orienteering

The Whidbey Woods Checkpoint Run

August 13, 2018

Coming October 20, 2018. Have you tried nav racing? Navigation racing, that is. The Whidbey Woods Checkpoint Run is a great way to get to know this new form of trail running/orienteering on scenic Whidbey Island, just a ferry’s ride north of Seattle. They offer an introductory session prior to the race where they’ll explain […]

Search and Rescue Survival Guide Series

July 10, 2017

Designed by experts for professionals, but a valuable resource for everyone. The National Association for Search and Rescue has teamed up with the folks at Waterford Press to bring to you the Search and Rescue Survival Guide Series. These pocket size guides, Basic Navigation for Search and Rescue and Survival and Essential Knots for Search […]

Shenandoah Epic Adventure Race

February 23, 2016

Coming April 16, 2016. Not just any adventure race but an epic one! The Shenandoah Epic Adventure Race is a 26 hour undertaking that can be done solo or in a team of 2 or 4. It involves about 40-60 miles of mountain biking, about 28 miles of canoeing and 20-50 miles of trekking through […]

Trimble Outdoors Navigator App

November 18, 2014

Don’t get lost again! Download the Trimble Outdoors Navigator App, and you have free (yes, free!) GPS navigation and mapping for your next outdoor TrailblazerGirl adventure. Compatible with both Android and iOS phones, this app uses the GPS built into your phone and works in remote areas even when you don’t have a cellular or […]

Fitletic Quench Retractable Hydration Belt

March 24, 2014

Amazingly solves so many problems… designed for hikers and walkers and comfortably carries 2 bottles, up to 48 ounces, the Quench Retractable Hydration Belt by Fitletic also includes pockets for your phone, id and credit cards. It’s even ergonomically designed with silicone grippers to sit low on your hips to minimize bounce while you’re moving […]

LEKI Micro Vario Ladies Carbon

February 28, 2014

Last year we featured the titanium Micro Vario by our friends at LEKI’s, and we thought that it was a perfect piece of gear for exploring. But they’ve just come out with a new women’s¬†trekking pole – the Micro Vario Ladies Carbon, and it’s even better! It has the same great features – compact, strong, […]

Red Rock Adventure Challenge

November 12, 2013

Coming November 17, 2013. Grab your smartest, compass-savvy TrailblazerGirl-friends and sign up for the Red Rock Adventure Challenge! Teams of 1 to 5 people search for up to 26 checkpoints within Red Rock Canyon State Park. This park is 25 miles northeast of Mojave, California and has amazing rock formations and scenic desert cliffs. Using […]

North American Orienteering Championships

September 14, 2012

Coming October 18-21, 2012. Orienteering used to be just a fun day in the woods, but now it’s become a competitive sport. Participants find their way to checkpoints across what can be unfamiliar terrain with the aid of a map and compass as fast as possible. And if you want to take it to the […]