Rim Top Trailhead
4-Hour Score-O

Saturday, September 17, 2022


Maps Tracks Photos
Score-O Livelox Photos


With summer temperatures in Phoenix still over 100F during the day, we had another nice break in the forest above 7000 feet surrounding Willow Springs Lake. The monsoon was fairly active this year, so the terrain included running streams, wet marshes, great views, and plenty of vegetation. We had a small group join us for this year's event. Five participants started early in the morning for the 4-hour Score-O. Three more joined us later for the two-hour event, but stayed out and enjoyed the scenery for more than the two-hour limit, so we put them into the 4-hour results.

Brian Durrell led the pack with 880 out of 1180 points. Ian Scott was only 10 points behind with 870 points. Erik Ringnes finished with 820. We had some equipment failures with two of the bags falling to the ground in heavy winds. Brian didn't find one of the controls, but others reported the bag was on the ground. While no one visited all the controls, Brian went out later and picked up the bags at the 5 points he didn't visit earlier. Kevin Adams also modified his planned route so he could pick up the most distant controls after 12:00.

The area around the Rim Top Trailhead is one of the nicest areas we use for orienteering. The middle part of the map is a little flat, but visiting the canyons on the edges of the map is more than worth the effort. We hope more people will consider joining us at a future event at Rim Top Trailhead.

Thanks to everyone who helped pick up bags after the event. With all 5 of the 4-hour participants helping, and with the help of Gary Hickey who drove down from Flagstaff just for bag pick-up, we were able to retrieve all the bags before 3:00 PM. We really appreciate your participation and your help after the event.


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: Brian Durrell, Erik Ringnes, Kevin Adams, Ian Scott, Anna Hoge, Gary Hickey
Tabulating Results: Ron Birks

Course Summaries

Total Points 1180
Number of Controls 25
Straight-Line Distance (km) 20
Climb (m) 415
Total Participants 8
Number of Minutes 240
Penalty Per Minute 10

4.0-Hour Score-O

Finish Name Size Category Total Points Penalty Final Points Num Controls Time M F TM TF TX Team Members
1 Brian Durrell 1 M 880 0 880 19 3:55:45 1
2 Ian Scott 1 M 870 0 870 19 3:54:00 2
3 Erik Ringnes 1 M 820 0 820 17 3:51:00 3
4 Kevin Adams 1 M 720 0 720 14 3:59:00 4
5 Anna Hoge 1 F 490 50 440 12 4:05:00 1
6 Pitched Forks 3 TF 160 0 160 5 2:25:00 1 Ashwini Pavgi, Yestina Ravouri, Jigeesha Upadhyaya