The orienteering venue slopes downward from Reddington Road toward Bellota Ranch and the Chimney Rock which gives the area its name. Most of the terrain is covered with grass and navigating through it is fairly easy although there is a lot of rock as well.  The road to the meet site is in rough condition this year, so carpooling is recommended if you don't have a high clearance vehicle.

White, Yellow, Orange, Red and Green courses will be available.

Large Groups:  If you are planning to bring a large group of more than five people, please let the course setter, Larry Pedersen 570-690-6638, know so that we can reserve enough maps for you.

Youth Groups: All participants under 18 must provide a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.  If your group plans to bring a minor without their parent/guardian, then please download a copy of the Waiver and Permission to Participate form from our Documents, Guides, and Forms page [look for it under the "For Orienteers" section] and have it completed and signed by a parent/guardian before you bring it with you to the event.  For more details, see our article about the waiver form for minors.

Directions:  NOTE: Reddington Road is in terrible shape and to reach the meet site you will need to have a high clearance vehicle. A Subaru can make it but lower clearance vehicles will probably not get across some of the ditches.  Follow Tanque Verde Road east out of Tucson. The name changes to Reddington Road, and then the pavement changes to graded dirt. Road is very, very rough. Continue past the end of the pavement 7.2 miles (about 30 minutes if you drive slowly). Watch for orienteering signs. Parking and registration are on the left.

Parking: Plenty of parking in the ‘staging area which is the start area.

Fees:

  • All courses - members of any recognized orienteering club: $8/individual, $12/team.
  • Nonmembers: $12/individual, $18/team.
  • Compasses rent for $1.
  • Safety whistles sell for $1.  Every person, all courses, all meets is required to carry some type of safety whistle.

Friend-For-Free: Members may invite one guest for free to this event.  For details and restrictions, click here.

Schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m.  Beginners clinic start.
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Registration.
  • 9:00 a.m.  Courses open.
  • 12:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Route choice reviews.
  • 1:00 p.m.  Courses close.  Everyone must be back by then.  Begin control retrieval (orienteering practice).

Check-In: To insure that all are safe, everyone, whether finished with the course or not, must check in formally at Start/Finish before courses close and before leaving the meet site.

Newcomers: Go directly to Registration.  Ask for instructions and introductory information.  To attend the free beginners’ clinic, arrive between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Route Choice Reviews: Orienteers love to talk about alternate routes and their advantages and disadvantages.  If you would like to discuss your choices after you do the course, there will be advanced orienteers near the Start/Finish area who would enjoy going over your route with you.