December 9, 2013

New East Boise Orienteering Course - Riverstone Meet

New East Boise Orienteering Course!

On Saturday December 14 a new orienteering map for the East Boise area will be unveiled! Ben Brock, Outdoor Program Director at Riverstone International School, and one of his senior students, Alex Pusch have been mapping the area around Riverstone and the new map contains school grounds (Riverstone and East Junior High), the Idaho Parks and Rec properties, the Mill District residential area of Harris Ranch, and the open lands west along the Boise River to Eckert Bridge near Barber Park. While the mapped area is not particularly large at this point, it will serve as the core of a larger map that will eventually include the Spring Creek residential area of Harris Ranch and (hopefully) portions of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and the new Marianne Williams Park.

December Details:
Who: Orienteers of all ages and abilities (beginners to advanced).
Format: Classic for Beginner and Intermediate. To make the most of the currently mapped terrain, Advanced course will be a "Motala" or multi-loop format.
When: Saturday, December 14. Registration begins at 10:30 am and continues to 1 pm. Courses will be open for starts from 11 am – 1 pm. Courses close at 2 pm.
Where: Riverstone International School is located at 5521 Warm Springs Rd. Event Headquarters will be in the foyer of the Kennedy Gymnasium, (accessible via Lysted Road). Follow the orange and white orienteering markers.
Entry: $5.00 per map for non-members (individual or group). Free to members of the City of Trees Orienteering Club.

You may want to bring: a watch, a compass, a snack and a cell phone. (Some compasses will be available to borrow). Also note: with the recent snowfall and cold temperatures, good footwear will be very important.

Event coordination (including some mighty fine cookies!) is being provided by Ben Brock ( and Alex Pusch and students in the Riverstone Outdoor Leadership Program. We'll see you out East!

-- Ben Brock
Director, Outdoor Program
Outdoor PE Teacher, Middle Years Programme

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