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What do you mean! Has the orienteering started again?
Aroooooooooooooooooooooo


This is the map covering the opening posts, or check points.
The posts are 5, marked A-E. The route we followed is marked
with red, and I've written explanations on the map for the interested:


The starting point, one of the oldest houses in the area, from around 1650.
One of the main routes to Oslo passed by, and it was used by coachmen to
get something to drink and eat on their way to the capitol with timber.


All right, we've found the first check point - where's the next?


We also met this superdog in the forest. Her name is Tibra and she knocks
down trees for a treat.


That's the fifth and last check point, can we go home now?


Two tired basset butts, happy to be home after this seasons first orienteering!



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<span style="color:#009900">The one that drools rules, :p
Steinar - daddy and foodslave to Emma and Doris!

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Yeah! We can go orienteering with Emma and Doris again. I love your tales each year.

Tell Emma & Doris how lucky they are to do this. And have a great time.
 

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It looks like the ladies had a wonderful time. The pictures are are so neat, and it's such fun to be able to join in the orienteering expedition with you!! I bet they snoozed away after getting home.
 

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What is orienteering season?

~Heather
 

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Great photos and story, as always! :) How much distance do you cover on an average hike?
 

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For those wondering about what orienteering is, I'll recommend Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orienteering

I have to admit that we don't compete against any other than ourselves -
we just want to cover the 75 control points during the summer. That would
give us the gold medal again - as in 2005.
We do it to get out in the forest, to some areas we would never been in else,
to get fit, because it's fun - and it's sort of competition.

This is from the opening last year:

http://80.203.91.73/Foto/Orientering2006/Firsttrip.html


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That sounds like a lot of fun. I am horrible with maps and directions, I would be lost, shrivled and... ;)

~Heather
 

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yeah, I'd look like that deer by the time someone found me. Lightning would be gnawing on my bones. (Stomps has more discriminating taste.)

I'm so glad orienteering season is on! The pix and stories have me rolling on the floor.
 
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