July 6, 2014

Bogus Basin Meet -- Sunday, July 13

No Longer the Sole Province of the Alpine Enthusiast—Bogus Orienteering Goes Nordic -- Sunday, July 13 – Alpine and Nordic Areas on an Expanded Map

Join us for our third orienteering adventure at Bogus Basin. This year's Bogus Basin Meet introduces new courses on a map that has expanded into the Nordic area. The newly mapped area west of the Nordic Lodge features many boulders and cliffs comprising interesting navigational challenges. Although the advanced and intermediate courses are relatively short in horizontal distance, the vertical will reward strong legs, stout hearts and astute route choices.

All three courses (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) begin at the Nordic Lodge. The finish will also be at the Nordic Lodge. The beginner's course will follow roads, but in a departure from previous events the controls will be off of the road. They will be easily accessible and within 10 meters of the road. It will be necessary for participants on the beginner's course to identify features like boulders and re-entrants on the map. If you are a beginner and unfamiliar with orienteering map symbols, the meet directors and experienced orienteers will gladly give you a brief explanation before you depart on your adventure.

If you plan to tackle either the intermediate or advanced course, be sure to bring gaiters or some other protection for your legs. Bogus Basin has brush. Full leg cover will prevent a lot of otherwise difficult to avoid scratches or worse. Also, because cut branches on the ground often make the footing unstable, you should bring sturdy shoes and good judgment about when to be cautious.
Who: Orienteers of all ages and abilities (beginners to advanced)

When: Sunday, July 13. Courses will be open for starts from 9 am – 11. Courses close at 1 pm. You may arrive within this window to try a course, as participants start separately a few minutes apart.

Finish and Parking Location: Nordic Lodge parking lot.  

Restrooms available at the Simplot Lodge and/or in the parking lot.
Format: Classic in 3 loops.
Entry fees: $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, a whistle and a cell phone. (Some compasses will be available to borrow)

Directors: John Murray/Jerry Stewart

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