Meet Director: Peg Davis
Course Setter: Wolfsong

Event type: 3 or 6 hour score-o, night-o Saturday; 2 or 4 hour score-o Sunday


Come join us at 9000 feet for a cool time in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona for our June event! 

Similar to our event two years ago, we will use an unconventional but interesting variation of an orienteering map, that is, an aerial photo with contour lines superimposed on it. While this format takes a few minutes to adjust to, it's a wealth of information in an invigorating new format. This is the same highly acclaimed terrain we used for the World Rogaine Champs in 2004 with meadows and conifer forest, only the details are different. 

Plan on three events for your orienteering enjoyment. On Saturday, we'll have a long Score-O with 3- and 6- hour options. Maps will be handed out 30 minutes before out 10:00 mass start. Then in the evening, four days before the full moon, we'll have a Night-O, beginning about 8:00 p.m. Finally, on Sunday we'll have a shorter Score-O with 2- and 4-hour options with maps handed out 30 minutes before the 8:30 mass start.

Be sure to bring a watch so you will know when to be back to avoid massive overtime penalty points. You'll also want a flashlight for the Night-O.

 

You may wish to bring a telescope to this site, which is free of city light pollution. Now is a good time for viewing Saturn and Jupiter, in addition to the moon. 

 

This is typical Arizona camping: no water or toilets provided. We will be about 25 miles from town. Bring your cool weather clothes for evening, since we'll be camped at nearly 9000 feet elevation. (In late May, lows were below freezing, highs of 80.) Days should be t-shirt warm if the sun cooperates, as is the norm this time of year. Please pre-register for this event.  

 

You are not guaranteed a map if you have not preregistered. Call or e-mail Meet Director Peg Davis by June 11 so we'll know how many maps to make. Just let her know which events you plan to attend. This will also be a way for us to get in touch with you in the unlikely event that a forest fire closure occurs. Peg can be reached at 520-628-8985 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She is also arranging carpools. This will make your travels more affordable!

 

Fees: Members: $10/one day, $15/two days, $3 for night-O; Nonmembers: double the member rate. (It’s cheaper to become
a member and pay the member rate if you attend more than one event.) Register individually for the events even if you
wish to run as a 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.


Directions:We will be camped a few miles away from Big Lake. MapQuest indicates the best route from Tucson is to go
up by way of AZ 77/US 60 to Springerville/Eagar. From Eagar, take AZ 260 west about 3 miles to AZ 261, then south 19+
miles to the Big Lake turnoff. The road is paved this far. Do NOT turn in at Big Lake. Continue south/east on FR 249
(gravel road) approximately 2-1/3 miles (estimated by using a map wheel), turning left (opposite a large meadow) onto a
vehicle track and follow signs about one mile to camping.

Schedule:
Saturday Score-O
9:00 a.m. Registration opens. Beginners’ clinic starts.
9:30 a.m. Maps handed out.
10:00 a.m. Courses open; mass start.
1:00 p.m. Three-hour entrants must be in.
4:00 p.m. Six-hour entrants must be in.
Courses close.
Saturday Night-O
7:45 p.m. Registration.
8:00 p.m. Courses open.
Sunday Score-O
8:00 a.m. Hand out maps.
8:30 a.m. Mass start. 
10:30 a.m. Two-hour entrants must be in.
12:30 p.m. Four-hour entrants must be in.
12:30 p.m. Courses close. Begin control retrieval—good orienteering practice, lots of help always needed. Volunteer before noon with the meet director.

 

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

Newcomers: Go directly to Registration. Ask for instructions and introductory information. To attend the beginners' clinic, arrive between 8:45am and 9:00am

 

Route Choice Reviews: As the courses close an advanced orienteer will be available near the Start/Finish area to discuss route choices with returning route choices with returning participants.