Orienteering at Mormon Lake

Coconino National Forest, Southeast of Flagstaff

Friday, July 13, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018

[image:O flag] Mormon Lake Directions
[image:O flag] Pre-Register (Deadline: Thursday, July 12 at 11:59 PM)
[image:O flag] Google Maps Placemark



Introduction

We're excited to open a new location for navigation fun in the cool forest southeast of Flagstaff. On Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, we're offering a number of events from our start/finish location next to the Mormon Lake Lodge. We start the weekend with a free beginner's clinic Friday evening, July 13, starting at 6:00 PM. On Saturday, we kick off the morning with a 5-hour adventure race. For those looking for a more reasonable challenge, Saturday's events also include a free beginner's clinic, a beginner's practice course, a 2-hour Score-O, and a Bike-O.

We hope you'll consider joining us at our new event site near Mormon Lake.


Lodging

The Mormon Lake Lodge has a number of opportunities for overnight stays including cabins, RV sites, and camp sites. Please contact the Mormon Lake Lodge at 928-354-2227 or visit their website at www.mormonlakelodge.com for more information.


Summary

Date/Time Event(s) Additional Details
Friday, July 13
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Free Beginner's Clinic and Practice Course (Clinic Description) Clinic Details
Saturday, July 14
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Adventure Race (Adventure Race Description) Race Details
Saturday, July 14
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Free Beginner's Clinic and Practice Course (Clinic Description) Clinic Details
Saturday, July 14
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2-Hour Score-O (Score-O Description)
Start between 9:00 AM and 11:00. 2-Hour time limit. Must finish by 1:00 PM.
Score-O Details
Saturday, July 14
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bike-O (Bike-O Description)
Start anytime after 9:00. Take as much time as necessary up to course closure at 1:00 PM.
Bike-O Details


Parental Consent:

Parental Consent Now Required (Click here for more information)
All participants under age 18 are now required to have a signed parental consent form on file with the club. You can complete the form before the event and either scan it and send it to us by e-mail or bring it with you to the event.



Pre-Registration

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.

Pre-Registration
Pre-Registration is open until Thursday, July 12 at 11:59 PM. After the pre-registration closes, you can still try your luck and register on-site. We will have pre-printed maps for everyone who pre-registers. We cannot guarantee a map for those who register on-site.

Click [image:O flag] here to pre-register.
Click here to see our fee table.



What to Bring:

The list below is the minimum recommended for participation in the Score-O. The Adventure Race has a special list of gear needed to complete the race. For more details, see the writeups for the Score-O, Adventure Race, and Bike-O events.
  • Whistle (Mandatory for all. Available for purchase for $1)
  • Compass (Mandatory for all. Available for rent for $1)
  • Water. There will be water at the start/finish . We will also have one or two water stations on the course. However, you are strongly encouraged to bring your own water bottles or a camelback.
  • Sun screen. There is little or no shade on the course.
  • Sturdy hiking shoes and long pants are recommended. You may encounter cactus, cat claw, and loose terrain, especially on the Score-O.


Friday Beginner's Clinic and Practice Course

Friday 13 July 2018, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
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To help those new to navigating with a map and a compass, especially those who plan to participate in Saturday morning's adventure race, we decided to present a free beginner's clinic on Friday evening.

Schedule:

5:30 PM Registration/check-in opens
6:00 PM Clinic begins.
After the clinic Self-directed practice course.
  • [image:O flag] Pre-register . Pre-registration deadline Thursday, July 12 at 11:59 PM.


Saturday Beginner's Clinic and Practice Course

Saturday 14 July 2018, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
[image:O flag] Directions

To help those new to navigating with a map and a compass, we'll present a free beginner's clinic on Saturday morning. The clinic will start at 9:00 AM. After the clinic, participants are welcome to practice on a short course.

Schedule:

8:30 AM Registration/check-in opens
9:00 AM Clinic begins.
After the clinic Self-directed practice course.
  • [image:O flag] Pre-register . Pre-registration deadline Thursday, July 12 at 11:59 PM.


2-Hour Score-O

In a Score-O format participants try to locate as many controls marked on their map as possible within the given time limit. The time limit for our Mormon Lake event is 2 hours. Individuals of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. For beginners, we'll be sure to set plenty of easier-to-find controls close to the start/finish location. We want to give you an experience that helps improve your navigation skills. For our experienced orienteers, we'll find ways to challenge your navigation skills with more difficult destinations. Controls are worth different points based on distance from the start/finish location and the difficulty of the navigation.

(Click here for general information concerning the Score-O event.)

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. The penalty for arriving after the 2-hour limit (or after 1:00 PM) is 10 points per minute.

Schedule: 2-Hour Score-O

8:30 Score-O Registration Begins
9:00 AM Score-O Course Opens
11:00 AM Last time to start the Score-O course.
1:00 PM Course closes.
1:30 PM Participants Marked as "DNF" for Arrival After This Time


Classic Bike-O

For our mountain biking friends, we're offering a Classic point-to-point Bike-O course. The course will take participants through the cool pine forest in the Mormon Lake area. To make things a little more interesting, we'll include some single-track and double-track routes into the surrounding hills. Don't worry, the course won't include anything too technical.

Participants are allowed to take whatever time they need to complete the course up to the time the course closes (1:00 PM). We suggest you start as close as possible to 9:00 AM to make sure you can finish. We'll include a long course and short course to make sure everyone has an opportunity to finish in time.

Click here for general information concerning the club's Bike-O events.

Schedule: Bike-O

8:30 AM Bike-O Registration Starts
9:00 AM Course Opens
11:00 AM Last time to start the course.
1:00 PM Course closes.
1:30 PM Participants Marked as "DNF" for Arrival After This Time


5-Hour Adventure Race

For those of you who need a little more excitement, Saturday's events will include a 5-hour adventure race. During the adventure race, participants start the day by using a UTM tool to plot a number of points on a map then visiting the plotted points on foot. The Trek section of the race should take 40 minutes to one hour to complete.

Next, participants plot points on a second map then travel to the points by bike. During the bike portion of the race, the controls are not located directly on roads or trails but are instead found on prominent features within 200 meters of the bikeable path. The bike section of the race will take stronger riders less than two hours to complete. We may throw a twist or two into the bike section of the adventure race to make things interesting.

Finally, participants will try to visit as many controls as possible on the same map used for the Score-O. For this section of the adventure race, the scoring is not the same as for the Score-O. For the Score-O section of the adventure race, each control is worth 1 point. Participants should simply try to visit as many controls as possible before the 1:00 PM deadline.

Please remember that we will apply a 1-point penalty for each 5-minutes you arrive after the 1:00 PM deadline. If you arrive up to 1:04:59 PM, we'll deduct one point. Arriving up to 1:09:59 PM will reduce your score by two-points, and so on. We will mark you as DNF if you arrive after 1:30 PM.

Click here for general information concerning the club's Adventure Race events.

Schedule: Adventure Race

7:00 AM Transition Area Opens, Registration Begins
7:45 AM Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting
8:00 AM Mass Start
1:00 PM Race finishes. (Penalties apply for arriving after 1:00.)
1:30 PM Participants Marked as "DNF" for Arrival After This Time


Directions

[image:O flag] Mormon Lake directions.


Fees