Event Details For:
"Wild Goat" Orienteering Meet at Dell Gulch (Buffalo Creek)
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
Meet Director: N / A
Course Setter: Jim Baker
Course Vetter: N / A
E-Punch Coordinators: Jim Baker & Doug Berling
Pre-Registration Deadline: 10:00 pm MDT on Thursday, June 21st, 2018
[List of Registered Runners]
General Information: This event will take place on a brand-new map created by Jim Baker.
All maps will be 1:10,000 scale with 5-meter contours, printed on letter-size paper.
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: Note that this event will have a special schedule.
9:00 am to 9:40 am Registration. 9:40 am Basic beginner instruction. 10:00 am Mass start for all Goat runners (three-hour time limit). 10:00 am to 10:20 am Interval starts for White, Yellow & Brown participants. 1:00 pm All courses close at 1:00 pm. (We'll start picking up controls at 1:00 pm. Out of consideration for the meet volunteers, please check in and download at the Finish no later than 1:00 pm even if you haven't completed your course.)
Volunteers: Please add your name to the Volunteer Sign-up List if you can help at the meet. If you volunteer, you can still run a course. The following roles need to be filled: Setup, Registration, Beginner Instruction, Starts, E-Punch Timing, and Control Pick-Up.
Courses: This meet will offer a long-distance "goat" course for intermediate & advanced orienteers, as well as three standard orienteering courses -- White and Yellow (for beginners), and Brown (short distance / advanced navigation).
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 Details (updated 6/20/2018):
Course Length Length (km) Climb (m) # of
Beginner White Very Short 1.9 40 6 Yellow Short 2.4 70 8 Advanced Brown Short 2.8 100 8 Goat Loop 1 Medium 4.1 145 9 Goat Loop 2 Medium 3.4 90 7 Goat Loop 3 Medium 4.7 165 9
The White course is on trails and forest roads in a loop from the Start / Finish.
The Yellow course stays near trails, forest roads and the powerline, but has controls both on and just off these linear features.
The Brown course has technical navigation in nice forest.
The Goat course will be comprised of three loops which must be completed in order. You are allowed to skip one control of your choice on each loop. Complete one, two, or all three loops for an official finisher memento. Three-hour time limit.
The maps for the second and third loops will be at the last control (same last control for all three loops). If you want to continue on to the next loop, simply take a map for the next loop (in order) and begin the next loop starting from there. (It will be shown as the start, as well as the last control, for the second and third loops.) Only come to the Finish if you're finishing, or if you're retiring from the course.
Solid intermediate orienteers should be able to navigate the Goat course using around-routes on trails, the powerline, and clearings, and then attacking in. Expert orienteers will generally go straight and experience more technical navigation, but also with some route choice.
Remember that you can skip one control of your choice on each Goat loop (but all other controls must still be taken in order). Since the last control will have the maps for the next loop, don't skip that control unless you're finishing.
Beginner Instruction: Basic Beginner Instruction will take place at 9:40 am in the vicinity of the Registration table. When you check in, let a volunteer know that you would like Beginner Instruction.
- Our standard meet fees will apply for White, Yellow & Brown participants (see table below).
- "Goat" runners will pay an extra $2 on top of standard event fees (see 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 White, Yellow & Brown $11.00 "Goat" course $13.00 Non-Member Junior (under 21) White, Yellow & Brown $11.00 "Goat" course $13.00 Adult (21 and over) White & Yellow (Beginner) $11.00 Brown (Advanced) $15.00 "Goat" course $17.00 E-Punch Discount (if you have your own -- where to buy) – $3.00 Extra Maps (for teams) White, Yellow & Brown $3.00 Packet of "Goat" Maps $5.00 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 USFS Parking Fee (cash only / exact change required) $7.00
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).
Photo of the Dell Gulch area, courtesy of Jim Baker:
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- Driving Directions:
Each vehicle is required to pay a $7 parking fee at the post (cash only, exact change required).
- From US 285 in the town of Pine: Take Jefferson County Road 126 south for 13.6 miles, passing through the towns of Pine and Buffalo Creek. Turn right on Forest Road 550, and then turn immediately right again into the parking area.
- From Woodland Park: Take Colorado 67 north for 23.5 miles to Deckers. Go north over the bridge onto Jefferson County Road 126 and proceed 11.3 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 550, and then turn immediately right into 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: 2018-10-21 18:05:36