The first use of a compass was recorded in Western Europe around the early 13th century.
Called “the art of map and compass reading,” this recreational activity dates back more than 100 years by using “low-tech” tools to navigate the landscape.
Often set as a timed challenge, orienteering is a fun way to exercise and build wilderness survival skills.
Orienteering is an art in map and compass reading and a fun way to exercise and build wilderness survival skills. There are parks where orienteering courses are established permanently and open to use by the general public. If you select an event where you can learn helpful hints in reading the map and compass, you will be able to take up the adventure while on vacation at another park or wilderness area. Bring your kids and tell them they will be reading a treasure map and getting some exercise in a fun way