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Orienteers invite newbies to Manito Park course

John Beck of the Eastern Washington Orienteering club, in yellow, teaches a family how to read an orienteering map.   (Rich Landers)
John Beck of the Eastern Washington Orienteering club, in yellow, teaches a family how to read an orienteering map. (Rich Landers)

ORIENTEERING -- The Eastern Washington Orienteering Club's first event of 2014 is set for Saturday, Feb. 22, at Manito Park (18th and Grand) in Spokane.

This is a great map, compass and exercise activity for the whole family. Using maps and compass, you must find your way to check points around the park.  Top orienteers will run the course.  Others can map it a group problem-solving trek.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. The event starts at noon. 

Cost: $5 for anyone on the beginner course and for members on any course and $7 for nonmembers on advanced courses; $3 for each additional map for a group or family.  

Info: John Harbuck, (208) 263-9894; John Beck, (509) 838-7078, or e-mail beck@gem.gonzaga.edu.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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