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MONDAY, OCT. 2, 2017


Orienteering is a race -- competitive or personal -- that requires map and compass navigation to cover an established course and checkpoints.

Open orienteering event Sunday on Gonzaga campus

NAVIGATION – The Eastern Washington Oregienteering Club is holding an open event to challenge the map and compass skills of hikers and runners on Sunday, March 13, on the Gonzaga University campus. Registration and map distribution starts at 1 p.m. at the Jepson Building. The...

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Index to Washington map quadrangles.

DNR updates public land quad maps

NAVIGATION -- Three updated maps detailing roads, property boundaries, trails, recreation sites, and other information about public lands have been published by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Names of the maps and the areas they cover are Chewelah, Mount Baker and Mount Adams. Washington...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 22, 2014

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

Orienteering event for public at Mirabeau Park

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...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19, 2014

FRIDAY, OCT. 25, 2013

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 2013

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

Orienteering classes, event offered in Spokane

NAVIGATION – A day of orienteering classes and activities geared to novices is set for Sept. 21 to celebrate National Orienteering Week at the Gonzaga University campus. Orienteering is a wild-land navigation race in which participants use a map and a compass to complete a...

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Author revives art of naturally finding your way

NAVIGATION -- Long before GPS, Google Earth, and global transit, humans traveled vast distances using only environmental clues and simple instruments. John Huth, Harvard physics professor and author of The Lost Art of Finding Our Way, says we can still do it. Anyone who ventures...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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