Hawes Trailhead

Lower Salt River
Tonto National Forest

2-Hour Sunrise Score-O

Sunday, May 26, 2024

[image:O flag] Pre-Register
(Pre-registration deadline: Thu, May 23, 11:59 PM)
[image:O flag] Directions
[image:O flag] Google Map Placemark
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Summary: Sunday, May 26, 2024: Hawes Trailhead
Time Event Location
Sunday, 5:00 AM Check-in/Registration Opens, Course Opens Hawes Trailhead
Sunday, 7:30 AM Last Time to Start the Course Hawes Trailhead
Sunday, 9:30 AM Course Closes Hawes Trailhead


We're excited to offer another new event on our calendar. On Sunday, May 26, we're presenting a 2-hour Sunrise Score-O at a new location: the Hawes Trailhead, just half a mile east of the Granite Reef Recreation Area on the Lower Salt River. You might notice that because of the heat, we typically stop offering events in the Phoenix area in April. This year, we're trying something new. In order to beat the heat, we'll be setup and ready to go at 5:00 AM. Sunrise is at 5:23 AM. The last time to start the course is 7:30 AM, and the course closes at 9:30 AM.

If you've lived in Phoenix for any time, you know that summer heat can be oppressive. But, you also know that you can avoid some of the heat by avoiding the outdoors during the middle of the day. In mid-May, temperatures at sunrise are in the low 70's. By 9:00 AM, the temperature rises to the low 80's. We're offering a morning of orienteering fun in May by finishing before the temperature gets too hot later in the day.

If the "sunrise" orienteering concept works, we'll consider offering more orienteering events in the Phoenix area in the late spring/early summer. We hope you'll consider joining us at the Hawes Trailhead.

Pre-Registration and Fees

Pre-regisration for the event at the Hawes Trailhead is handled through this pre-registration link.
(Pre-registration deadline: Thu, May 23, 11:59 PM)

Note 1: Pre-registration/Pre-pay is required. Our permit does not allow us to take money on-site. The event fee pays for the map printing fee and insurance for the event.

Fees: Orienteering Club Member price (pre-register): $5/person. Non-Member Price (pre-register): $10/person.

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.

What to Bring:

Whistle Mandatory for all.
Compass Please bring your own compass. We may have some extras laying around, but our extras may have annoying bubbles in the compass fluid.
Water bottles. We will not provide water on the course. We strongly encourage you to bring your own water bottles or a camelback.
Sunscreen The area is mostly open desert. There is no shade on the course. Please bring sunscreen. You'll be exposed to the sun for up to 2 hours.
Sturdy hiking shoes and long pants Recommended. You may encounter cactus, cat claw, and loose terrain.