Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Swedish view of orienteering in the U.S. in 1972Alternativet posted a PDF of the Swedish O' magazine Skogssport from 1972. I took a quick look and was surprised to see an article about orienteering in the U.S.
The author is the "famous Swedish orienteering racer" Gunnar Ohlund. Gunnar and Goran Ohlund had been in the U.S. making maps. The article focuses on mapping at the Philmont scout ranch. Gunnar notes that, "by making orienteering maps and teaching scouts and leaders to orienteer, the sport could spread over the entire U.S."
The article also covers the always popular issues of bears (Gunnar and Goran saw plenty of them) and rattle snakes (they didn't see any).
It is cool to look at the old magazine.
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