May 30, 2011

Ponderosa State Park meet in McCall June 26

Dear Orienteering Sport Fans,

Our next regular meet is Sunday June 26 at Ponderosa State park in McCall, Idaho. Our usual choice of classic orienteering courses will be offered for beginners, intermediate, and advanced participans. Beginner course will be designed on easy side to foster enjoyment of outdoors while advanced course may offer very long and challenging routes to farthest corners of the park.

Starts will be from 11 am to 1 pm near park office. Please notice that there is entry fee to the park. You may extend the stay at the park arriving Saturday. Park has nice campgrounds and facilities with hot showers. Reservation is highly recommended as the park is very popular during summer season. After the meet you may take a dip in the lake and catch some sun on the beach. It is really enjoyable area!

Here is location of the park on Google Map (click on me).

For those interested in 2003 USA Relay Orienteering Championships held in the park and their results click on link (hint - there is also a link to a copy of the map used for the championship).

We hope to see you all at the meet enjoying outdoors and challenges of orienteering sport.

Your meet directors,
Masha and Sergey Velichko

May 11, 2011

2011 Rabbit O: a mini ROGAINE*

* Rugged Outdoor Group Activity Involving Navigation and Endurance

Mark the date: Sunday, May 22nd
Schedule of events:
9:15am - map distribution (to plan rogaine courses - be there or think fast!)
9:50am - group photo spread (document survivors)
10am - ROGAINE mass start
10am - 1pm classic O starts (beginner and intermediate courses available)
2pm - ROGAINE closes; start the Wapiti-Spaghetti fest

Bill has scattered control points in the Owyhees surrounding Rabbit Creek Ranch. Participants will have four hours to find as many as possible.

More leisurely, beginner and intermediate classic orienteering courses will be available for those electing not to do the mini-ROGAINE.

Email Russ with questions: rp1020 AT

The event will be followed up by the first annual Wapiti-Spaghetti fest, courtesy of Bill Leahy and Brad Lowe. Salad, garlic bread, iced tea and dessert will be provided. BYOB. Be sure to bring your appetite, lawn chair, and a designated driver. See you there!

Meet Directors Russ and Bill Pilcher

Directions to Murphy:
From Boise take 184 west to Nampa, exit #35. Turn left and proceed to 3rd Street S. (Caldwell Blvd.). Turn left on 3rd Street S. (Caldwell Blvd.) and proceed to 12th Ave. Follow 12th Ave. south and it becomes Hwy 45 as it leaves Nampa city limits. Follow Hwy 45 across the Snake River. Soon after crossing the river, bear to the left and it becomes Hwy 78. Follow Hwy 78 to milepost 29.

From Murphy to Rabbit O:
While traveling south on Hwy 78, immediately after passing the Murphy city limits sign, turn to the right on old Hwy 45, continue straight and it becomes Rabbit Creek Road. Follow Rabbit Creek Road a little over 4 miles to J&S Road where there is a lone mailbox on the left. Turn left on J&S Road (notice the road sign) and follow this road for approximately 1 1/2 miles to the house and sign in area.