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posted Jan 6, 2017, 3:47 PM by Admin EMPO   [ updated Jan 6, 2017, 3:49 PM ]

Issues of the magazine Orienteering/North America from 1984-1999 (the "Berman years" *) are now scanned and available online. Find copies you can browse and search here:

*Larry and Sara Mae Berman from CSU published O/NA turned over publishing the magazine tomDonna and Steve Fluegel in 1999.

Renew your membership for 2017

posted Nov 14, 2016, 8:10 PM by Admin EMPO

EMPO membership is on a calendar year basis. Find the Membership Form here.

Moreau Lake S.P. / Club Champs results posted

posted Nov 14, 2016, 8:05 PM by Admin EMPO

Thank you to everyone who came out to Moreau Lake State Park on a sunny, mild (for November!) day. Congratulations to the 2016 club champions! Competition was tight in a few categories, but sparse in others. No matter, the battle was real.

Find Results | Champions

EMPO Scout Event canceled

posted Nov 4, 2016, 9:32 PM by Gabor Bobok

as no scout groups registered by the Friday deadline.

Peebles Island meet results

posted Oct 30, 2016, 4:20 PM by Gabor Bobok

Ideas for clubs and club events

posted Jul 22, 2016, 12:02 PM by Janet Tryson

People on Attackpoint have been brainstorming ideas for clubs to reach out to future orienteers. ;-)

Maybe a club member who hasn't hosted an event yet could pick one of these and follow through on it.

Niskayuna Parks results are posted; club meeting overview

posted Jun 27, 2016, 1:36 PM by Janet Tryson

Our annual club meeting was held; minutes will be posted on the Annual Meeting page (eventually). Among other topics was how we might spend some of the the Pine Ridge meet income.

One major change is that Janet Tryson has retired after 21 years as EMPO Treasurer (not a tedious or arduous job) and we've elected Cynthia Johnson of Berne as the new treasurer. Best of luck, Cynthia! Also important to note is that Glen Tryson is no longer the meet equipment manager; we've split equipment storage into three locations:
  • Phil Hawkes-Teeter will manage the local meet equipment as well as SI equipment
  • Bruce Beesley will store the National Meet equipment until needed (including some registrar equipment)
  • Will Kennerly will manage the String O equipment. If you are planning to attend a local event and will bring young children, ask will if he would bring this equipment and set up a String O course.

For now, Janet and Gabor will continue to share EMPO webmaster tasks, so if you see anything needing corrections or updates, please let one of us know via empire.orienteering at If anyone else has an interest in taking over please let one of us, or one of the officers, know of your interest.

Results for Tawasentha are posted; info about club meeting

posted Jun 5, 2016, 8:41 PM by Janet Tryson

Find the results here.

Be sure to read about the annual club meeting and election of officers. The Treasurer position is being vacated this year and we need to elect someone new to this important position.

Vischer Ferry results

posted May 26, 2016, 8:23 PM by Janet Tryson

The write-up and results for the Vischer Ferry event on May 14, 2016, part of the Clifton Park Open Space initiative and directed by Eric Hamilton, are posted. CN Weekly wrote an article about the weekend and led off with a story about the orienteering portion of the initiative. Both are linked from the Results page.

Meet notes for Vischer Ferry, May 14, 2016

posted May 11, 2016, 2:13 PM by Janet Tryson

This weekend's orienteering at Vischer Ferry Preserve is a part of the the Town of Clifton Park's Open Space Celebrations.  The white course will be free to all in exchange for the Town printing the maps.  Regular local meet pricing for other courses ($5 members/$10 non-members of EMPO).  Register anytime between 10 and 12 noon at the Main entrance to the preserve, at the intersection of Riverview Road and Van Vranken Road.

Due to the nature of the Preserve there will not be a long advanced course.

White (beginner) - 2.3 km with 6 controls
Orange (intermediate skill level) - 3.4 km w/ 8 controls
Brown (advanced-short) will be about 5 km
Green (advanced-medium) 6+ km

I have set it up so we will use classic cardboard punch cards, and control description sheet on the back edge of the respective maps.

Although the water levels appear to be high in the preserve, the level in the Mohawk is low for this time in the navigation season.  [I don't understand why.]  Depressions that are usually dry have water in them and you might make a route decision to favor avoiding a low spot(s).  Things may dry out as the week progresses.  Vegetation is just starting to come out, but the sunlight may accelerate development this week.

If you would like to participate in some of the other Open Space events, see document attached below.  If you finish early enough, you are certainly welcome at the Grooms Tavern celebrations and any other event.  I will have information on the Mohawk Towpath Byway (which in Clifton Park is Riverview Road).

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