PINKHAM NOTCH, NH—Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center will be hosting its first ever Cross Country and Snowshoe Orienteering event on Monday, January 16th. This adventure race gives participants an opportunity to utilize a detailed trail map to ski/snowshoe to a series of control points, while racing against the clock. Whether trying for a personal best time or just an opportunity to practice navigating through winter trails, the route and pace are up to each individual.
Three courses of varying length and navigational challenge will be offered. Registration starts at 9:30 am, with individual starts taking place from 10 am-12 noon. Program cost of $6 does not include trail or rental fees.
“In a world where people who enjoy the outdoors are increasingly dependent on GPS and other electronic devices to find their way around, it is more important than ever not to lose the basic skills of orienteering with a map and compass—no batteries needed!” said orienteering expert and event director Ernst Linder. Linder is also a member of the “Up North Orienteers” organization.