July 13, 2015

Announcing the Bogus Basin Meet- July 18

Join us for our fourth orienteering adventure at Bogus Basin. This year's Bogus Basin Meet introduces new courses on a map that has expanded beyond the Nordic area onto two boulder-filled ridges to the west.   Although the advanced and intermediate courses are relatively short in horizontal distance, the vertical will reward strong legs, stout hearts and astute route choices.

So that we can make a reasonable estimate for printing, please RSVP by Thursday to jnm2870@Cableone.net indicating your choice of an Advanced (6K), Intermediate(3.5K) or Beginner map(1.2K). It's OK if you are undecided. Just let us know which maps you are considering.  We will print a few extra maps because somebody will have an unexpected opportunity to participate, but when we run out, that's it.

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 and trails, but the controls will be off of the trail. 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 and steep slopes  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: Saturday, July 18. 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
  • Single meet (day) dues: $10 per person/team, free for members
  • Single Junior (up to 20 years old): $5 per person/team, free for members
  • If more than one map is needed for a team, a small additional fee may be needed depending on printing costs.

  • 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/Melanie Wright

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