Scavenger Hunts have been a popular activity so I thought this looked like a good event to post. I am happy to learn that there is a Western PA Orienteering Club.
Grab your compass and some friends, they will give you a map and you will navigate Hartwood Acres using your compass. Multiple trails will be mapped out for different levels.
Where: Hartwood Acres Park, Middle Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101
When: Sunday, April 20, 2008; sign-in 11 AM – 2 PM
What is Orienteering? Orienteering is a competitive form of land navigation. It is for all ages and degrees of fitness and skill, and all-weather. It provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt. The object of orienteering is to locate control points by using a map and compass to navigate through the woods.
What to bring? All you will need to bring is a compass (if you do not have one, we can loan you one), and appropriate footwear to walk in the woods.
Event Details: The courses offered at Hartwood Acres will include four Cross Country courses for beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, advanced (White, Yellow, Orange, Green). In a cross country course, the participant finds a series of flags in a pre-specified sequence. Come early if you plan to do more than one course.
* Sign In 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
* Must Finish the course by 3:30 pm
Instruction for novices: Available on site
Cost: $4.00 per map (family or group can share one map if they wish)
Event Location: Hartwood Acres County Park. Parking lot off Middle Rd, near Central Elementary School. Look for red-and-white arrow signs.
Questions: Contact Jim Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org