U-Set-It on the Mogollon Rim September 20 & 21, 2008

Meet Director: Peg Davis
Course Setter: You

This is a multi-event weekend with something for everyone at an elevation guaranteed to bring respite from the last of the summer’s heat. Potato Patch is our site on the Mogollon Rim at 7500 feet elevation. Ponderosa pine country: friendly vegetation and good going on the ground with the opportunity to see elk on the playing field. This site is our prettiest for camping: it’s free and on the map, but without water or facilities.

 

We begin the weekend by each going out Saturday morning on a quadrant of the map to hang a few controls at your skill level. At noon, we’ll put all the controls on the master map and design courses at different levels. At 2 PM, we’ll go out on those classics courses. At 7 PM, night-O courses will open.

Sunday morning will feature a Score-O/Scavenger-O at 9 AM. For the first hour, this will be a regular score-O format. Find and punch any controls you like in any order. From 10-11 AM, the same controls become fair game. Retrieve the control, bring it back to the start and get even more points. Of course, no one would consider untying a control before 10 AM. It is kosher to stand by a control and wait for the clock to turn to 10:00, then retrieve. Point values for each control will be listed at the start.

Not too confident about hanging controls by yourself? Come anyway. I’ll find you a mentor to go out with and your orienteering skills will rocket upward.

There will be no water on the courses. (There is also no water at the site.) Bring some way to carry your own water while on the course. Also needed: a watch for the Score-O and a light for the Night-O. Nights will be quite cool, so pack accordingly. Rain is unlikely.

Can’t stay for all the events? Then come for some.

This will be a lovely weekend to relax and hang out with your orienteering friends from around Arizona and the Southwest. Get to know us!

Because there will be no copy machine nearby, you will need to preregister by Wednesday the 17th for this event or risk not having a map. To preregister, just send an email saying you’ll be there to Peg: pegdavis at u dot arizona dot edu

Volunteers will be needed for course design Saturday, control retrieval Sunday, and setting out road signs during the day on Friday. No volunteers, no signs. Contact pegdavis at u dot arizona dot edu to help.

Save gas and driving by car pooling. Let me know and I'll look for someone with your schedule: pegdavis at u dot arizona dot edu

Fees for the weekend: Members: $12/individual, $18/team for members of any recognized orienteering club. $25/individual, $35/team for nonmembers. (This is a good month to become a member.) 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: From Phoenix, take Highway 87 to Payson, then Highway 260 east about 30 miles to the top of the Mogollon Rim. Continue on Highway 260 about 7.5 miles to FR 99 north (milepost 289 ½), then about 4 miles to FR 170 west and north, following it about 7 miles to camping at 1/3 mile past Ram tank, on the right. Passenger cars have historically had no problems passing along these roads.

Schedule:

Saturday, September 20

8:30am - 9:30 AM Registration opens. Choose your map quadrant and name the course level of the controls you’ll be hanging (white, yellow, orange, green, red).

12 noon Deadline for returning with control locations marked on your map

2:00pm Classic courses open.

5:30 pm Classic courses close. Check-In: To insure that all are safe, everyone, whether finished with the course or not, must check in formally at Start/Finish.

7 pm Night-O courses open.

8:30 pm Night-O courses close. Check-In: To insure that all are safe, everyone, whether finished with the course or not, must check in formally at Start/Finish.

Sunday, September 21

9 AM Score-O begins.

10 AM Score-O becomes Scavenger-O.

11 AM Scavenger-O closes. Return to start with controls you have collected by this time. To insure that all are safe, everyone, whether finished with the course or not, must check in formally at Start/Finish.

11:30 Control retrieval for any unscavenged controls.

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

Newcomers: Go directly to Registration Saturday morning. Ask for instructions and introductory information. This month, the beginners' clinic will consist of walking the map with an expert orienteer during control hanging.

PREREGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 17TH.