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Discussion: What is orienteering from an outsider

in: Orienteering; General

Apr 2, 2017 8:29 PM # 
3:00 to 3:30

Could we use that in our promotional materials. Seasoned orienteer can not put better the emotions that this guy described.
(This is Mike wardian - 2:29:00 marathoner getting lost at Barkley this year)
Apr 3, 2017 2:32 AM # 
Nick Harris:
heh heh, awesome
Apr 3, 2017 3:11 AM # 
Nice that at the end, he mentions that having done this one race, his navigation skills are now all polished up.
Apr 3, 2017 3:30 AM # 
That's ego jumping in at the end there... would take a lot more than one muddling through of navigation to have it "polished up"

Gary mentioned coming to GVOC events to brush up on his navigation :D
Apr 3, 2017 4:51 AM # 
People have different ideas on what navigation entails. One of our local "adventure races", the navigation involved following the pink tapes (or it used to, I think it's been dumbed down since then because people kept taking wrong turns).
Apr 3, 2017 5:26 AM # 
I think navigation is a broad concept and orienteering one method. I can navigate downtown using street signs and no one would frown on my using that method.
Apr 3, 2017 10:41 AM # 
Before hearing it in conjunction with Orienteering I always thought navigation was something done in a naval vessel or airplane. The navigator would sit behind the pilots plotting the course on a map. His name was usually Scotty and he wore his cap funny. Guess I watched too many old war movies.
Apr 3, 2017 10:53 AM # 
Old war movies? That's what I used to do right here in the 21st century (though the planes could themselves very well have been features in old war movies).

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