Mendon Ski-O on UsynligO (no flags, streamers or tags)
A new Ski-O course is now posted for the South Meadow area of Mendon.
As of today (2/7), the trails have not been groomed but there are good
tracks for classic. Check Rochester Ski Foundation website for
This is a 10 control course, 4.4k straight line distance (I had 8.2k
when I did the course)...but not much elevation. You can also do this
course as a random event. Start is on Pond Road.
About UsynligO: UsynligO is a cell phone app that lets you orienteer without flags - it plays a sound when you arrive at a control location and can also provide hints for finding the right location. You do need cell service (or wifi) to download a course so it is a good idea to do this at home before traveling to the venue, but only the GPS is needed to run a course. Bristol Orienteering Klub has a helpful guide for howto get and use UsynligO:
To browse courses or print maps from your computer, go to
Don’t forget to print out a map so that you don’t have to keep taking
out your phone to check the map...trust me it slows you down a lot.
Enjoy the park!