January 13, 2013

Hidden Springs -- Saturday, January 26

Please join us on Saturday, January 26th, for an orienteering meet in a format to fit the weather and footing. Because Hidden Springs' diverse terrain allows flexibility in course setting come snow, rain or shine Hidden Springs is especially suitable for a winter meet. If the trails are firm and snow does not render the hills hazardous, we will set courses including mountainous terrain. If the conditions don't favor travel in the hills, we will set an urban orienteering course. Check back here for an update on Friday, January 25.

Who: Orienteers of all ages and abilities (beginners to advanced)
When: January 26. Registration begins at 10:30am and continues to 1:00pm. Courses will be open for starts from 10 am – 12. Courses close at 2 pm. You may arrive within this window to try a course, as participants start separately a few minutes apart.
Start/Finish Location:
Hidden Springs Elementary School: Hidden Springs, Idaho 83714
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/5OpWT
Format: To be determined depending on conditions
Entry fees: $5.00 per map for non-members (individual or group). Free to members of the City of Trees Orienteering Club. Meet location: Hidden Springs Elementary School, in the parking lot near the northeast corner of the building.

Things to bring:
1. your trusty compass, or you may rent one from the club for a nominal fee.
2. a signed waiver, to save you some time signing up when you get there - but we will have blanks handy.
Cost: Our usual monthly meet fee for nonmembers: $5 per individual, or $7 for a group sharing a map. Or if you're a club member, it's included!

You can choose a course that's right for you. We will have a course for beginners who have never held a compass or thought about maps. This course is suitable for small children and strollers. We have a course for intermediates who want the navigational challenge of an advanced course without the longer test of endurance. And, as always, we will have a more challenging course for our experienced orienteers. Whether new to orienteering or an accomplished competitive navigator, there's a course for you.
See you on January 26th!

Directors: David Murray/John Murray

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