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Final orienteering meet of the season embraces darkness

Orienteers navigate in the dark during the final meet of the season at the Wolf Creek Campground. Since the meet was in the dark, different checkpoints were used to be visible by headlamp light.

Daytime orienteering wasn’t tricky enough for Yukon orienteers. At Friday’s season finale meet, courses were set to be challenged under the cover of darkness.

Using special night orienteering controls – PVC pipe coated in reflective tape – meet organizer Dave Hildes created four courses for participants at Wolf Creek Campground.

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An orienteer checks their map during the final meet of the season at the Wolf Creek Campground. Since the meet was in the dark, different checkpoints were used to be visible by headlamp light.

An orienteer checks their map during the final meet of the season at the Wolf Creek Campground. Since the meet was in the dark, different checkpoints were used to be visible by headlamp light.

An orienteer approaches a flag during the final meet of the season at the Wolf Creek Campground. Since the meet was in the dark, different checkpoints were used to be visible by headlamp light.

An orienteer approaches a flag during the final meet of the season at the Wolf Creek Campground. Since the meet was in the dark, different checkpoints were used to be visible by headlamp light.

Rowena TK checks her map during the final meet of the season at the Wolf Creek Campground. Since the meet was in the dark, different checkpoints were used to be visible by headlamp light.

Rowena TK checks her map during the final meet of the season at the Wolf Creek Campground. Since the meet was in the dark, different checkpoints were used to be visible by headlamp light.

Orienteers navigate in the dark during the final meet of the season at the Wolf Creek Campground. Since the meet was in the dark, different checkpoints were used to be visible by headlamp light.

Orienteers navigate in the dark during the final meet of the season at the Wolf Creek Campground. Since the meet was in the dark, different checkpoints were used to be visible by headlamp light.

Orienteers navigate in the dark during the final meet of the season at the Wolf Creek Campground. Since the meet was in the dark, different checkpoints were used to be visible by headlamp light.

Orienteers navigate in the dark during the final meet of the season at the Wolf Creek Campground. Since the meet was in the dark, different checkpoints were used to be visible by headlamp light.

Sabine Schweiger and Dave TK load results during the final meet of the season at the Wolf Creek Campground. Since the meet was in the dark, different checkpoints were used to be visible by headlamp light.

Sabine Schweiger and Dave TK load results during the final meet of the season at the Wolf Creek Campground. Since the meet was in the dark, different checkpoints were used to be visible by headlamp light.

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