January 28, 2019

Eagle Island State Park Classic Meet -- Saturday February 23

We've had fun at Eagle Island Halloween Vampire Orienteering Meets. Because they have been night meets we haven't had the opportunity to explore the farther parts of the park and see the closer parts in detail. This meet will feature an intermediate course to test your navigation in the more complex parts and an advanced course to test your speed and endurance to the far corners.  We will also have a beginner course suitable for folks who want to stay on the trails and get an introduction to orienteering.


Make sure you pay the $5 vehicle entry fee on the way into the park at the entrance kiosk. For a bargain the Idaho State Park Passport is only $10 for full year access to all 30 state parks. The park has generously allowed us use of the park without paying any event or shelter rental fee, in return, please pay the park entry fee if you do not have the Annual State Park pass. 

Access to the park is now from State Street.

If you are logged on to Google, you can find the start on this map:

When:  Saturday, February 23.  Starts from 9:00 - 11:00 AM.   
Course closes at 1:00 PM, so if you want more time you should come earlier in the window.
Format:  Classic:  approximately 6 km.
Format:  Classic:  approximately 3.5 km.
Format:  Classic:  approximately 2.5 km.


Single meet (day) dues: $10 per person/team, free for members 
  • Junior (up to 20 years old): $5 per person/team, free for members 
  • If more than one map is needed for a team, it is +$1 per map.
  • You may join CTOC for the full year which makes all local meets free!  See member info.
RSVP:  To minimize waste, please email me (jnm2870 AT cableone DOT net) with your count and maps needed by Thursday, February 21.    If you show up off the cuff, I will probably have a few blank maps to copy a course by hand.
  • Compass!
  • Waiver, prepared in advance especially if you are not a CTOC member.
  • A suitable pack with essentials and snacks as you usually need to prepare for a day hike in the woods.
  • Sufficient water for yourself.  
  • Sunscreen and/or hat.  This is very exposed terrain.
  • Gaitors are recommended for the intermediate and advanced courses.
  • Cell phone. 
Important notes:  
  1. Please carry out any waste.
  2. There are a few barbed wire fences around.  As always be alert to loose strands on the ground, and as always watch where you run and step. Hope to see you out navigating with us!
John Murray

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