Event Details For:
Orienteering Meet at Camp Alexander (Lake George)
Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Meet Director: Amy Varble
Course Setter: Dennis Carney
Course Vetter: N / A
E-Punch Coordinator: Doug Berling
Pre-Registration Deadline: 10:00 pm MDT on Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Pre-Registration: Pre-registration is required for this meet. Use the form at the bottom of this page. (Note: Large groups have a special pre-registration process; send an email to the webmaster for details.)
New for RMOC Members: Expedite meet check-in with a year-long waiver. [Details]
Schedule: We'll follow our stanard Saturday schedule.
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Registration and starts. (You can register and start at any time during this window. Start early if you want to try multiple courses, or if you expect to take a long time on your course.) 1:00 pm Basic Beginner Instruction will be offered at 1:00 pm in the vicinity of the Registration table. 4:00 pm All courses close at 4:00 pm. (We'll start picking up controls at 4:00 pm. Out of consideration for the meet volunteers, please check in and download at the Finish no later than 4:00 pm even if you haven't completed your course.)
Courses: This meet will offer standard Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced courses. You can find an explanation of the orienteering course color scheme at our FAQs page.
The Beginner courses (White and Yellow) will be suitable for Beginners of all ages -- kids, adults, families, etc.
Tentative Course Details:
Course Length Length (km) Climb (m) # of
Beginner White Very Short 1.9 10 Yellow Short 2.6 9 Intermediate Orange Medium 5.3 12 Advanced Green Medium 4.5 13 Red Long 6.1 14
Course Setter's Notes:
- Map is 1:10000, 5m contours.
- Water will be available on the Orange, Green, and Red courses. The White and Yellow courses pass near the start area partway through, so participants can stop and get water if necessary.
- There are a number of downed fences marked on the map; these are barbed wire fences that are anywhere from sort of there for a ways, to wire strewn along the ground, to nothing left. Be very careful to pay attention in these areas!
Beginner Instruction: Basic Beginner Instruction will take place at 1:00 pm in the vicinity of the Registration table. When you check in, let a volunteer know that you would like Beginner Instruction.
Event Fees: Our standard meet fees will apply. Please refer to the table below.
- We accept cash and checks payable to "RMOC".
- School groups can use our "Request for Invoice" form to be billed after the meet.
Status Age Course Type RMOC Meet
RMOC Member All Ages All Courses $11.00 Non-Member Junior (under 21) All Courses $11.00 Adult (21 and over) Beginner (White & Yellow) $11.00 Intermediate & Advanced $15.00 E-Punch Discount (if you have your own -- where to buy) – $3.00 Extra Maps (for teams) $3.00 Extra Courses (same person doing multiple courses on the same day) $5.00 Compass Rental (collateral required -- car keys, driver's license, etc.) $1.00 Safety Whistle Purchase $1.00
Note: Teams only pay one registration fee per team (plus the cost of any extra maps they want; one map is included in the team registration fee).
Volunteers: Please contact RMOC President Doug Berling if you can volunteer at this meet: email. If you volunteer, you can still run a course. The following roles need to be filled:
- Registration Table;
- Beginner Instruction;
- E-Punch Timing; and
- Control Pick-Up.
Entrance Fee / Canyon Access: You should not have to pay an entrance fee if you tell the Eleven-Mile State Park attendant that you're going to Camp Alexander. This free access is for Camp Alexander only and not a free pass to enter the valley to explore. When you depart Camp Alexander, you must leave the canyon or pay the entrance fee, or State Park fines may be enforced.
- Local Weather Forecast: National Weather Service
- Driving Directions:
From Colorado Springs, take Highway 24 west to the town of Lake George. Entering the town of Lake George, take the first left onto County Road 96. (Look for Starky's General Store and turn south just before the store. If you cross the river, you've gone too far.) Follow County Road 96 for about one mile to the 11-Mile Canyon entrance. Turn right into 11-Mile Canyon and proceed to the ranger station. Tell the gate attendant that you're heading to Camp Alexander, and the park entry fee should be waived. Follow 11-Mile Canyon for about two miles past Riverside Campground (watch for oncoming traffic!). Look for the camp entrance on the left.
Note: The camp's postal address won't work with Google Maps or GPS units as it is not a true physical address. You can use the town of Lake George as a reference point and then follow the directions above.
Pre-Registration FormOnline pre-registration has closed, but you can still participate. Please register when you arrive at the meet. You may have to draw your course on a blank map.
Current date and time: 2017-11-20 00:50:58