Have you heard of Orienteering?

ESPN via Sharon Crawford


As a Girl Scout, Sharon Crawford never left a trail. It was always safety first.

Then she took up orienteering.

With a map in one hand and a compass in the other, for decades Crawford has cut her own routes over hills, marshes and through thick woods. She loves getting her feet wet and muddy.

"To do that now is just so fun," she says. "Wading through streams and crossing and doing all these things, jumping down little cliffs."

Crawford, 73, is a lot of things: former Ironman triathlete; retired software engineer; resident of Frisco, Colorado; hiker, skier and mountain climber. But at the top of the list is orienteer. Since giving it a try in 1974, it has been her primary passion.

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