Orienteering in Petrified Forest National Park, October 17-18

News of New Mexico Orienteers, September 2015

New Mexico Orienteers is pleased to share with NMO members and friends alike this email from one of our neighboring Arizona O clubs, Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club, concerning orienteering near the New Mexico state line.


Greetings from NMO, September 2015

Greetings from New Mexico Orienteers (NMO).

Although most of our members are in Albuquerque, this year you may have seen us in Los Alamos, at the grand opening of the beautiful new Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road, or at the Los Alamos Volunteer Fair in Fuller Lodge. We are also excited about the creation of the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park and the conversion of the Valles Caldera National Preserve into the Valles Caldera National Park, because we have orienteering maps already made in both locations!

April 25, 2015 orienteering in Los Alamos, NM

On Saturday, April 25, New Mexico Orienteers’ first meet of 2015 will be in Los Alamos at the PEEC Earth Day Festival, 10am to 2pm. Admission is free. Two fun courses (routes) are offered. Park in Los Alamos downtown and take a brief shuttle ride or walk to PEEC's new home at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Short course: length 1.75 km with +120 feet of climb, white (novice) level of map reading skills, on sandy trails in the canyons below the new Los Alamos Nature Center.

April 25, 2015 orienteering in Los Alamos, NM

New Mexico Orienteers will hold an open house in Los Alamos on Saturday, April 25, 2015 to celebrate opening of the brand new Los Alamos Nature Center. Fun orienteering courses are planned: short and long. Resembling an Ancestral Puebloan cliff house, the nature center has a stunning canyon rim view and trailhead. It is an amazing location for orienteering!


Test event

Event Time: 
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 8:50pm


RMOC Pagosa Springs ROGAINE

Event Time: 
Saturday, August 17, 2013 (All day)

In Colorado our sister club Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club (RMOC) is holding a ROGAINE just across the New Mexico border in Pagosa Springs. See the RMOC events calendar.

Albuquerque basic orienteering

Basic Orienteering taught by New Mexico Orienteers, as part of the City of Albuquerque's Open Space Summer Series.

NMO Albuquerque meet

Meet Type: 
Regular Meet
Meet Time: 
Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 9:00am
Jerry Boyd
Map Location: 
Cienega Canyon Map
Start Location: 
Cienega Canyon start locations
Start Times

Boy Scout Troops will attend for Orienteering Merit Badge work. The public is invited. Stay tuned for details.

August 2012

August is going to be a busy month for New Mexico Orienteers, with field events on August 12 and August 25.

August 25th

Things are in the works for a meet on August 25th in the east Sandia area. There will be two courses, white and yellow.

This is a real opportunity to expand our membership. There will be scout troops attending this meet to complete some scout merit badge requirements at training sessions provided by NMO.

We are in need of volunteers to assist with training and meet operations. Please let Jerry Boyd (wb8wfk@covad.net) know if you can assist.

NMO Albuquerque basic orienteering class

Event Time: 
Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

On Sunday, August 12, 2012, New Mexico Orienteers offer a 2-3 hour class in basic orienteering skills at Albuquerque's newest open space The 66 On 66 (the Route 66 Open Space now expanded to 66 acres). NMO member Jerry Boyd and friends have been doing computer GIS and field cartography to prepare a new detailed orienteering map of this exciting new open space and this class will be NMO's first event on this new orienteering map.

This no-fee class is part of the Open Space Summer Series. Pre-registration is required (details below).

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