Event Details For:
Orienteering Meet at Observatory (Nederland)
Saturday, June 17th, 2017
Meet Director: Doug Berling
Course Setter: Doug Berling
Course Vetter: Michael Rounds
E-Punch Coordinator: Volunteer Needed
Pre-Registration Deadline: 12:00 pm MDT on Thursday, June 15th, 2017
[List of Registered Runners]
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]
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.
Course Length Length (km) Climb (m) # of
Beginner White Very Short 1.9 Yellow Short 2.8 Intermediate Orange Medium 4.2 Advanced Green Medium 5.4 Red Long 6.7
Course Setter's Notes:
- Many campers are in the area. Be careful not to walk straight through any campsites. Other users include motorcyclists, mountain bikers, hikers, etc.
- Also, one moose was wandering along the White course trails while I was vetting control locations -– very large and much snorting as I attempted to move away from the area.
- We are using the new map from 2015 (by Mikell Platt), at 1:10,000 scale for all courses. Logged areas are mapped as rough open; medium green areas can be either thick forest or aspen.
- The trail and road network is very good. Boulders are only mapped if over one meter high. Private properties are located along the north and south areas of the map, so be careful not to cross into those properties (there are NOT always fences to mark those boundaries).
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.
- Local Weather Forecast: NOAA.gov
- Driving Directions:
Please park along the south side of the road near our registration area, rather than in the main parking lot (USFS permit requirement).
From Boulder: Take Canyon Boulevard / Highway 119 up to Nederland. As you drive through Nederland, you'll encounter a roundabout; go through the roundabout and take the road for Highway 119 / 72 South (Peak to Peak Highway). Continue south on 119 / 72 / Peak to Peak Highway for about two miles. Just as you approach Magnolia Road and the Sundance Café on your left, take a right onto the Forest Service Road (it may possibly be marked as "Haul Road"). Follow the orange-and-white "O" signs to the parking area.
From Golden: Take Highway 93 north to Highway 72 / Coal Creek Canyon Road. Take 72 / Coal Creek Canyon Road west to Highway 119 / Peak to Peak Highway. Go north on 119 / Peak to Peak for about a quarter of a mile. As you approach the Sundance Café on your right, turn left onto the Forest Service Road (it may possibly be marked as "Haul Road"; if you pass Magnolia Road, you've gone too far). Follow the orange-and-white "O" signs to the parking area.
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 00:51:16