Friday, May 14th l Red Oaks Orienteering Course
An adventurous group of survivors and co-survivors, most who had never orienteered before, were the first to participate in our inaugural “Navigating Along the Cancer Journey” orienteer outing at Red Oaks orienteering course in the Kettle Moraine State Forest last weekend as we successfully completing the course by locating all nine controls together!
Following this fun orienteering experience, we enjoyed some “Hiking Along the Cancer Journey” Day Hikes along the nearby Ice Age Trail and several spent the night at Backpack Shelter #5 that included another night-time hike, a campfire (and the always interesting “campfire talk”) followed by a pre-sunrise hike and a morning hike the next day!
Photo Above: First-time successful orienteers (L-R) John & Sue Zalewski, Maryellen Kloiber, Linda & Mike Ansay.
With the summer growth along with the upcoming arrival of a seasonal population of bugs and insects, orienteering is best suited as a spring and fall activity. But watch for some orienteering “exercises” in the months ahead that may prepare you for our some fall “Navigating Along the Cancer Journey” outings at Red Oaks as well as upcoming “Hiking Along the Cancer Journey” day hikes or backpack outings.View PDF