Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Cottonwood, AZ

Saturday, April 13, 2019: Beginner's Training, Sprints, Motala
Sunday, April 14, 2019: Beginner's Training, Sprints, Motala

[image:O flag] Pre-Registration (Deadline Thu, Apr 11, 11:59 PM)
[image:O flag] Safety Plan

Summary
Time Event(s) Location Directions Google Maps
Saturday, April 13, 2019
9:00 AM -
10:30 AM
Beginner's Clinic (Clinic Description) Dead Horse Ranch State Park Directions Placemark
9:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Sprints (Sprints Description) and
Mini-Motala (Motala Description)
Dead Horse Ranch State Park Directions Placemark
Sunday, April 14, 2019
9:00 AM -
10:30 AM
Beginner's Clinic (Clinic Description) Dead Horse Ranch State Park Directions Placemark
9:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Sprints (Sprints Description) and
Mini-Motala (Motala Description)
Dead Horse Ranch State Park Directions Placemark

Dead Horse Ranch State Park


Entrance Fee for Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Note: There is a $7 per vehicle entrance fee to enter Dead Horse Ranch State Park. The entrance fee is not included in the event registration fee. Each vehicle entering the park must pay the entrance fee. You can always save money by car-pooling.


Introduction

We're excited to offer two days of navigation fun at another new event site for the club. On Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, we move north to offer two days of sprint events at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. The park is located along the banks of the Verde River on the north side of Cottonwood, AZ. With abundant water and scenic mountain landscapes nearby, the park is filled with a variety of birds and mammals. Three lagoons inside the park offer visitors an opportunity for fishing. The orienteering terrain is mostly flat with minor undulations in the Verde River floodplain. We hope you'll take some time from your busy schedules to join us to explore this new area.

Pre-Registration

NOTE 1: Maps for the beginner's clinic and sprint events are limited. In order to ensure yourself a map, we strongly suggest you preregister for the event(s) you would like to do.

Click [image:O flag] here to pre-register. Deadline: Thu, April 11 at 11:59 PM.

Directions to Dead Horse Ranch State Park are found [image:O flag] here .


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.


Fees

Standard club fees apply to the Sprints and Motala at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. The Beginner's Clinic is Free. Click here to open a page with more information about our club fees. The fee schedule is also repeated at the bottom of this webpage.

Schedule:

Saturday, April 13, 2019
08:30 AM Check-in/registration for both the beginner's clinic and the sprint events
Location: [image:O flag] Dead Horse Ranch State Park
09:00 AM Beginner's Training Begins
Sprint Courses Open.
10:30 AM Beginner's Training Ends
11:00 AM Last Time to Start a Sprint Course
12:00 PM Sprint Courses Close. Participants must complete any of the sprint courses by this time. We will start picking up bags at this time.
Sunday, April 14, 2019
08:30 AM Check-in/registration for both the beginner's clinic and the sprint events
Location: [image:O flag] Dead Horse Ranch State Park
09:00 AM Beginner's Training Begins
Sprint Courses Open.
10:30 AM Beginner's Training Ends
11:00 AM Last Time to Start a Sprint Course
12:00 PM Sprint Courses Close. Participants must complete any of the sprint courses by this time. We will start picking up bags at this time.

Details:

Beginning Orienteering Training

Details for our beginner's training courses are found here.

Sprints and Motala

Details for the Sprint events are found here.

Details for the Motala are found here.


What to bring:

Whistle Participants at orienteering events are required to carry a whistle. Since orienteering involves navigating off-trail, participants can sometimes travel to areas that are rarely visited by other users of the area. The whistle is a safety precaution which allows orienteering participants to signal their presence to others in case of an emergency.
Compass We prefer participants to bring their own compass. This will allow them to learn techniques during the training, then practice the techniques further on practice courses and at home. Suggested compass models include the Suunto A-30 and the Silva 360 Explorer. We will provide compasses to those who are not able to bring their own.
Sun screen. Even though we are starting fairly early in the morning, we suggest you use sunscreen.
Water There will be water at the start/finish . You may also want to bring your own water bottles or a camelback.
Sturdy hiking shoes and
Long pants
The training and sprint courses involve hiking off trail, sometimes in areas with thick brush.

Directions

Follow [image:O flag] this link for directions to Dead Horse Ranch State Park.


Fees