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Orienteering event for public at Mirabeau Park

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)

NAVIGATION --The Eastern Washington Orienteering Club will be celebrating National Orienteering Week on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Mirabeau Point in Spokane Valley. 

In addition to the outdoor event, there will be two classes on orienteering, an introductory class and an advanced skills class, offered through the City of Spokane Valley Parks & Recreation Department.

Introduction to Orienteering, 9:30 a.m.-noon: Discover the sport of orienteering, navigating over unfamiliar trails and terrain using a map and compass.  Classroom instruction from 9:30 am to 11 am followed by an opportunity to test your new skills on the outdoor course.

Orienteering Skills, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m: Classroom instruction and outdoor practice of map and compass skills for intermediate and advanced orienteering courses.  This class is intended for people who are already familiar with topographic maps and the use of the compass or who are also taking the Introduction to Orienteering Class.

The $14 fee for each class includes the outdoor courses.  Preregistration by Thursday, Sept. 25, is required for the classes but not for the outdoor event.

Both classes will meet in Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley.   Note that parking for the orienteering event is at the Center Place parking lot; the Mirabeau Meadows parking lot in the north part of the park will be full due to another event that day.




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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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