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Beer-ienteering · Thursday, September 29th

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Organized by: Devon Campbell.

Start: Thursday, Sep. 29th, 6:00 pm
End: Thursday, Sep. 29th, 11:59 pm


***UPDATE: The beer part of the beerienteering part will be at Mahony's at 8! ***


Help me help you! Please fill out this form so I can tailor the course to best suit the group's interests.

Have you ever been lost in the woods, travelled north instead of south, or went in circles because you didn't know how to use a compass?

If any of the above describes yourself, or you just want to get more comfortable with orienteering, this event is for you!

***Looking for volunteers (preferably good with puns) to help me plan the scavenger hunt***

The plan:

6:00-7:00: Brief course on compass/map reading basics, magnetic declination, etc. (Location: BUCH D322)

7:00-8:00: Test out your new found skills with an orienteering 'scavenger hunt' around campus. The first group to make it to the mystery location will win a super top secret consumable mystery prize.

8:00-?: Celebrate your orienteering expertise over a few suds with your best buds at Mahony's.

What you need to bring:

A compass with adjustable declination if you have one (its a good idea to get one). I have two compasses that I can loan out to groups for the hunt. 

If you are looking for a compass, here are two good and affordable options:

Silva baseplate: $19, small and light. Good for general use.

Silva baseplate with sighting mirror: $29, more accurate and easier to use when travelling. Best for: long off-trail traverses, navigating in low visibility, planning trails. I use a very similar compass with 1-2 degree accuracy in forestry development. It works really well!

If you have any questions or cool ideas, please post them on the message board!

Posted: 2016-08-07 10:40:50
Last modified: 2016-09-29 07:33:28