The New England Orienteering Club
Houghton's Pond
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Sunday, May 16, 2010
Sun May 16
Houghtons Pond, Quincy/Milton MA
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Staggered Starts:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
W Y O G R Trail-O
Courses Close:
3:00 PM
E-punching on O, G, R.

What is "Trail O"? Trail O is a course designed to be viewed while walking along trails. Viewing stations are set up and marked on the map. At each viewing station several controls are visible (from 2 to 5). The feature is circled on the map and you have to decide which control flag is the correct one. You cannot walk into the woods for a closer look. You can walk along the trail to view it at different angles but must stand at the viewing station to pick which flag (counting from left to right, call them A, B, C, etc.) It's not as easy as some people think when they first hear about it but it develops your skill at map reading and is just fun to try.

From I-93 (Rt. 128) take Exit 3 (Houghton's Pond) in Milton. Go north on Ponkapoag Trail 0.5 miles to stop sign and turn right. Parking lot is 300 meters on right. From parking lot follow "O" signs to registration/start area.
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Event Director:
Joanne Sankus, send mail to Joanne
Course Setter:
Jim Crawford