   :D

Well you'll have to find me this Summer and I'll run you thru this < Compass Exercise >.  When Spring arrives I'll re-set it up and cross it over to Navi Cache.

Posted by dead_white_man on Jan. 30 2004,3:56 pm
I have been a Royal Ranger commander for 22 years.  I consistantly have boys who get top scores in orienteering in the State of Ohio.  One of the exercises which they love best is for me to take them geocaching with nothing more than a silva compass and topographical map.  Often they get better accuracy than my GPSr
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