Lowell Observatory: Night-O
Saturday, June 15, 2019


Maps Tracks Photos
Night-O Livelox


We discovered that it's really busy at Lowell Observatory on Saturday nights in the summer. The parking and overflow parking lots were full to capacity with visitors enjoying the nighttime activities at the Observatory. We highly encourage you to visit this unique and educational National Historic Landmark. The Lowell Observatory grounds are just about the right size for a two-hour Night-O. We hope you'll join us for future events.

We had nine participants in our first ever Night-O at the Observatory. While most signed up as individual participants, separate groups formed during the event. The temperature was almost perfect for a run around our 7.5 km course. Amber and Sophie of team FDB cleared the course and snuck in with a minute to spare under the two-hour time limit. Kevin and Marc joined forces during the event and visited all but one of the controls with 15 minutes to spare. They could have easily bagged the last control but the threat of encountering a wayward moose or bear must have scared them to finish early. The pairing of Darcy and Kristen finished 10-minutes after the two-hour limit. They weren't the least bit concerned as they used the extra time to practice finding more controls.

Thanks for joining us at our Lowell Observatory events. We hope we'll see you again soon.


Course Setters: Ron Birks
Meet Directors: Ron Birks
Bag Hangers: Ron Birks
Water Station Setup: N/A
Equipment Hauling: Ron Birks
Setup/Tear-down: Ron Birks
Registration Table: Ron Birks
Timing Table: Ron Birks
Beginners Clinic: N/A
Control Retrieval: Todd Park
Tabulating Results: Ron Birks

Night-O Summary

Course Statistics  
Total Points 370
Number of Controls 18
Straight-Line Distance (km) 7.54
Climb (m) 208
Total Participants 9
Number of Minutes 120
Penalty Per Minute 10

Night-O Results

Finish Name Total Points Penalty Final Points Num Controls Time Category M F TM TF TX Team Members
1 FDB 370 0 370 18 TF 1 Amber Tinstman, Sophie Naughton
2 Kevin Adams 350 0 350 17 M 1
3 Marc Largie 350 0 350 17 M 1
4 Todd Park 260 0 260 12 M 3
5 Dan Yamashiro 230 0 230 11 M 4
6 Brad Poe 210 0 210 11 M 5
7 Kristen Peers 170 110 60 8 F 1
8 Darcy Barnes 170 110 60 8 F 1