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Rochester Orienteering Club

See you in the woods!

Upcoming events

    • 06 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 31 Aug 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Rochester, NY

    A navigation-based scavenger hunt in the city of Rochester to be completed on foot or bike. The object is to visit, in any order, as many as possible of the spots (checkpoints) indicated by red circles on the map provided, and verify that you were there by answering a question whose answer is found at the spot.

    Dates:  Any time between June 6 - August 31, 2020

    Event Details and course notes page

    Maps:

    RMA 2020 West.pdf

    RMA 2020 East.pdf

    Questions page:

    RMA 2020 questions final.pdf

    • 20 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 13 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Westpoint Marina, E. Manitou Rd

    The Snapping Turtles are out in force, the White Swans are patrolling the channels and the big Carp are spawning in the weeds so it must be time for another Canoe/Kayak O.

    The start and finish are near Westpoint Marina off East Manitou Road. As you drive in you will see the parking loop on the left, Public Fishing Access. You can park there and launch your boat for free.   There are public restrooms located in the Marina on the right side past the buildings. This is the start/finish triangle. The task is to visit all of the 20 points in ANY order. The points are marked by orange streamers with a plastic number card attached. They are very visible if you are in the correct spot. No touch requirement but you need to be in the circle if you want to post a serious time.

    The water is high enough this year to allow easy passage through most of the channels. Sometimes you may have to negotiate some small openings by pulling on the cattails on either side of your boat. There is a good batch of cattails this year that are getting taller each day. In a couple of spots the beavers (muskrats???) have been at work but should not hamper your journey. The weeds are part of the experience.

    The bay is now sheltered from the lake waves on the north side by a breakwater rock berm with only a couple of stretches of open water in case the wind is blowing off the lake. There is more motorboat traffic on the weekends. We ask that you carry or wear flotation devices for your safety. No petting the snapping turtles or teasing the swans as both can be very nasty!

    As is the tradition, we appreciate you improving the environment by collecting any trash you find floating in the water or on the banks. Please, no dead Carp. Leave them for the Seagulls. Pictures of your trash appreciated.  There are no public dumpsters so please take your trash with you.

    The map is pretty accurate and mapped at 1:10,000 scale. No need for contour lines. There are no control descriptions but everything is visible without getting out of your boat. A sealed map bag is recommended. Remember that the mud is part of the fun.

    Enjoy and send us your comments at wornerkohn@gmail.com Complaints not accepted. :)

    Downloading the map serves as agreement to a waiver in which you fully accept all risks and responsibilities for losses, costs and damages you incur as a result of your participation in this event, and that you release the Rochester Orienteering Club, New York State and OUSA from any liability. A copy of the waiver is posted here.

    Click to download a PDF of the map.

Past events

31 May 2020 Oatka Creek Park - Solo Series
30 May 2020 TBD Next Event
16 May 2020 Harriet Hollister - Solo Series
12 May 2020 Mendon Training Course
02 May 2020 Mendon Ponds Park - Solo Series
22 Apr 2020 Durand Training Course #2
18 Apr 2020 [POSTPONED] Mendon Ponds - Orienteering Clinic
18 Apr 2020 Webster Park - Solo Series
27 Mar 2020 Durand Eastman Park - Solo Series
23 Mar 2020 Mendon Ponds Park - Solo Series
23 Feb 2020 Mendon Ponds Winterfest - Beginner Ski-O
16 Feb 2020 Harriet Hollister - Ski-O
15 Feb 2020 Cumming Nature Center - Ski-O
02 Nov 2019 Mendon Trail Run
26 Oct 2019 Mendon Ponds Vampire-O
06 Oct 2019 Webster Park - Mass Start Event
05 Oct 2019 Alasa Farms NRE
21 Sep 2019 Powder Mills Park
14 Sep 2019 Genesee County Park
18 Aug 2019 Ellison Park Training
10 Aug 2019 Mendon Ponds Park Score-O
23 Jul 2019 RIT Orienteering Event
09 Jul 2019 Highland Park Score-O
15 Jun 2019 Rochester Map Adventure
01 Jun 2019 Rotary Sunshine Camp
19 May 2019 Cumming Nature Center
04 May 2019 Mendon Ponds Beginner Map Hike
04 May 2019 Mendon Ponds Park
13 Apr 2019 Fleet Feet Armory - Orienteering Clinic
06 Apr 2019 ROC Mapping Clinic
17 Feb 2019 Cumming Nature Center - Ski-O
26 Jan 2019 Mendon Ponds - Ski-O
10 Nov 2018 Ellison Park Night-O
03 Nov 2018 Mendon Trail Run
28 Oct 2018 Genesee Country Museum
14 Oct 2018 Alasa Farms
29 Sep 2018 Mendon Ponds Park
15 Sep 2018 Genesee County Park
23 Aug 2018 Seneca Park
09 Aug 2018 Basil Marella Park
25 Jul 2018 Genesee Valley Park
11 Jul 2018 Powder Mills Park
16 Jun 2018 Oatka Creek Park
09 Jun 2018 Mendon Ponds Park - ADK Workshop
02 Jun 2018 ROC the Map Adventure
20 May 2018 Webster Park
20 May 2018 Pre-Event Training - Webster Park
05 May 2018 Western New York Championship
22 Apr 2018 Mendon Ponds Park
14 Apr 2018 Fleet Feet Armory - Orienteering Clinic
18 Feb 2018 Cumming Nature Center - Ski-O
27 Jan 2018 [CANCELED]Mendon Ponds Park - Ski-O
14 Jan 2018 Mendon Ponds Winterfest - Ski-O
03 Dec 2017 Mendon Ponds Park - Annual Meeting and Event
11 Nov 2017 Camp Eastman - Night-O Event
04 Nov 2017 Mendon Trail Run
15 Oct 2017 Alasa Farms - Regular Event
30 Sep 2017 Genesee County Park - Regular Event
16 Sep 2017 Letchworth State Park - 2017 National Meet
09 Sep 2017 Mendon Ponds Park - NOW Event and Training
24 Aug 2017 Durand Eastman - White, Sprint, Score-O
10 Aug 2017 Ellison Park - White, Sprint, Score-O
26 Jul 2017 Highland Park - Score-O
12 Jul 2017 RIT Sprint Festival
17 Jun 2017 Dryer Road Park - MTB-O & Regular Event
10 Jun 2017 Mendon Ponds Park - ADK Workshop
03 Jun 2017 Mendon Ponds Park - Regular Event
21 May 2017 Cumming Nature Center - Rogaine/Score Event
13 May 2017 Powder Mills Park - Regular Event
30 Apr 2017 Rotary Sunshine Camp - Regular Event
22 Apr 2017 Fleet Feet Armory - Orienteering Clinic
19 Feb 2017 Cumming Nature Center Ski-O (Foot-O)
11 Feb 2017 Webster Park Ski-O (Foot-O)
15 Jan 2017 Mendon Ponds Park Winterfest Ski-O
12 Nov 2016 Ellison Park - Night-O
05 Nov 2016 Mendon Trail Run
23 Oct 2016 Mendon Ponds - Regular Event
08 Oct 2016 Mendon Ponds - Regular Event
08 Oct 2016 Beginner Orienteering Clinic
17 Sep 2016 Durand Eastman Park - NOW Event
11 Sep 2016 Genesee Country Village - Regular Event
21 May 2016 ROC the Map Adventure!
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