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Compass & Map

Map and Compass Sports in Western Montana

Based in Missoula, MT, Grizzly Orienteering is the primary club organizing orienteering events in Western Montana. Our events feature custom maps and courses and provide a range of challenges appropriate for individuals and groups of all ages and experience levels. Come explore the great Montana wilderness with us!

What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is the sport of navigating with map and compass. The object is to find a series of points shown on a map, choosing routes — both on and off trail — that will help you find all the points and get back to the finish in the shortest amount of time.

 

Orienteering is a sport for everyone, regardless of age or experience. The competitive athlete can experience the exhilaration of moving through the woods at top speed, while a contemplative orienteer can enjoy the forest at a more leisurely pace. Most events provide courses for all levels — from beginner to advanced.

If you love maps, exploring, and the great outdoors, try orienteering. You'll be hooked for life!

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Upcoming Events

  • Lone Pine State Park Foot-O
    Lone Pine State Park Foot-O
    Sat, Apr 20
    Kalispell
    Apr 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM MDT
    Kalispell, 300 Lone Pine Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA
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  • Pattee Canyon: FREE Intro / Beginner Event
    Pattee Canyon: FREE Intro / Beginner Event
    Sat, May 18
    Pattee Canyon Recreation Area
    May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Pattee Canyon Recreation Area, County Road 533, Missoula, MT 59803
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  • PNWOF Day 1: COC-Fisk NRE Sprints.
    PNWOF Day 1: COC-Fisk NRE Sprints.
    Sat, Jun 22
    Spokane County
    Jun 22, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Spokane County, Washington 99034, USA
    First day of the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival. National Ranking Event. Fisk State Park, Spokane, Washington.
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  • PNWOF Day 2: COC-Fisk NRE Middle Distance
    PNWOF Day 2: COC-Fisk NRE Middle Distance
    Sun, Jun 23
    Fisk State Park
    Jun 23, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Fisk State Park, Spokane, WA
    Day 2 of the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival. National Ranking Event. Fisk State Park, Spokane, Washington.
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  • PNWOF Day 3: EWOC Riverside
    PNWOF Day 3: EWOC Riverside
    Mon, Jun 24
    Riverside State Park
    Jun 24, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Riverside State Park, Spokane, WA, USA
    Day 3 of the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival. Day 3 is hosted by the Eastern Washington Orienteering Club at Riverside State Park.
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  • PNWOF Day 4: EWOC Holmberg Conservation Area
    PNWOF Day 4: EWOC Holmberg Conservation Area
    Tue, Jun 25
    Holmberg Park
    Jun 25, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Holmberg Park, Spokane, WA, USA
    Day 4 of the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival. Day 4 is hosted by the Eastern Washington Orienteering Club at Holmberg Conservation Area.
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  • PNWOF Day 5: GrizO Larry Creek NRE Classic Distance
    PNWOF Day 5: GrizO Larry Creek NRE Classic Distance
    Thu, Jun 27
    Florence
    Jun 27, 2024, 1:00 PM MDT
    Florence, Florence, MT 59833, USA
    Day 5 of the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival. This Classic Distance NRE is hosted by Grizzly Orienteering at Larry Creek Recreation Area.
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  • PNWOF Day 6: GrizO Soft Rock NRE Middle Distance
    PNWOF Day 6: GrizO Soft Rock NRE Middle Distance
    Fri, Jun 28
    Ravalli County
    Jun 28, 2024, 11:00 AM MDT
    Ravalli County, Soft Rock Rd, Montana 59828, USA
    Day 6 of the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival. This Middle Distance NRE is hosted by Grizzly Orienteering at Soft Rock Recreation Area.
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  • PNWOF Day 7: GrizO Lubrecht NRE Long Distance
    PNWOF Day 7: GrizO Lubrecht NRE Long Distance
    Sat, Jun 29
    Greenough
    Jun 29, 2024, 10:00 AM MDT
    Greenough, 38689 MT-200, Greenough, MT 59823, USA
    Day 7 of the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival. This Long Distance NRE is hosted by Grizzly Orienteering at Lubrecht Experimental Forest.
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  • PNWOF Day 8: GrizO NRE University of Montana Sprint
    PNWOF Day 8: GrizO NRE University of Montana Sprint
    Sun, Jun 30
    Missoula
    Jun 30, 2024, 9:00 AM MDT
    Missoula, 32 Campus Dr, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Day 8 of the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival. This Sprint Distance NRE is hosted by Grizzly Orienteering at the University of Montana campus.
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