Orienteering - the thinking sport.
Orienteering is the competitive sport of navigation. Using a detailed map (and occasionally a compass on advanced courses) participants try to find the quickest route through a series of marked checkpoints. Orienteering can be enjoyed at a relaxed walk or a cross-country run; the essence of the sport is you finding your own unique route.
The Columbia River Orienteering Club offers orienteering events year-round in the Portland Oregon area. Beginners are welcome at events, and you do not need to be a member of our club to participate.
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Here's a short video showing what you can expect at an orienteering meet.