Event Details For:

Night-O & Standard Orienteering Meet at Buena Vista
Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 - Sunday, June 4th, 2023

Course Setter: Craig Murray
Course Vetter: Steve Willman
E-Punch Coordinator: Doug Berling
Meet Equipment: Doug Berling

Attention! Pre-Registration Deadline: 11:59 pm MDT on Thursday, June 1st, 2023


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  • Pre-Registration: Pre-registration is required. Use the form at the bottom of this page. The pre-registration deadline is 11:59 pm on Thursday, June 1st.

    RMOC Members Only: Expedite meet check-in with a year-long waiver for 2023. [Details]

  • Schedule:

    Saturday, June 3rd -- Night-O:

    7:30 pm to 8:30 pmRegistration.
    8:45 pm to 9:30 pmInterval starts will begin at 8:45 pm (or, as soon as it gets dark).
    11:30 pmThe courses will close at 11:30 pm. You must return to the Finish and download no later than 11:30 pm, even if you haven't finished your course.

    Sunday, June 4th -- Standard Orienteering Meet:

    9:15 amBasic Beginner Instruction will be offered at 9:15 am in the vicinity of the Registration table.
    9:30 am to 11:00 amRegistration 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 pmAll 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.)

  • Beginner Instruction:

    Saturday, June 3rd -- Night-O:

    • The Night-O is appropriate for Intermediate and Advanced orienteers only. Beginner Instruction will not be available on Saturday night.

    Sunday, June 4th -- Standard Orienteering Meet:

    • Beginners are very welcome to attend the standard orienteering meet on Sunday. Beginner Instruction will take place at 9:15 am in the vicinity of the Registration table.

  • Event Fees: Our "NEW-FOR-2023" meet fees will apply for each day. Please refer to the table below.

    We accept cash and checks payable to "RMOC". We do not accept credit cards, PayPal, or Venmo.

    New Volunteer Incentive Program: Anyone who signs up and completes a volunteer shift will receive a voucher for free entry to use at this meet or a future event. (One voucher will be awarded per person per meet.) [Volunteer Sign-up Sheet]

    Status Juniors
    (age 20 and younger)
    Adults
    (age 21 and older)
    RMOC Member $10.00 $15.00
    Non-Member $10.00 $20.00
    Other Items
    Extra Maps (for teams) $5.00
    Extra Courses (same person doing multiple courses on the same day) $5.00
    E-Punch rental, compass rental, safety whistle FREE

    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).

  • Courses:

    All maps will be 1:10,000 scale.

    Saturday, June 3rd -- Night-O:

    • The Night-O will have two course options suitable for Intermediate and Advanced orienteers only. You may participate in the Night-O as an Individual or as a Team.

      • Short (Intermediate) -- 4.1 km, 130 m climb

      • Long (Advanced) -- 5.8 km, 210 m climb

    Attention. Remember to carry a safety whistle and a back-up light source for the Night-O (batteries, spare flashlight, spare headlamp, etc.). Also, be prepared for cold weather.

    Sunday, June 4th -- Standard Orienteering Meet:

    • The Beginner course (Yellow) will be suitable for beginners of all ages -- kids, adults, families, etc.

    • You can complete any of the courses as an Individual or as a Team. (Teams of just two or three work better than large teams.)

    • You are free to try multiple courses (for an extra $5 per course), as long as you finish by the course closure time (1:00 pm).

    • Technical
      Difficulty
      Length Course Length (km) Climb (m)
      Beginner Short Yellow 2.5 90
      Intermediate Medium Orange 4.2 165
      Advanced Medium Green 5.6 225
      Long Red 7.2 300

  • Lodging & Eating:

    Most participants will camp (for FREE) at our Start / Finish area. We'll have a porta-potty but there's no running water or other campground amenities.

    Formal Campgrounds:

    • There's a KOA campground at the junction of Highway 24 and Highway 285 in Buena Vista. [Link]

    • There are several campgrounds north and south of Buena Vista in the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. 'Railroad Bridge' and 'Ruby Mountain' appear to be the closest. [Link] [Map]

    • There are some campgrounds in the San Isabel National Forest near the towns of Buena Vista, Nathrop, and Salida. [Link]

    Motels: There are motels available in the towns of Buena Vista and Salida. Buena Vista is closer to our event site, but Salida has more restaurants and a nice downtown area.

    Dispersed Camping: You can camp for free anywhere in the vicinity of Buena Vista in the Pike / San Isabel National Forest, although toilets and other amenities aren't available.

    Restaurants: Buena Vista has several excellent restaurants for lunch/dinner on Friday or Saturday, including House Rock Kitchen (sandwiches, burritos, hamburgers, soups, and bowls), the Asian Palate (sushi and Asian fusion), Simple Eatery (located in the Trailhead outdoor shop serving pasta, soup, salad, and sandwiches), and the Eddyline Brewery (pizza, salad, and sandwiches). We are up to five or six food trailers, as well. For the steak and potato crowd, there is Quincy's and the new Pa Paw Billy's BBQ Restaurant (where the Branding Iron used to be).
    -- Amy Varble, BV Resident, from 2019

  • Local Weather Forecast: Weather Underground
  • Driving Directions:
    • Starting from Johnson Village (south of Buena Vista): Go east on Highway 24 / 285 for 5.4 miles to County Road 315. Turn left (north) onto 315. (CR 315 is really hard to see from that direction even though there is a sign just before the intersection. It comes up quick just after a sharp curve.) Continue on CR 315 for about 3 miles to the parking area. Go right at the one junction which is just before the parking area. Parking is on the left. (Allow about 30 minutes drive time from Buena Vista.)

    • Starting from Hartsel / Lake George: Go west on Highway 24 to the junction with Highway 285. Continue on Highway 285 for approximately eight miles, to County Road 305. Turn right (north) onto CR 305. Continue on Road 305; at the top of the hill just after a hairpin turn, turn left onto Lenhardy Cutoff and then left again onto CR 315. Parking is on the right. (Allow at least an hour to get from Lake George to the parking area.)

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Pre-Registration Form

Online 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.


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