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Upcoming Event: Correction! Orienteer at Occoquan Park This *Saturday* - Sat, 09/21/2019 11:00am-3:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Correction! Orienteer at Occoquan Park This *Saturday*

When: Saturday, 21 September 2019, 11:00am to 3:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:9751 Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079

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Organizer: Rick Oliver Rick.Oliver@...

Description: Welcome to Occoquan! This park affords a combination of fast, open woods along with recreational fields (and some thick vegetation if you wander off course). Note that registration will be from Shelter 3, and a Locator Map is available from the event webpage along with course stats and course setter comments.

Registration will be at the event this Saturday from 10:45am - 1:15pm, and you may start any time between 11am - 1:30pm. You must be back by 3pm. Full event details and driving directions are available as always via the event webpage.

See you Saturday!

Correction: Occoquan O'Event is this *Saturday*

Greg Lennon
 

QOC's orienteering event at Occoquan Regional Park is this *Saturday*, Sept. 21.

Sorry for any confusion caused by an incorrect email and/or Facebook post some of you may have received.

Upcoming Event: QOC Orienteering at Fountainhead Regional Park - Sun, 09/15/2019 11:00am-3:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: QOC Orienteering at Fountainhead Regional Park

When: Sunday, 15 September 2019, 11:00am to 3:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:10875 Hampton Rd, Fairfax Station, VA

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Organizer: Charles Carrick ccarrick64@...

Description: Welcome back from your summer to the 2019-20 orienteering season! This year, QOC's opening Virginia event will take place at Fountainhead Regional Park, with registration at our usual location (shelter 1) and parking in the main parking lot. Note that this event will include an optional brief shuttle ride to a remote start location for those on the intermediate and advanced courses.

Registration will be at the event from 10:45am - 1:15pm, and you may start any time between 11am - 1:30pm. You must be back by 3pm. Full event details and driving directions are available as always via the event webpage.

See you Sunday!

Orienteer at Cunningham Falls This Sunday - If You PreRegister

Greg Lennon
 

QOC is proud to host our Third PlatformPalooza at Cunningham Falls State Park (near Thurmont, MD) this Sunday, Sept. 8.

Thanks to course setter Sam Listwak, you have six courses to choose from (from white/beginner through blue/advanced).

Due to park restrictions, you must pre-register for this event (we will not be offering day-of, at-the-event registration), so after reading Sam's course notes and other details on the event webpage, click on the registration link to choose a course and pay for your registration.

Please note that the park website warns of possible traffic issues due to construction, and they also state that on crowded weekends they may turn away visitors at the gate. However, since we have a permitted event, you can tell the ranger on duty you are attending our event in order to be let in. There is likely to be a park entrance fee as well, which is not covered by your pre-registration.

Enjoy the opportunity to visit this interesting park and its charcoal platforms - but make sure to register before heading out this Sunday to Cunningham Falls State Park!


Re: Calling all QOC Mappers,

Greg Lennon
 

Ted,

Happy to help with this, but providing a map-by-map answer to your request isn't really feasible.

In summary though:
  • The QOC Map Vault I maintain and back up is currently 2.45GB in size.
    • There are a total of 494 OCAD files distributed into 79 folders (most folders = 1 park).
  • An additional 62GB of map information (older files and related data) is kept but not backed up regularly.
    • There are about 6,200 files distributed over 300+ folders of information.
  • The "QOC Area Terrains for Mapping Consideration" google spreadsheet, which is shared and editable by you and 5 other QOC members, contains 158 Mid-Atlantic areas/parks and their O-mappability assessments.
Might I suggest that on your behalf I establish a sub-group within Groups.io specifically for QOC mapping/mapper threads?

-Greg


Calling all QOC Mappers,

tdgood2
 

Hello everyone, I/Ted Good was appointed the new QOC mapping coordinator.  With that in mind I am gathering a re-baseline of what Quantico has mapping wise so am looking for answers to following questions.  If any of these apply to you can you send me an email (tedgood@...) with your reply:

  1. Anyone who has a Quantico Orienteering Club OCAD license:
    1. Your Name
    2. Ocad License type/version.
  2. Anyone who considers themselves as a mapper/field checker (or wants to become one)
    1. What areas have you mapped?
    2. How active at mapping are you?
    3. Skill level?  How would you rate your mapping ability.
    4. List any areas you are currently or planning to map.
  3. Anyone who believes they have a master digital copy of a QOC Map.  If in doubt if it is the master please include the information.
    1. Map Name:
    2. Map Location:
    3. Map Notes: Scale, terrain type, condition of map....
    4. Last time it was updated:
    5. What software/version the map was created in:
  4. Anyone who has printed maps of an area that wasn't digitalized (I.E. old printed maps that were never put into Ocad, like Rock Creek Park).
    1. Map Name
    2. Mapped area Location
    3. Date of map.
  5. Anything else mapping related that I should know:
    1. Unmapped areas that would be suitable for QOC events.  Provide details.

    There is no immediate timeline for this but the sooner I have this information the sooner we can make a mapping plan.

Introductory Orienteering Events This Summer

Greg Lennon
 

Hello everyone!

Back by popular demand, QOC is hosting two “INTRODUCTION TO ORIENTEERING” events this summer: Saturday, July 20, at at Wheaton Regional Park and Saturday, September 7 Pohick Bay Regional Park. Pre-registration is requested and now open for both events.

These will be FREE beginner-only orienteering events for all ages and great opportunities for folks to learn something new and fun or just brush up on the basics.

For our seasoned orienteers, please pass this invitation on to your family, friends, and co-workers so that they can experience that interesting activity you're always telling them about!

Detailed information about both the upcoming (next Saturday) Wheaton event and September's Pohick event can be readily found on the QOC website.


- Heidi & Dave Onkst


Re: Get ready for some hot orienteering!

porter.corinne
 

Please include me on the list!

On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 10:25 AM Jan Merka merka@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] <Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...> wrote:
 

Peggy, 

Please include me on the list. 

Jan 



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Date: 5/29/19 7:51 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Get ready for some hot orienteering!

 

Oh boy it got hot fast! Obviously, it’s now summer. And for orienteers in the DC area, that can only mean that the annual Summer Short Series is almost here!

 

We have one last regular event (the B*** Chase, not to be missed!), but then QOC officially takes the summer off. Along with the heat, the woods are thick, the bugs are bad, and it’s just not a lot of fun to get yourself out into the woods. For those of us who will be competing this summer and/or early fall, however, continuing to train is important. With something organized for you to do, it’s always easier to get motivated. And, side benefit, the events tend to be very social, usually with an optional group meal after the training.

 

If you’re new to QOC, here are a few key details:

Events are usually held on Saturday late afternoons. Each one has a host, who puts together training of some sort (sometimes regular courses, sometimes some type of technical training, occasionally some kind of running training), provides the map, and tells us the details of the training. (Hosts often, but not always, also choose a post-training eatery for the group.)

 

Events have a short starting window, since there aren’t a lot of us. They are typically geared toward advanced orienteers or those confident intermediate or even beginner orienteers who are willing to give it a try. But each event is a little different, and some are easier for non-advanced folks. I (or the host) will send out an email in the week before the training with location and the details.

 

Charge: We ask for a donation of a cool $5 (per person or map), which will go to the US Senior Orienteering Team. Donations above $5 are very welcome! (Tax deductible if you’re able to do that.)

 

I will be sending out a list of dates next week. If you choose to host, you pick the location and the training. Last year the most popular events were urban (U of Maryland; George Mason U; downtown DC), but forest events are good too (please pick parks with pleasant woods!). In past years we’ve had bike o’, canoe o, score o, cell phone o’,  and probably variations I’ve forgotten. Basically, if it includes reading a map and moving under our own power, it’s good!

 

I will be creating a separate email list for participants. Because I’m planning on creating a new list, please let me know if you want to be included, *even if you’ve been on the list before.*

 

One last thing: we already have a few events planned, including our first on Saturday, 8 June. Stay tuned for details!

 

Summer Short Series Mistress

Peggy Dickison

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Re: Get ready for some hot orienteering!

Jan Merka
 

Peggy, 

Please include me on the list. 

Jan 



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Date: 5/29/19 7:51 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@..., phillip@..., Mark Thomsen <me@...>, 'Francis Hogle' <francish@...>, Anna Breton <abret15@...>, wahubsch@..., jen.ku.laughlin@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Get ready for some hot orienteering!

 

Oh boy it got hot fast! Obviously, it’s now summer. And for orienteers in the DC area, that can only mean that the annual Summer Short Series is almost here!

 

We have one last regular event (the B*** Chase, not to be missed!), but then QOC officially takes the summer off. Along with the heat, the woods are thick, the bugs are bad, and it’s just not a lot of fun to get yourself out into the woods. For those of us who will be competing this summer and/or early fall, however, continuing to train is important. With something organized for you to do, it’s always easier to get motivated. And, side benefit, the events tend to be very social, usually with an optional group meal after the training.

 

If you’re new to QOC, here are a few key details:

Events are usually held on Saturday late afternoons. Each one has a host, who puts together training of some sort (sometimes regular courses, sometimes some type of technical training, occasionally some kind of running training), provides the map, and tells us the details of the training. (Hosts often, but not always, also choose a post-training eatery for the group.)

 

Events have a short starting window, since there aren’t a lot of us. They are typically geared toward advanced orienteers or those confident intermediate or even beginner orienteers who are willing to give it a try. But each event is a little different, and some are easier for non-advanced folks. I (or the host) will send out an email in the week before the training with location and the details.

 

Charge: We ask for a donation of a cool $5 (per person or map), which will go to the US Senior Orienteering Team. Donations above $5 are very welcome! (Tax deductible if you’re able to do that.)

 

I will be sending out a list of dates next week. If you choose to host, you pick the location and the training. Last year the most popular events were urban (U of Maryland; George Mason U; downtown DC), but forest events are good too (please pick parks with pleasant woods!). In past years we’ve had bike o’, canoe o, score o, cell phone o’,  and probably variations I’ve forgotten. Basically, if it includes reading a map and moving under our own power, it’s good!

 

I will be creating a separate email list for participants. Because I’m planning on creating a new list, please let me know if you want to be included, *even if you’ve been on the list before.*

 

One last thing: we already have a few events planned, including our first on Saturday, 8 June. Stay tuned for details!

 

Summer Short Series Mistress

Peggy Dickison

pdickison@...

Orienteer & Party at Jug Bay This Sunday

Greg Lennon
 

We wrap up another Sept to June season this coming Sunday at Jug Bay with our annual BEvERage Chase - the longest running orienteering event in the US - and we hope to see you there for both the orienteering and of course the picnic/party, hosted by event director - and course setter - Craig Shelden.


This event has a mass start at noon, and looping courses suitable for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Just before noon, there will be a brief Annual Meeting.


Pre-registration is open and strongly encouraged: and as an extra incentive to pre-register, the event is free to all QOC members and even discounted for non-members if, and only if, you pre-register. No refunds for free registrations!


Please check the event webpage for full details including of course the potluck suggestions, and plan to stay after your run to cool down and socialize. We will also be recognizing volunteers and making a variety of announcements.


OK, now go and register, and we'll see you Sunday!


P.S. Apologies to those receiving this email twice; Yahoo! Groups delivery was highly problematic and many people did not receive the first one.

Orienteer & Party at Jug Bay This Sunday

Greg Lennon
 

We wrap up another Sept to June season this coming Sunday at Jug Bay with our annual BEvERage Chase - the longest running orienteering event in the US - and we hope to see you there for both the orienteering and of course the picnic/party, hosted by event director - and course setter - Craig Shelden.


This event has a mass start at noon, and looping courses suitable for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Just before noon, there will be a brief Annual Meeting.


Pre-registration is open and strongly encouraged: and as an extra incentive to pre-register, the event is free to all QOC members and even discounted for non-members if, and only if, you pre-register. No refunds for free registrations!


Please check the event webpage for full details including of course the potluck suggestions, and plan to stay after your run to cool down and socialize. We will also be recognizing volunteers and making a variety of announcements.


OK, now go and register, and we'll see you Sunday!

Respond directly to Peggy please!

Greg Lennon
 

Anyone interested in being on the Summer Series email distribution list is strongly encouraged to respond DIRECTLY to Peggy (rather than to the entire Yahoo! group) ...

Re: Get ready for some hot orienteering!

William
 

Peggy, I'd like to be on the list, but may not make many events.
thanks,
Bill

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7:59:40 PM EDT, 'Peggy Dickison' pdickison@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] wrote:


 

Oh boy it got hot fast! Obviously, it’s now summer. And for orienteers in the DC area, that can only mean that the annual Summer Short Series is almost here!

 

We have one last regular event (the B*** Chase, not to be missed!), but then QOC officially takes the summer off. Along with the heat, the woods are thick, the bugs are bad, and it’s just not a lot of fun to get yourself out into the woods. For those of us who will be competing this summer and/or early fall, however, continuing to train is important. With something organized for you to do, it’s always easier to get motivated. And, side benefit, the events tend to be very social, usually with an optional group meal after the training.

 

If you’re new to QOC, here are a few key details:

Events are usually held on Saturday late afternoons. Each one has a host, who puts together training of some sort (sometimes regular courses, sometimes some type of technical training, occasionally some kind of running training), provides the map, and tells us the details of the training. (Hosts often, but not always, also choose a post-training eatery for the group.)

 

Events have a short starting window, since there aren’t a lot of us. They are typically geared toward advanced orienteers or those confident intermediate or even beginner orienteers who are willing to give it a try. But each event is a little different, and some are easier for non-advanced folks. I (or the host) will send out an email in the week before the training with location and the details.

 

Charge: We ask for a donation of a cool $5 (per person or map), which will go to the US Senior Orienteering Team. Donations above $5 are very welcome! (Tax deductible if you’re able to do that.)

 

I will be sending out a list of dates next week. If you choose to host, you pick the location and the training. Last year the most popular events were urban (U of Maryland; George Mason U; downtown DC), but forest events are good too (please pick parks with pleasant woods!). In past years we’ve had bike o’, canoe o, score o, cell phone o’,  and probably variations I’ve forgotten. Basically, if it includes reading a map and moving under our own power, it’s good!

 

I will be creating a separate email list for participants. Because I’m planning on creating a new list, please let me know if you want to be included, *even if you’ve been on the list before.*

 

One last thing: we already have a few events planned, including our first on Saturday, 8 June. Stay tuned for details!

 

Summer Short Series Mistress

Peggy Dickison

pdickison@...

Re: Get ready for some hot orienteering!

A Louden
 

Peggy,

     Please include me.


Amy

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7:51 PM, 'Peggy Dickison' pdickison@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] wrote:

 

Oh boy it got hot fast! Obviously, it’s now summer. And for orienteers in the DC area, that can only mean that the annual Summer Short Series is almost here!

 

We have one last regular event (the B*** Chase, not to be missed!), but then QOC officially takes the summer off. Along with the heat, the woods are thick, the bugs are bad, and it’s just not a lot of fun to get yourself out into the woods. For those of us who will be competing this summer and/or early fall, however, continuing to train is important. With something organized for you to do, it’s always easier to get motivated. And, side benefit, the events tend to be very social, usually with an optional group meal after the training.

 

If you’re new to QOC, here are a few key details:

Events are usually held on Saturday late afternoons. Each one has a host, who puts together training of some sort (sometimes regular courses, sometimes some type of technical training, occasionally some kind of running training), provides the map, and tells us the details of the training. (Hosts often, but not always, also choose a post-training eatery for the group.)

 

Events have a short starting window, since there aren’t a lot of us. They are typically geared toward advanced orienteers or those confident intermediate or even beginner orienteers who are willing to give it a try. But each event is a little different, and some are easier for non-advanced folks. I (or the host) will send out an email in the week before the training with location and the details.

 

Charge: We ask for a donation of a cool $5 (per person or map), which will go to the US Senior Orienteering Team. Donations above $5 are very welcome! (Tax deductible if you’re able to do that.)

 

I will be sending out a list of dates next week. If you choose to host, you pick the location and the training. Last year the most popular events were urban (U of Maryland; George Mason U; downtown DC), but forest events are good too (please pick parks with pleasant woods!). In past years we’ve had bike o’, canoe o, score o, cell phone o’,  and probably variations I’ve forgotten. Basically, if it includes reading a map and moving under our own power, it’s good!

 

I will be creating a separate email list for participants. Because I’m planning on creating a new list, please let me know if you want to be included, *even if you’ve been on the list before.*

 

One last thing: we already have a few events planned, including our first on Saturday, 8 June. Stay tuned for details!

 

Summer Short Series Mistress

Peggy Dickison

pdickison@...

Get ready for some hot orienteering!

Peggy Dickison
 

Oh boy it got hot fast! Obviously, it’s now summer. And for orienteers in the DC area, that can only mean that the annual Summer Short Series is almost here!

 

We have one last regular event (the B*** Chase, not to be missed!), but then QOC officially takes the summer off. Along with the heat, the woods are thick, the bugs are bad, and it’s just not a lot of fun to get yourself out into the woods. For those of us who will be competing this summer and/or early fall, however, continuing to train is important. With something organized for you to do, it’s always easier to get motivated. And, side benefit, the events tend to be very social, usually with an optional group meal after the training.

 

If you’re new to QOC, here are a few key details:

Events are usually held on Saturday late afternoons. Each one has a host, who puts together training of some sort (sometimes regular courses, sometimes some type of technical training, occasionally some kind of running training), provides the map, and tells us the details of the training. (Hosts often, but not always, also choose a post-training eatery for the group.)

 

Events have a short starting window, since there aren’t a lot of us. They are typically geared toward advanced orienteers or those confident intermediate or even beginner orienteers who are willing to give it a try. But each event is a little different, and some are easier for non-advanced folks. I (or the host) will send out an email in the week before the training with location and the details.

 

Charge: We ask for a donation of a cool $5 (per person or map), which will go to the US Senior Orienteering Team. Donations above $5 are very welcome! (Tax deductible if you’re able to do that.)

 

I will be sending out a list of dates next week. If you choose to host, you pick the location and the training. Last year the most popular events were urban (U of Maryland; George Mason U; downtown DC), but forest events are good too (please pick parks with pleasant woods!). In past years we’ve had bike o’, canoe o, score o, cell phone o’,  and probably variations I’ve forgotten. Basically, if it includes reading a map and moving under our own power, it’s good!

 

I will be creating a separate email list for participants. Because I’m planning on creating a new list, please let me know if you want to be included, *even if you’ve been on the list before.*

 

One last thing: we already have a few events planned, including our first on Saturday, 8 June. Stay tuned for details!

 

Summer Short Series Mistress

Peggy Dickison

pdickison@...

QOC Annual Meeting Announcement

Greg Lennon
 

The Annual Meeting of the Quantico Orienteering Club General Membership will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2019 promptly at 11:25 AM in conjunction with the Jug Bay Event in the area of the Caretakers House, Bristol Maryland. [Reminder: registration is now open via the event webpage, and is free for members *only* if you pre-register.] The Election of Officers for 2019-2020 Season will take place at the meeting. The Nominating Committee, chaired by Heidi Onkst, has recommended the following slate of officers for the coming year:


President: Jody Landers

VP of Competition/MD: Tom Nolan

VP of Competition/Permits - MD: Mike Newman

VP of Competition/VA: Charles Carrick

VP of Competition/Permits - VA: Bill Wright

Treasurer: Karla Hulett

Secretary: Laura Linville

(ExOfficio): Jon Torrance


We would like to thank and acknowledge Vic Culp, who has dutifully and diligently served as the Club Treasuer for the past 11 years and has decided not to stand for re-election this year. We heartily thank Vic for his stalwart service and wish him much success in his future endeavors. The Annual Picnic and Awards Ceremony will take place immediately following the running of the courses. Special thanks and appreciation to Dave Linthicum and Peggy Brosnan for graciously arranging for QOC's use of the Jug Bay area.


-Distributed on behalf of Jody Landers, QOC President


Orienteer This Sunday at Pohick Regional Bay Park

Greg Lennon
 

While it may be warm it shouldn't rain this Sunday, May 19, when we will host an orienteering event at Pohick Bay Regional Park (near Lorton, VA). The full set of courses (white through blue) will be available thanks to course setter Keg Good, who has also provided detailed course and map comments.


While event timing is our standard (register between 10:45am - 1:15pm, start any time between 11 - 1:30, and be back no later than 3pm), please note that there may be a fee collected as you enter the park. Those who live in the NOVA Parks jurisdiction (residents of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties; Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax & Falls Church) are admitted free (and should be prepared to show ID ). Those who live outside the jurisdiction will pay $4 per vehicle at the gate, assuming the attendant is told that the vehicle occupants are attending the orienteering event at shelter 2.


Full event details and driving directions can be found on the event webpage.


See you Sunday!


Advanced terrain walk rescheduled for Pohick Bay

Jon
 

All,


Since the planned terrain walk last weekend got rained out along with the event as a whole, I'm rescheduling it for this Sunday at Pohick Bay. Everything the same except the new date and venue - gather at registration a few minutes befoe 1pm, walk beginning at 1pm, anticipated to take until ~3pm.  We'll navigate to several controls together and talk through the entire process, plus I'll try to answer any questions about orienteering technique participants may have. Participating should be beneficial for anyone from people who feel comfortable on yellow and therefore ready to step up to orange through people who have made the transition to advanced courses already but haven't figured it all out yet so well they couldn't benefit from picking the brain of a long-time advanced orienteer.  If you fall anywhere in that range and would like to take part, please email me no later than 6pm Saturday (though I'll print a couple of extra maps in case new participants pop up on Sunday).  There's already one person interested who couldn't make it to Granite rain or no rain so unless they back out this is on regardless of the level of additional interest.  Cheers.


Jon

CANCELLATION of Patapsco/Granite Event

Greg Lennon
 

The QOC event at Patapsco/Granite that was to be held today, Saturday May 11, has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule soon.

Advanced terrain walk at Granite this Saturday

Jon
 

All,


I meant to do at least one more of these this season and time is running out so, if anyone will take me up on it with just two days notice, I will lead a terrain walk at Granite this Saturday starting at 1pm, anticipated to take until ~3pm.  We'll navigate to several controls as a group and talk through the entire process, plus I'll try to answer any questions about orienteering technique participants may have. Paticipating should be beneficial for anyone from people who feel comfortable on yellow and therefore ready to step up to orange through people who have made the transition to advanced courses already but haven't figured it all out yet so well they couldn't benefit from picking the brain of a long-time advanced orienteer.  If you fall anywhere in that range and would like to take part, please email me no later than Friday evening by 9pm.  Space is theoretically limited but it probably won't be an issue - if it becomes one, maybe I'll do it again at Pohick Bay. Cheers.


Jon Torrance