|Central New York Orienteering|
Ski-O & Mini Snowgaine using UsynligO
Highland Forest Park, Fabius, NY
Three courses have been posted on the Usynligo events page - a pair (Short and Long) of point-to-point Ski-O format courses and a Random (score format) event similar to CNYO's ever popular Snowgaines.
There are no physical markers at each control location but verifying your position can be done by using the free UsynligO app from your smart-phone's GPS (they are presently working on a 'watch' version).
Download the app ( https://usynligo.no/ ) to your phone, read the directions on how to set it up (very short and easy), print out a map, then go to the start triangle at Highland's Skyline main trail-head (after paying the appropriate trail fees) and press "start". You should hear a chime to indicate that it's working. Put the phone in your pocket and head off to your first control choice. When you get within range of the control location you will hear another chime, you have arrived! No need to do anything else, leave your phone in your pocket and set off to the next control. Need help finding your way? There is even a help screen in the app that will help you once you are on the course.
It's worth a look at the demo video that is posted on the UsynligO website:
Directions: Take I-81 to Exit 14 (Tully, NY). Follow Route 80 east for 10 miles, passing through Fabius, to the park entrance on the right.