Suited to all levels. Instruction available. No charge. Contact Phil Bricker if coming so he can pre-print maps.
The final Wed. evening training will be at Cemetery Hill in Northampton. This is a small, multi-use area with lots of trails and some open woods. There will be a 3.1k “sprint" course. It is intermediate level, but suitable for beginners because one can’t get lost at Cemetery Hill for very long. There will also be some maps for a 2.1k fast sprint whose 18 controls are the disk golf baskets (no flags). Do either course, or both! Starts from 5:15 to 6:30 PM.
Two warnings: (1) This is also known as the "dog park”: you will probably come across some dogs off leash on the trails. (2) There is thorny vegetation. It can almost entirely be avoided with good orienteering, but if you want to be safe, wear leg covering.
If taking I-91N Take exit 18 for US-5. Turn left at end of exit ramp onto US-5 (which becomes Pleasant St.). Go 1.1 miles to Northampton center and turn left onto Main St. (MA-9). Go .3 mile and turn left onto West St. (MA-66). Go .9 mile and turn right onto Prince St. Go .5 mile and turn right into parking area, or park along road.
If taking I-91S Take exit 20 to merge onto King Street (MA-10/US-5). Go 1.8 miles to Northampton center and turn right onto Main St. (MA-9). Go .3 mile and turn left onto West St. (MA-66). Go .9 mile and turn right onto Prince St. Go .5 mile and turn right into parking area, or park along road.
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NEOC events are held rain or shine.
(Ski-O events may be canceled if snow is poor.)
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