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Discussion: March Road trip—looking for O events MN WI IL IN KY TN

in: Orienteering; General

Dec 11, 2018 1:12 AM # 
Driving from Manitoba south to Tennessee in March and if it works out I’d welcome the opportunity to stretch my legs on an Orienteering course.

Route overview
MN Twin Cites
WI Madison
IL Rockford south to Normal
IN Indianapolis
KY Louisville and Lexington
TN Knoxville and Lenior City
I guess SW or W NC and NE GA might be within reach as well.

I’m happy with training events, permanent courses, Rogaining, etc. suggestions. Even just “check this Orienteering site for updates” suggestions.

Dec 11, 2018 2:03 AM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Add 3.5 hours for a six hour rogaine on March 16th? A substantial section of the map for that was used for the L in the recent SML champs. You'd also pass near three permanent courses in MI doing that. That also sets you up to go through OCIN country, which has approximately a thousand maps. OLOU has permanent courses as well - the ones I tried tended to be easier, but you've got the map so you can improvise.

March 22 + Lexington would put you 90 minutes from the Masters Champs at Carter Caves for the 2019 Flying Pig. I imagine they streamer, not sure how nicely you have to ask to preview if it doesn't hit your window.
Dec 11, 2018 3:55 AM # 
GAOC Schedule
VOC Meet
Feb 23, 24 Sat&Sun Red Top Mountain State Park 2-Day meet
Feb 25-Mar 1 - Training week at Hard Labor Creek State Park(Tentative)
Mar 2, 3 Sat&Sun Mistletoe State Park 2-Day meet
Mar 9 Sat VOC Local Meet
Mar 10 Sun Joe Kurz WMA
Mar 17 Sun Moore's Bridge
Mar 31 Sun Sweetwater Creek State Park
Dec 11, 2018 4:06 AM # 
As long as clubs add events on Attackpoint, they will show up on this listing which includes a map showing relative locations:
Dec 11, 2018 5:20 AM # 
Keep your eye on the Orienteering Cincinnati Schedule Page:

March 22-24 will be the annual Flying Pig and 2018 Orienteering USA Masters Nationals. Friday will be at Camp McKee, at Mt Sterling, KY east of Lexington. Saturday and Sunday will be at the unique Carter Caves State Park, a little over an hour east of Lexington off I-64. Carter Caves features karst terrain with several caves and several natural arches. (We can use pre-runners if the meet itself doesn't fit your schedule)

There are also events near Cincinnati on March 1 (evening), 2, and 9.
The weekend of March 16-17 has a Saturday meet near Louisville, KY, and Sunday near Dayton, Ohio.
Indianapolis usually does the "Conquer the Crossroads" rogaine sometime in March, usually somewhere between Indianapolis and Louisville. I haven't seen any info on 2019 yet.

There are also several permanent courses in the Greater Cincinnati area, and the Kentucky Orienteering Trail features maps in several Kentucky State Parks including Taylorsville (just east of Louisville) and Big Bone Lick (just south of Cincinnati)
Dec 11, 2018 11:55 AM # 
O Joy:
The tentative date for the 2019 Conquer the Crossroads Rogaine (6 hr and 12 hr) is April 6 in Owen Putnam State Forest west of Indianapolis. We'll have more information and registration in the new year.
Dec 11, 2018 12:00 PM # 
O Joy:
There are also permanent courses in Morgan Monroe State Forest north of Bloomington, IN and at Hoosier State Forest near Story, IN, both of these are south o Indianapolis.
Dec 11, 2018 8:11 PM # 
Thank you for all the ideas and suggestions.

Permanent courses in Morgan Monroe State Forest and Hoosier look like possibilities.

March 16/17 KY area might also be more possible than the Mar 16 Lost arrow Rogaine in MI.

I appreciate the AP event map suggestion.

Pre runners for the flying pig is intriguing.
Dec 11, 2018 8:50 PM # 
March 30th MNOC Lebanon Hills

Also permanent courses in Twin Cities area:
Dec 11, 2018 8:56 PM # 
There is also a new club in Asheville, NC, which is worth a look.
Dec 12, 2018 11:07 AM # 
O Joy:
@Brian Just send me an email before you leave Manitoba and I can let you know how to get maps to the permanent courses.
Dec 13, 2018 3:07 AM # 
Same here and I will give you a cell phone number as well.
Dec 13, 2018 7:09 PM # 
O joy, I sent you an email message
Dec 13, 2018 7:16 PM # 
Mike also sent you an email message
Dec 13, 2018 7:28 PM # 
Iriharding, unfortunately I can’t make the 30th, sad face. Close call as I could make the 31st!

I’ll look into MNOC permanent courses but definitely not as fun as the Lebanon Hills event.
Dec 14, 2018 12:13 AM # 
As you cross from KY to TN, if you go on I-24, you pass near Clarksville/Ft. Campbell, a deprived, ridden with crime hellhole.

But the surrounding terrain is nice, water-errosion with elements of karst.
One place to run with a map would be Land between the Lakes.
They have decent quality maps with contours posted,
Dec 14, 2018 7:51 PM # 
Had look up what OHV stands for—off highway vehicle.
Dec 14, 2018 10:58 PM # 
Orienteering Louisville is doing:

Our annual Scout-O on March 9th at Camp Crooked Creek (about 45 minutes south of Louisville) and is open to the public at 1:00 PM. Should have W, Y, O, B, G, and R.

Otter Creek on March 16th (about an 45 minutes SW of Louisville).
Dec 18, 2018 1:54 AM # 
Has the permanent course at Morgan Monroe been updated? I did it several years ago and was bearing and pace counting.

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