Every two years, orienteers from around North America and across the ocean, return to the rocky terrain of New Hampshire and run around our woods. On Columbus Day weekend, 2015, Up North Orienteers hosted the event at The Harris Center for Conservation in Hancock, NH. Intense rain in the days before the competitors arrived brought wet forests and deeper streams. The fall colors and heavily laden apple trees created a stunning back drop for the 250 runners that came to the event.
Anyone can participate in this activity at any level. Beginners are always welcome and encouraged to try it out. Club members volunteer their time to make sure everyone’s needs are accommodated for difficulty and length of courses and snacks at the end.