Orienteering at GMF - Register Today!
September 06, 2019
Great Mountain Forest is excited to be hosting its first official GMF Orienteering event on Sunday September 22, 2019. This event will provide a fun and engaging outdoor experience for all involved and will introduce participants to the many hidden treasures within GMF’s 6,000 acre forest.
What is Orienteering?
Orienteering is a recreational activity in which teams of individuals use a maps, compasses, and clues to navigate between checkpoints throughout GMF. Participants will be organized into teams of 4-6 people whose goal is to reach as many points of interest within GMF as they can during the 3-hour time frame of the event. Destinations are assigned different values based on how difficult they are to find or reach. While some teams will be competing against one another to earn the most points, other teams will be made up of non-competing participants so that everyone has an opportunity to have a relaxed and enjoyable morning hiking in the forest.
Orienteering participants must register in advance and pay a $25 participation fee. Check-in for the event will open at 8:00 a.m. on September 22 at the Yale Camp in the heart of Great Mountain Forest. A light breakfast of donuts and coffee will be available as individuals receive their team assignments and get briefed on the guidelines for the day’s event. The orienteering itself will kick off at 9:00 and last until noon. Participants will then return to the Yale Camp for a lunch of chili, cornbread and cider, during which winners will be announced.
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All participants will be required to sign a waiver the day of the event.
We are grateful to this year’s Orienteering sponsors!