Date   

OUSA Convention 2017

Daniel Heimgartner
 


Orienteer at Prince William Forest This Sunday Oct. 29

Greg Lennon
 

The woods are full of Fall colors in Prince William Forest (PWF) for this coming Sunday's QOC event, and thanks to course setter Nadim Ahmed, we have 8 courses for you to choose from: white through blue, including "beige" (an advanced course of less distance than brown). This is also the terrain closest to the Quantico Marine Base, so it's good practice for those of coming to QOC's Classic Champs Nov. 11-12 (and registration for that is still open for *just* 2 more days, so sign up now for that if you haven't at USchamps.org).


Advance online registration is required for our PWF event and is available via the event webpage, because we aren't allowed to collect fees at this time in this park, so please make sure to register before coming to the event. [There will be no walk-up registration.] Event timing is standard though; start anytime between 11 - 1:30 and be back no later than 3pm.


Event Directors Mark and Rae Ann Hicks will have volunteers pointing you to the parking, which will be at the Williams Ball Field, a short walk from the start/finish and registration area at the Pine Grove Pavilion. If you didn't pay a fee at the entrance booth, please make sure to head to the Visitors Center to pay before parking.


So head now to the PWF event webpage to register (if you haven't already registered) and to see the full course stats as well as driving directions. And while you're in the mood to register online and have your epunch handy, feel free to sign up now for our Nov. 19 event at Great Falls MD, since registration is open for that too and it usually sells out!




Kanpas Compass

VMeyer9085
 

Before I tear apart my house looking for it, did I gift or loan someone (you) a Kanpas thumb compass this past spring? If so, then I have forgotten. :)

Please respond to my personal email, if so. Thank you.

Valerie


Patuxent Sunday & Q3 Reg Deadline Oct. 14

Greg Lennon
 

We have sunny warm weather predicted for this Sunday's orienteering event at Patuxent River Park (near Upper Marlboro, MD), and thanks to course setter Craig Shelden, a full set (white through blue) of courses as well.


Event Director Dave Levine reminds you that dogs on leash are welcome, beginner instruction is always available (why not bring a friend to this relatively flat park?), and event timing is our usual - register any time between 10:45 - 1:15, start any time between 11 - 1:30, and be sure to be back by 3pm. Full event details and driving directions are on our event webpage.


And for those of you who haven't yet registered for QOC's "Q3" Classic Two Day Championships, now's the time! Entry fees increase after Oct. 14, and then, late registration closes Oct. 27. This event will take place on the Quantico Marine Base in two fine areas that have never been used before for any orienteering event, so come be the first to check out these new terrains and new maps! All event information and registration is via our USchamps.org website, and in case it's not clear, all orienteers are welcome and that definitely means beginners of all ages too!


Re: Susquehanna Stumble deadline/carpooling

Jane Leggett
 

Thanks for the reminder, Jon!

I would either like a ride, or can drive, and live very close to the Chain Bridge in Washington DC. I would have room for up to 3 other people in my car.

Jane
text: 202-657-7819


On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 2:51:41 PM EDT, jon.torrance@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] <Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...> wrote:


 

A reminder, today is the day to contact Julie Keim by email if you want to do the Stumble on Sunday, short or long, without paying the $5 surcharge for morning of registration.


Also, if you want to participate in QOC carpooling to the event, send me an email saying whether you need a ride or have space in your vehicle, if the latter how much space, and at least approximately where you live/could conveniently get to for a Sunday morning pickup, and we'll see what we can do to get to the event and back efficiently.  And socially. Cheers.


Jon


Re: Susquehanna Stumble deadline/carpooling

Michael Dickey
 

Jon, I'm planning on going but may be taking Ariana and friends. Sent email but did not receive any reply - maybe not sending replies...

Do we have timeline for Saturday?

Michael


On Wed, Oct 4, 2017, 2:51 PM jon.torrance@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] <Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...> wrote:
 

A reminder, today is the day to contact Julie Keim by email if you want to do the Stumble on Sunday, short or long, without paying the $5 surcharge for morning of registration.


Also, if you want to participate in QOC carpooling to the event, send me an email saying whether you need a ride or have space in your vicle, if the latter how much space, and at least approximately where you live/could conveniently get to for a Sunday morning pickup, and we'll see what we can do to get to the event and back efficiently.  And socially. Cheers.


Jon


Susquehanna Stumble deadline/carpooling

Jon
 

A reminder, today is the day to contact Julie Keim by email if you want to do the Stumble on Sunday, short or long, without paying the $5 surcharge for morning of registration.


Also, if you want to participate in QOC carpooling to the event, send me an email saying whether you need a ride or have space in your vehicle, if the latter how much space, and at least approximately where you live/could conveniently get to for a Sunday morning pickup, and we'll see what we can do to get to the event and back efficiently.  And socially. Cheers.


Jon


Re: Upcoming orienteering events and deadlines

Erik Eddy
 

Thanks for spreading the word Jon!

All details for DVOA's National Event is here:


Best,
Erik Eddy
VP, DVOA

On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 11:23 AM, jon.torrance@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] <Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...> wrote:
 

With QOC taking a weekend off (two weekends, in fact, to avoid any conflict with the Susquehanna Stumble in NE Maryland on Sunday, October 8th), it seems a good time to remind people of upcoming orienteering events and associated registration deadlines, as follows:


- TODAY is the last day before late fees will apply to register for the October 13-15 Boulder Dash in New Hampshire.

- for the Stumble, Long or Short, pre-registration by email is requested by Thursday, October 5, as detailed on the QOC schedule as well as the SVO and DVOA web sites.  You can then pay on arrival at the event. There will be morning of registration with a $5 surcharge.

(BTW, if you plan on going to the Stumble and would like to get in on QOC carpooling there and back, drop me an email at jon.torrance@... and we'll see what can be organized.)

- for the first time since autumn of 2015, Bob Turbyfill will be teaching his Zero to Orange in Three Days course locally, with instruction and exercises on Oct 14-15 at Patuxent, final exam, written and practical, at Prince William on Oct 29.  Details are on the QOC web site.  Pre-registration will be required by Wednesday, October 11.  This is an intensive course on orienteering fundamentals so whether you're relatively new to the sport or have been around a while but feel you didn't get all the Orienteering 101 you could benefit from when you started out, this course will have something for you. (Note: if those dates don't work for you, don't despair, Bob plans on offering the course again in the spring.) Online registration will open this weekend.

- our neighbors to the north (NNE?), DVOA, will be hosting a national event on the first weekend of November in the area around Reading, PA. We're currently in the early registration period but only until midnight this Sunday, October 1! After Sunday, the price for the three race weekend (two sprints,one long distance) will go up by $12.  Then you'll have until Sunday, October 15 before late fees - another $15 - kick in.

- finally, our own national meet on the following weekend, the classic championships we'll be hosting on new orienteering terrain at Marine Corp Base Quantico from November 14-15 is currently in the standard registration period. Later registration fees of an additional $30 per adult will kick in after Saturday, October 14.

That just about covers the orienteering opportunities beyond regularly scheduled QOC events for the next couple of months.   So while you tend to non-orienteering life this weekend, dream of the orienteering adventures coming soon.  See you in the woods!



Upcoming orienteering events and deadlines

Jon
 

With QOC taking a weekend off (two weekends, in fact, to avoid any conflict with the Susquehanna Stumble in NE Maryland on Sunday, October 8th), it seems a good time to remind people of upcoming orienteering events and associated registration deadlines, as follows:

- TODAY is the last day before late fees will apply to register for the October 13-15 Boulder Dash in New Hampshire.

- for the Stumble, Long or Short, pre-registration by email is requested by Thursday, October 5, as detailed on the QOC schedule as well as the SVO and DVOA web sites.  You can then pay on arrival at the event. There will be morning of registration with a $5 surcharge.

(BTW, if you plan on going to the Stumble and would like to get in on QOC carpooling there and back, drop me an email at jon.torrance@... and we'll see what can be organized.)

- for the first time since autumn of 2015, Bob Turbyfill will be teaching his Zero to Orange in Three Days course locally, with instruction and exercises on Oct 14-15 at Patuxent, final exam, written and practical, at Prince William on Oct 29.  Details are on the QOC web site.  Pre-registration will be required by Wednesday, October 11.  This is an intensive course on orienteering fundamentals so whether you're relatively new to the sport or have been around a while but feel you didn't get all the Orienteering 101 you could benefit from when you started out, this course will have something for you. (Note: if those dates don't work for you, don't despair, Bob plans on offering the course again in the spring.) Online registration will open this weekend.

- our neighbors to the north (NNE?), DVOA, will be hosting a national event on the first weekend of November in the area around Reading, PA. We're currently in the early registration period but only until midnight this Sunday, October 1! After Sunday, the price for the three race weekend (two sprints,one long distance) will go up by $12.  Then you'll have until Sunday, October 15 before late fees - another $15 - kick in.

- finally, our own national meet on the following weekend, the classic championships we'll be hosting on new orienteering terrain at Marine Corp Base Quantico from November 14-15 is currently in the standard registration period. Later registration fees of an additional $30 per adult will kick in after Saturday, October 14.

That just about covers the orienteering opportunities beyond regularly scheduled QOC events for the next couple of months.   So while you tend to non-orienteering life this weekend, dream of the orienteering adventures coming soon.  See you in the woods!


Orienteer at Swanson Road this Sunday

Jon
 

QOC will be in the woods at Swanson Road Natural Area (a part of Patuxent River Park) near Upper Marlboro, MD, this Sunday, with six regular courses (white through red) on offer, plus two advanced training courses, courtesy of course designer Craig Shelden.

Event timing will be standard: register between 10:45 - 1:15, start any time between 11 - 1:30, and be sure to be back before 3pm when control pickup will begin. Dogs on leash are welcome in the park so feel free to bring your favorite canine.

A couple of notes on less standard aspects of the event:

- it will be based in the northern part of the park, not in the south near the radio-controlled aircraft field where we've been in the past. There will be QOC signage on the way there, of course, but if you want an address to look up to see where you'll be going, Craig suggests using 17110 Swanson Rd Spur, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.

- the training courses will be offered in short and long versions.  Both feature some controls to be taken in random order, as in the Bumble (or the upcoming in just over two weeks Susquehanna Stumble), plus some window-O controls to challenge your compass technique and distance estimation. Craig suggests doing them in place of a regular course but nothing prevents you doing one of them plus a regular course, if you have the time and energy.

Full event details and driving directions are available as always on the event webpage (http://qoc.us.orienteering.org/events/2017/9/24/swanson-road) .

See you in the woods!



Orienteer at Hemlock Overlook This Sunday

Greg Lennon
 

Plan to head out to Hemlock Overlook Park (near Clifton, VA) this Sunday, and enjoy the woods that our course setter (Tom Nolan) says are in fine form for the six courses (white through red) on offer.

For those who know Hemlock, our registration area is likely to be in a different pavilion than usual, located to the right of the (small) parking area and the pavilion we normally use. Event timing is standard, however: register between 10:45 - 1:15, start any time between 11 - 1:30, and be sure to be back before 3pm when the controls will start their migration back home. Hemlock is also a dog-friendly park, as long as a leash connects you to your pooch.

Full event details and driving directions are available as always on the event webpage.

See you in the woods!



Season Opener: Lake Accotink Orienteering This Sunday

Greg Lennon
 

It's predicted to be a sunny, 72 degree day this Sunday, Sept. 10 at Lake Accotink (near Springfield, VA) for the first event of our 2017-2018 season, and we hope to see you there!


Course setter Jon Torrance has designed classic (point to point) white, yellow and brown courses, as well as a 75 minute Score-O course intended for advanced and intermediate orienteers. And there's an (optional) twist for Score-O participants: a 'dogbones' course option, imported from Canada for the occasion (read about it on the event webpage).


Event timing will remain the season standard: register any time between 10:45 - 1:15, start any time between 11 - 1:30, and be sure to be back no later than 3pm. And for a bit of additional fun, don't forget that Lake Accotink offers boat rentals, miniature golf, and bike rentals, and dogs on leash are welcome here too.


Full event details - and driving directions to the McLaren-Sargent Pavilion where our registration area will be (NOT the lower parking lot underneath the train bridge) are on our event webpage.


See you Sunday!

 


Orienteers in Richmond, VA?

Boris Granovskiy
 

Hi QOC,

A very good Swedish orienteer, Love Sintring, just moved to Richmond, VA for the fall semester. He is looking to connect with other orienteers in the area for possible rides to events, both local and distant. Are there any orienteers in Richmond on this list who might be able to help out?

Please reply to me directly. Thank you in advance! 

- Boris


For Residents of Northern Virginia who are over 50

Sidney A Sachs
 

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics registration deadline for Orienteering and other events is approaching (Mail: Postmarked by August 26, Online deadline is 9/2) Orienteering will be held in conjunction with the QOC event at Lake Accotink on Sunday September 10th. Only residents of Northern Virginia who are over 50 are eligible to register and compete in 5 year age groups. There is a beginner and an advanced course.

More information & registration: http://nvso.us/home-2017/

Event Coordinators: Keggood2013@... and sidneysachs@...
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Friday & Sunday QOC Maryland events

Greg Lennon
 

Reminder! This Friday, July 28th, QOC will be participating in an Invasive Plant Removal work day and we need more volunteers. The group will be meeting at the McKeldin Area of Patapsco Valley State Park, in Parking Lot A, which is directly beyond the ranger station at the park entrance.  The work day will start at 9:00am and end at noon.  Please bring drinking water, sturdy work gloves and dress for pulling up plants in the woods.  If you are able to attend on the 28th, please confirm your attendance by sending an email to jody@... or a text to 443-386-2638, making sure to include your name. Jody will need to give the ranger an advance count, so they can make sure they have a sufficient number of tools for our group. Full details here.


And this Sunday, July 30, Heidi & Dave Onkst are conducting an Introduction to Orienteering event at Wheaton Regional Park; this is your chance to invite your co-workers and friends out to experience that activity you're always saying great things about! Full event details here.


 


2 New Volunteer Opportunities: Sunday, July 9 & Friday, July 28

Greg Lennon
 

From QOC President Jody Landers:


On Sunday, July 9, the Patapsco Valley State Park has invited QOC members to participate in another Trail building work day. The work group will be meeting in the Pickall Area, located at 8125 Johnnycake Road, Woodlawn, MD 21244 in Shelter No. 701. The work day starts at 9:00am and lasts until 1:00pm.  There will be a Ranger Station Attendant present to direct the group and the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) will be providing food and t-shirts to all volunteers. If you can attend, no need to register in advance, just show up, but please make certain to sign-in listing QOC as your designated organization, so QOC can get credit for the time you work.


On Friday, July 28, QOC will be participating in an Invasive Plant Removal work day. The group will be meeting at the McKeldin Area of Patapsco Valley State Park, in Parking Lot A, which is directly beyond the ranger station at the park entrance. The work day will start at 9:00am and end at noon. Please bring drinking water, sturdy work gloves and dress for pulling up plants in the woods. If you are able to attend on the 28th, please confirm your attendance by sending an email to jody@landersclan.com or a text to 443-386-2638, making sure to include your name. I will need to give the ranger an advance count, so they can make sure they have a sufficient number of tools for our group.


On behalf of the entire club, I would also like to thank the 27 club members who came out for the first Trail Building workday on June 24.  We had a great time and got a lot of work done cutting a new trail through a lesser used section of the park South of the River and West of Marriottsville Road.   



2017 Summer Short Series (SSS), July 1

Daniel Heimgartner
 


Volunteers Needed for McKeldin Trail Work

Greg Lennon
 

QOC Volunteers are Needed to Help with Trail Maintenance at the

McKeldin Area of Patapsco State Park on Saturday, June 24th from 9:00-1:00

 

The managers of the Patapsco Valley State Park have a policy that requires large groups like QOC to put in a number of volunteer hours doing trail maintenance and/or cleanup at various park locations.  Our club uses a number of areas in the Patapsco State Park annually (Hilton, Avalon, Orange Grove, Granite and McKeldin), so we have a special interest in helping to support and maintain the park.


The club has agreed to round up as many volunteers as we can to do some trail maintenance on Saturday, June 24th from 9:00 – 1:00.   We will assemble at the McKeldin area that morning.   Volunteers should bring their own work gloves and the park will supply tools and instruction.  This is a great opportunity to contribute to the maintenance of a park that we enjoy and benefit from on a yearly basis. QOC will host a get-together afterwards with food for all volunteers. For full details about this event, head to our event webpage.


Please text or email me directly (using the address below - i.e. pls don't just hit reply on this email) by 6/20 if you are able to volunteer on the 24th.   We want to get a head count of volunteers, so the park staff can plan the work day.   We are hoping for a big turnout.  Thanks,


Jody Landers, QOC President

443-386-2638 cell (If you text, please include your full name in the text)

Email: jody@landersclan.com




Re: Summer Short Series event & update

John Lawrence
 

Good morning,

Anyone going to Fountainhead​ this Saturday who I could catch a ride with? I'm a QOC member and live right next to Huntington metro right off the beltway. I can help pay for gas. 

Thanks,

John Lawrence
703-364-8318

On Jun 7, 2017 5:02 PM, "'Peggy Dickison' pdickison@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club]" <Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...> wrote:
 

Hi all,

 

This will (probably) be the last time I blast the QOC Yahoo Group, so if you’re not on the SSS list and would like to be, please let me know. Conversely, if you’d like to be taken off, let me know that as well.

 

This Saturday, 10 June, we’ll have our first SSS of 2016.

Venue: Fountainhead, west side, parking (limited!) and start on Wolf Run Shoals Road.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Wolf+Run+Shoals+Rd,+Clifton,+VA+20124/@38.7344565,-77.3577076,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b650f807026199:0x52f5344ed669ea0f!8m2!3d38.7409776!4d-77.3458374

This is actually the intersection with Henderson Road; take Wolf Run Shoals Rd. south as far as you can and at the end is the parking.

 

Start: 4 pm à

End: By 6ish.

 

Courses: There are three. We will be vetting the courses for the International Cartographic Conference’s orienteering event, which will be on 7 July.

·         Advanced beginner course (Yellow), 1.7 km, 8 controls

·         Intermediate (Orange), 3.1 km, 10 controls

·         Short Advanced (Brown), 3.7 km, 10 controls

 

Because I’m trying to gauge appropriateness of difficulty and making sure the controls are in the right place, I’d love for some people who usually run Yellow or Orange to participate. (Unfortunately, my family Yellow runner won’t be available. L ) Usually SSS events are for intermediate to advanced orienteers, so this is a great chance to check out the SSS vibe!

 

Controls: are marked with pink streamers, with control number and some other data (“ICC/QOC 7/6/17”) on them. No real controls, no e-punching. QOC members are welcome to race the courses after the ICC participants on 7 July (a Thursday) for a small SSS-level fee, and then there will be real controls & e-punch boxes. In the meantime, there are streamers!

 

Fee: A donation of at least $5, which will go to the US Senior Team, is requested. A larger donation is of course welcome.

What you get: a map! Some water! (none on the course) Beautiful woods to run in! If you ran QOC’s recent event in Fountainhead, you know what I mean. Fun socializing with like-minded people!

 

The woods can be slippery if it’s been wet. As always, please take precautions against bug bites and watch for ticks, poison ivy, and chiggers. I have not run into any of these while out in these woods but I may have been lucky , or just well prepared.

 

After everyone is done, whoever is interested will go out for dinner. We’ll determine the location later. Not much in the immediate vicinity.

 

Schedule updates:

June 17 – open

June 24 – open

July 1 – open

July 8 – open

July 15 – open

July 22 – Manassas w/ Daniel H. hosting (Daniel, please correct me if I have the date wrong. I may have forgotten since Sunday!)

July 29 – open

Aug 5 – open

Aug 12 – Oregon Ridge (morning?) w/ Francis Hogle

Aug 19 – open

Aug 26 – open

 

SSS events that haven’t been scheduled yet are at Gallaudet (Maces) and the National Mall (Don F.). Squirrel Kill? Perhaps!

 

Keep tuned to find out what’s happening. And if you’d like to host, just send me an email.

 

Peggy Dickison

QOC SSS Mistress


Re: Summer Short Series event & update

Jane Leggett
 

Hi Peggy,

I think I'm on your SSS list and I want to stay on. More confident that I can handle an advanced course.

I would also be happy to help out with one or more events, though I'm not yet sure of my schedule this summer and I'd like to attend one or two before taking on hosting one.

Thanks for all you do!

Jane Leggett



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Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Summer Short Series event & update

 
Hi all,
 
This will (probably) be the last time I blast the QOC Yahoo Group, so if you’re not on the SSS list and would like to be, please let me know. Conversely, if you’d like to be taken off, let me know that as well.
 
This Saturday, 10 June, we’ll have our first SSS of 2016.
Venue: Fountainhead, west side, parking (limited!) and start on Wolf Run Shoals Road.
This is actually the intersection with Henderson Road; take Wolf Run Shoals Rd. south as far as you can and at the end is the parking.
 
Start: 4 pm à
End: By 6ish.
 
Courses: There are three. We will be vetting the courses for the International Cartographic Conference’s orienteering event, which will be on 7 July.
·         Advanced beginner course (Yellow), 1.7 km, 8 controls
·         Intermediate (Orange), 3.1 km, 10 controls
·         Short Advanced (Brown), 3.7 km, 10 controls
 
Because I’m trying to gauge appropriateness of difficulty and making sure the controls are in the right place, I’d love for some people who usually run Yellow or Orange to participate. (Unfortunately, my family Yellow runner won’t be available. L ) Usually SSS events are for intermediate to advanced orienteers, so this is a great chance to check out the SSS vibe!
 
Controls: are marked with pink streamers, with control number and some other data (“ICC/QOC 7/6/17”) on them. No real controls, no e-punching. QOC members are welcome to race the courses after the ICC participants on 7 July (a Thursday) for a small SSS-level fee, and then there will be real controls & e-punch boxes. In the meantime, there are streamers!
 
Fee: A donation of at least $5, which will go to the US Senior Team, is requested. A larger donation is of course welcome.
What you get: a map! Some water! (none on the course) Beautiful woods to run in! If you ran QOC’s recent event in Fountainhead, you know what I mean. Fun socializing with like-minded people!
 
The woods can be slippery if it’s been wet. As always, please take precautions against bug bites and watch for ticks, poison ivy, and chiggers. I have not run into any of these while out in these woods but I may have been lucky , or just well prepared.
 
After everyone is done, whoever is interested will go out for dinner. We’ll determine the location later. Not much in the immediate vicinity.
 
Schedule updates:
June 17 – open
June 24 – open
July 1 – open
July 8 – open
July 15 – open
July 22 – Manassas w/ Daniel H. hosting (Daniel, please correct me if I have the date wrong. I may have forgotten since Sunday!)
July 29 – open
Aug 5 – open
Aug 12 – Oregon Ridge (morning?) w/ Francis Hogle
Aug 19 – open
Aug 26 – open
 
SSS events that haven’t been scheduled yet are at Gallaudet (Maces) and the National Mall (Don F.). Squirrel Kill? Perhaps!
 
Keep tuned to find out what’s happening. And if you’d like to host, just send me an email.
 
Peggy Dickison
QOC SSS Mistress