April 20, 2011

Up, up, and up to Stewart

I'd like to cordially invite experienced and budding orienteers alike to our first meet of the year with some hefty topography to work your legs and mind. In reviewing the courses last weekend, our map is basically free of mud and eminently runnable without being hot yet. Several new trails have appeared since our last visit here, and some old ones closed, and the map includes a few updates.

For those of you eagerly anticipating the Rabbit Creek mini-Rogaine next month, rest assured this is a perfect warm-up for the hills and dales of that fabled map!

Day: Saturday, April 23rd
Time: Starts from 11am-12:30pm, course closes at 2pm.
Map: Stewart Gulch, EAST side
Courses: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced (8k!) Classic courses
Cost: $5, or free to club members
Bring: compass, water, sun protection, good trail shoes for running or hiking, and a signed waiver.

Shorts or pants are your preference. The cheatgrass hasn't gone to seed yet, but there is plenty of the sagebrush to run around. Keep your eyes out for barbed wire as there is no lack of it in this area; I was entangled myself in preparing this meet.

You can join the club at any time, of course, and your dues are prorated for the remainder of the year. Dues support our club and especially the maintenance and creation of new maps. See the Membership section to the right.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Jeff Black (and John Murray as co-director)

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