Sunday, December 10, 2017
Saguaro Lake Directions
The Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club is hosting a day of orienteering fun on Sunday, December 10 in the Tonto National Forest just north-east of the Phoenix metropolitan area. To ensure everyone is sufficiently entertained, we're offering a 2-hour Score-O at our event site north of Saguaro Lake. Further details are found below. We hope you'll consider joining us for a great day of navigation fun.
The terrain is rolling hills with patches of rocky ground on mostly open grassland. The majority affords clear running, but watch for loose rock and the occasional cactus. There will be two water stations on the course and water will be available at the timer's table, but also plan to bring a water bottle or camelback to carry with you.
People of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. A free beginner's clinic will be available for new participants and those needing a refresher. You may start anytime after the course opens at 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Everyone, competitors and recreational participants alike, must be off the course and checked into the timer's table by 1:00 pm when the course closes.
Parental Consent Now Required
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|Last time to start the course||11:00|
|Course Closes||13:00 (1:00 PM)|
In order to promote pre-registration for our events, the Club has implemented a new pricing structure. Participants who pre-register for the event will benefit from our priority pricing. While on-site registration is still available, pricing for on-site registration is more expensive. In addition, we'll print some extra maps for each of our events, but we cannot guarantee a map for those who do not pre-register.
Mandatory for all.
Available for purchase for $1.00.
|Compass||Available for rent for $1.00.|
|Water bottles.||There will be some water on the course. However, you are strongly encouraged to bring your own water bottles or a camelback.|
|Sunscreen||There will be little or no shade on the course.|
|Sturdy hiking shoes and long pants||Recommended. You may encounter cactus, cat claw, and loose terrain.|
Follow this link for directions to the Saguaro Lake Event Site.