Permanent Orienteering Courses
Maps for three permanent orienteering courses are available through SMOC.
Yankee Springs: The course at Yankee Springs consists of about 30 permanent control markers at locations ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced.
Pontiac Lake: This course has 25 permanent control markers at locations ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced. (The course was revised in August 2010. If you purchased a Pontiac Lake map before August and would like an updated map, please contact Mark Voit.
Huron Meadows: This course has 26 permanent control markers at locations ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced. (Among our three permanent courses, this one is the most suitable for beginners.)
The maps are available from Mark Voit. Send your address and a check for $6 per map payable to SMOC.
Orienteering is a sports that combines navigational skills, using a highly detailed map and a compass, to navigate through diverse and often unfamiliar terrain and visit control points in sequence.
Southern Michigan Orienteering Club races go on despite the weather.
Orienteering maps are a very detailed topographic map. They show such things as vegetation density, water features, trails, roads, ditches, pits, fences, buildings, boulders, and many other features of the terrain.
Want to try orienteering? Free instruction is available at all meets, just ask when you sign in. You may rent a compasses for a nominal fee