Event Details For:
Orienteering Meet at Camp Tahosa (Ward)
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Meet Director: Doug Berling
Course Setter: Michael Rounds
Course Vetter: Yves Nager
E-Punch Coordinator: Doug Berling
Pre-Registration Deadline: 8:00 pm MDT on Thursday, September 7th, 2017
[List of Registered Runners]
Update: Please note that the date for this event has been changed from 9/23/2017 to 9/9/2017.
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 standard 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.
We'll be using a new map created by Yves Nager, at 1:10,000 scale for all courses.
Course Length Length (km) Climb (m) # of
Beginner White Very Short 2.3 40 8 Yellow Short 2.7 60 10 Intermediate Orange Medium 4.3 120 13 Advanced Brown Short 4.8 170 15 Green Medium 6.2 250 17 Red Long 9.7 390 21
Course Setter's Notes from Michael Rounds:
Welcome to Tahosa, with some of the most unique terrain in Colorado. Parts of this map are the typical ridge and reentrant found on most of the RMOC maps. But Tahosa also includes glaciated terrain more often found in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Due to the forest service permits issued before Tahosa was added to the schedule, we can only use about half of what Yves has mapped, so only the advanced courses (Brown, Green, and Red) will have a chance to experience this mind boggling terrain.
The part of the map we are using is the Boy Scout property and a few other private property parcels we have secured permission to use. Please take care to be a good neighbor so we can continue to use this private property. We hope to be able to include the Forest Service land in our next permit application to expand our use of this area.
The northwest quarter of this map suffered a forest fire back in 1988, some areas are rough open, and others have 8'-10' evergreens providing very limited visibility. The southwest portion of the map is the glaciated area, with lots of natural depressions, ponds, and marsh areas. The camp itself has a very extensive trail network and is mostly enclosed by fencing.
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: Weather Underground
- Driving Directions: Take CO 119 (Canyon Blvd.) west from Boulder to Nederland. Take CO 72 north for 14 miles to County Road 96. Turn left and go 0.2 miles. Follow signs to parking.
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 00:53:14