The 2024 Winter Challenge is open to current NEOC members. Courses have been designed at five locations around Massachusetts. Set yourself a challenge and reach one of these challenge levels:
The Challenge runs through April 1! We'll keep track of who has done which trainings with an online spreadsheet, so make sure you are filling it out for each course you run! Please share your comments on the courses or just enter your name to let us know you are getting out on the courses.
The Winter Challenge is a training activity for NEOC members. Details are included in the confirmation email, sent when you join/renew for 2024.
Be sure to check out the comments from members on the spreadsheet of course info before heading out!
If you have any questions about the Winter Challenge, send them to
The Swiss are not known for their sense of humor, but perhaps we've not been looking hard enough. Over the decades, Swiss cartographers have sprinkled plenty of "Easter eggs" across otherwise serious maps...
Hat-tip to Peter Amram.