Orienteering in Your Own Backyard
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Orienteering in Your Own Backyard

This event is part of a training series for CROC members.

Orienteering in Your Own Backyard

  • Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • 9:00 a.m. Instructions
  • Course closes at 11:00

Improving your orienteering skills often means getting in a lot more practice. Sometimes this isn't possible with busy schedules and other things that get in the way. When there isn't a CROC event scheduled or you can't attend, wouldn't it be great to still have an opportunity to train on a map closer to home?

OpenOrienteeringMap is a free, easy online tool for creating street orienteering maps without needing to download anything fancy. With this tool you have the ability to create maps of your neighborhood, around your workplace, or anywhere you can imagine. While not a replacement for the skill and hard work that goes into capturing the detail of an actual orienteering map, this does allow you the opportunity to practice looking at a map and follow a course, all on your own time.

Give it a try yourself! http://oomap.co.uk/

This training will have two parts:

  1. We will be running a short urban sprint training event using a map created by the OpenOrienteeringMap program so you can see the capabilities and limitations firsthand,
  2. You will receive a brief "tip sheet" explaining how to create your own maps for future use, and ideas on how to try it yourself. 

Location: We will meet on the South Waterfront at Elizabeth Caruthers Park.

3508 SW Moody Avenue, Portland 97239

 

Time:  Earlier than usual to avoid Saturday car traffic:    9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

Please RSVP to Abra McNair (abrastarmcnair at gmail.com) to ensure you have a map and the meeting spot.

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Mt Bike Orienteering, Growlers Gulch
Jun
10
9:15 AM09:15

Mt Bike Orienteering, Growlers Gulch

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Note - Attendance at this event is by pre-registration only.

June 10 is the 2nd annual CROC Mountain Bike Orienteering event at Growlers Gulch. At this year's event, participants have 90 minutes to find as many control points as possible in any order you like (aka Score-O). Be sure you get back within the time limit, or otherwise you lose points!

Come out and have a good time with friends and challenge your brain a little.  It's all about the adventure!

Mountain bikes are recommended and helmets are required.

 


Times

  • Check-in - 9:15 am.  Sign a waiver, collect your e-stick, and install a map board on your bike.  
  • Instructions - 10:15 am.  Please be present so you know what you're doing.  
  • Map Handout - 10:30 am.  Maps will be distributed.  Start planning your route so you can get as many controls possible in 90 minutes.
  • Mass Start - 10:45 am.  Let the fun begin!  Don't forget to look up, trails are two-way - please yield to uphill traffic.  
  • Finish Time Deadline - 12:15 pm.  Make sure you cross the finish line by this time.  Every minute you are late, you lose a point.  Did you get all the controls before 12:15 pm?  Great!  Make sure you book it back to the finish line and record your time, time is a tie breaker!
  • Hang Out - Bring some snacks and beverages, hang out, tell stories, and compare routes.

 

Pre-registration required so we know how many maps to print.  This event is free of charge.  Directions will be emailed to you when you register. 

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???, REGISTER NOW!!! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rqH9dijlfSPVi7W69Mb71y4gxmFZ7TZJWraP-GcgN4A

 

And for further questions, please email Sue - hikeabike@gmail.com

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Milo McIver State Park
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Milo McIver State Park

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EVENT OVERVIEW

Come out and enjoy orienteering on the varied terrain of this large riverside park. McIver State Park is a 1,680-acre park with many miles of trails winding along the Clackamas River, near Estacada, OR. The park is very accessible, yet large enough to give participants a feeling of "getting out there." There is a nice mix of paved paths, open fields, and wooded areas. The terrain is both flat and hilly. 

If this is your first time orienteering, welcome! Free beginner clinics are offered as needed at this event to teach you everything you need to know..

Electronic scoring (e-punch) will be used on all courses.  Learn more about e-punch here.

 

 

Intermediate Skills Workshop - Distance and Direction: Counting Paces and Setting Bearings

Intermediate skills workshops are for people who want to up their skills beyond the Experienced Beginner level. Meet at the registration area at 10:00; no additional fee for the workshop. After the workshop you will have time to do your course of choice.

Link up the map to the terrain by learning how to figure what distance on the map means how far on the ground. Then we’ll learn to set and follow bearings to go off the path to get directly to our goal.

 

COURSES

  • White: Beginner (about 2 Km, 8-10 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
  • Yellow: Beginner/ Intermediate ((about 3 Km, 10-12 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
  • Orange: Intermediate (about 4 Km, 12-14 controls, some off-trail, mostly on-trail navigation)
  • Green: Advanced (about 6-7 Km, 20+ controls, mostly off-trail navigation)

 

TIMES

  • Intermediate skills workshop 10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
  •  Instruction Clinics 11:00 am - 1:00 pm as needed
  •  Course starts 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  •  Courses close 2:30 pm

All teams must check out through the course finish gate before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes. Courses: One course of your own design.

 

Registration and other costs

Note: If you join CROC as a new member at this event, ($20 individual, $25 family/group annual membership), your event fee is FREE! Ask about this at meet registration. 

These fees do not include any extra daily use fee charged by the park. You must pay these separately. Oregon State Parks charges $5 for day use, $30 for a 12 month pass and $50 for a 24 month pass. 

Payment is by cash or check only; credit/debit cards are not accepted.

Fees for this event are:

  • $7 - individual
  • +$5 - any additional persons in your group
  • +$5 - not an orienteering club member
  • +$5 - epunch rental
  • Scout or youth groups - $10 per team

Become a CROC member   -   Buy your own epunch

 

VOLUNTEERS

All CROC orienteering events are put on by volunteers, and the meet director can almost always used some extra hands. Please keep in mind:

  •  No prior experience is needed for many of the tasks
  • You can help out AND still run your course of choice
  • Your entry fee is FREE if you help out with a meet!  

Typical ways to assist are:  helping with starts and finishes, checking in folks at registration, and picking up control flags after the course closes.
Please contact the meet director at the email address on the bottom of this page if you'd like to volunteer at this event. For more details, see the Get Involved pages.

 

RESULTS

The team time will be posted to the Events & Results page a few days after the event.

 

CONTACT:

Meet director: Alison Crocker

 

Map and Directions to Event

  1. From Portland City Center, go to Clackamas on I-205.
  2. Take Hwy 224 east to Estacada.
  3. At the east end of town, take a right onto Hwy 221, Woodburn-Estacada Hwy.  (This will be a bridge over the Clackamas River.)
  4. In 1 mile, turn right onto S Hayden Road.
  5. In 1.2 miles, turn right onto S Springwater Road.
  6. In 0.7 miles turn right onto S Entrance Road to the park.

Latitude longitude coordinates of event:  45.2994, -122.3837

Copy and paste these latitude longitude coordinates (in decimal degree format) into Google maps or your smart phone to get a map and driving directions to the event.

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Lacamas Lake Park
Jul
7
10:30 AM10:30

Lacamas Lake Park

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Event Overview

Lacamas Park is a large wooded area near Camas, WA. The area features a complex network of canyons and spurs, with a beautiful series of waterfalls, cascades and potholes; some open rocky places, and an extensive trail network. The sound of rushing water can be heard throughout the park, and you may encounter a deer or two.

If this is your first time orienteering, welcome! Free beginner clinics are offered as needed at this event to teach you everything you need to know..

Electronic scoring (e-punch) will be used on all courses.  Learn more about e-punch here.

 

Intermediate Skills Workshop - Matching Map to Terrain   

In this workshop participants will practice matching contour lines, linear features and symbols on the map to the hills, vegetation boundaries and buildings on the ground. There will be three exercises done in groups, pairs or singly.

Intermediate skills workshops are for people who want to up their skills beyond the Experienced Beginner level. Meet at the registration area at 10:00; no additional fee for the workshop. After the workshop you will have time to do your course of choice.

 

Times

  • Intermediate skills workshop 10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Beginner clinics 10:45 am - 12:00 noon as needed
  • Intermediate workshop: Contours - 10:00 to 10:45 am
  • Course starts anytime between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • ALL COURSES CLOSE at 3:00 pm

All teams must check out through the course finish before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.

 

Courses

  • White:  Beginner (about 2 Km, 8-10 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
  • Yellow:  Beginner / Intermediate (about 3 Km, 10-12 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
  • Orange:  Intermediate (about 4 Km, 12-14 controls, some off-trail, mostly on-trail navigation)
  • Green:  Advanced (about 5 to 6 Km, 15-20 controls, mostly off trail navigation)

For the advanced courses, wearing long pants or running tights is highly recommended.

 

Volunteers

All CROC orienteering events are put on by volunteers, and the meet director can almost always used some extra hands. Please keep in mind:

  • No prior experience is needed for many of the tasks
  • You can help out AND still run your course of choice
  • Your entry fee is FREE if you help out with a meet!  

Typical ways to assist are: helping with starts and finishes, checking in folks at registration, and picking up control flags after the course closes.
Please contact the meet director at the email address on the bottom of this page if you'd like to volunteer at this event. For more details, see the Volunteer pages.

 

Results

Results are posted to the Events & Results web page a few days after the event.

 

Registration and other costs

Note: If you join CROC as a new member at this event, ($20 individual, $25 family/group annual membership), your event fee is FREE! Ask about this at event registration. All participants must register and sign the liability waiver before entering the course. 

Payment is by cash or check only; credit/debit cards are not accepted.

Fees for this event are:

  • $7 - individual
  • +$5 - any additional persons in your group
  • +$5 - not an orienteering club member
  • +$5 - epunch rental
  • Scout or youth groups - $10 per team

Become a CROC member   -   Buy your own epunch

There is no entry charge for using the park.

 

Contact

Meet director: Sue Grandjean

 

Location

The park area is north of Camas, WA; east of Washington SR 500/SE Everett Rd. Drive over the bridge between Round Lake and Lacamas Lake and turn right on 35th Ave, then left into the gravel parking lot. See map below.

Latitude longitude coordinates of event: 45.6055, -122.4058

Copy and paste these latitude longitude coordinates (in decimal degree format) into Google maps or your smart phone to get a map and driving directions to the event.

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Starts for Sprints/Races
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Starts for Sprints/Races

Starts for Sprints/Races

  • Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Woodlawn Park in NE Portland
  • Starts: 10:00-11:00 am, course closes 11:30 am

The CROC member training series offers an opportunity to practice and improve orienteering skills and learn with others. Each event will focus on particular orienteering aspects. The training series is for club members only. There is no cost for members for these informal events. 

 

In this training Starts for Sprints/Races, you will get several maps, each with a start triangle and just a couple controls. Your goal will be to turn over the map, locate the start triangle, orient yourself, and start towards the first control as fast as possible. There will be several different maps to try, and each map will be short, so you'll get lots of practice with starts!

 

This training can be done at any running speed - the faster you want to run, the faster you'll have to figure out where you are on the map and which way to go.

 

The location will be at Woodlawn Park in NE Portland. Contact Dan Grabski by July 12 for the exact location and to reserve a map for the training.    

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Willamette Mission State Park
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Willamette Mission State Park

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Event Overview

Willamette Mission Park is a 1,680-acre state park with many miles of running trails winding along the Willamette River, backwater sloughs, and agricultural fields. The park is very accessible, yet large enough to give participants a feeling of "getting out there." There is a nice mix of paved paths, open farm fields, and wooded "thickets" to explore. The terrain is flat and looks open, but most of the orienteering route choices will include trails due to blackberry thickets or other dense vegetation or cultivated land which may or may not be planted. The advanced course will be designed with the challenge of multiple route choices for most legs, and will be a little longer than typical due to the flat terrain.

Due to enthusiastic stinging nettles in parts of the course, wearing long pants or running tights is highly recommended.

If this is your first time orienteering, welcome! Free beginner clinics are offered as needed at this event to teach you everything you need to know..

Electronic scoring (e-punch) will be used on all courses.  Learn more about e-punch here.

 

Intermediate Skills Workshop

Intermediate skills workshops are for people who want to up their skills beyond the Experienced Beginner level. Meet at the registration area at 10:00; no additional fee for the workshop. Topic TBA.

 

Times

  • Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Beginner clinics 10:45 am - 12:00 noon as needed
  • Intermediate workshop: Route Choice 10:00 to 10:45 am
  • Course starts for individuals and teams anytime between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • All courses close 3:00 pm

All teams must check out through the course finish before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.

 

Courses

  • White:  Beginner (about 2 Km, 8-10 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
  • Yellow:  Beginner / Intermediate (about 3 Km, 10-12 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
  • Orange:  Intermediate (about 4 Km, 12-14 controls, some off-trail, mostly on-trail navigation)
  • Green:  Advanced (about 5 to 6 Km, 15-20 controls, mostly off trail navigation)

Each participant or team receives a course map and a control description sheet.

 

Volunteers

All CROC orienteering events are put on by volunteers, and the meet director can almost always used some extra hands. Please keep in mind:

  • No prior experience is needed for many of the tasks
  • You can help out AND still run your course of choice

Typical ways to assist are:  helping with starts and finishes, checking in folks at registration, and picking up control flags after the course closes.
Please contact the meet director at the email address on the bottom of this page if you'd like to volunteer at this event. For more details, see the Volunteer pages.

 

Results

Results are posted to the Events & Results web page a few days after the event.

 

Registration and other costs

Note: If you join CROC as a new member at this event, ($20 individual, $25 family/group annual membership), your event fee is FREE! Ask about this at meet registration. 

These fees do not include any extra daily use fee charged by the park. You must pay these separately. Oregon State Parks charges $5 for day use, $30 for a 12 month pass and $50 for a 24 month pass. 

Payment is by cash or check only; credit/debit cards are not accepted.

Fees for this event are:

  • $7 - individual
  • +$5 - any additional persons in your group
  • +$5 - not an orienteering club member
  • +$5 - epunch rental
  • Scout or youth groups - $10 per team

Become a CROC member   -   Buy your own epunch

 

Contact

Meet director: Brian Hauck

 

Location

The park area is about 10 miles north of Salem OR.

LATITUDE LONGITUDE COORDINATES OF EVENT: 45.0797, -123.0307

Copy and paste these latitude longitude coordinates (in decimal degree format) into Google maps or your smart phone to get a map and driving directions to the event.

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Bend Ice Caves Navigation Race (3 & 6 hour)
Sep
16
8:30 AM08:30

Bend Ice Caves Navigation Race (3 & 6 hour)

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Quick info

  • Date: Sunday Sept 16 2018
  • Location: Bend Ice Caves, near Bend OR
  • Courses: 3 and 6 hour 
  • Event director: Pat Gottsacker

 

Event summary

Details for this event are still being finalized, and are subject to change as well as subject to permit approval from the US Forest Service.

Join us as CROC returns to the Boyd ice caves area, about 20 minutes from beautiful Bend Oregon.

The terrain is fairly flat, with generally open ponderosa pine forest. There are lots of interesting volcanic features, including sunken lava tube caves, small basalt rock outcrops, and overall fairly good runnability in almost every direction. There is a dense network of dirt roads and mountain bike trails, which we will do our very best to map correctly. :-) Elevation is about 4,500 feet. Mid September weather around Bend Oregon should be moderate (sunny with daytime temperatures in the 70's). Free primitive camping is allowed near the event area on the many US Forest Service side roads. 

The map will be an enhanced USGS topographic map, scale 1:25,000, with 10 foot contours.

Here's an example of a map used in a similar navigation race nearby.

 

How it works

About 30 control points are placed over approximately 16 square miles at various natural features. These locations are circled on a map, described on the map (eg “hilltop”, “spur” etc.) and marked on the ground by orange and white orienteering marker flags.  Each control has a point value, which is equal to the checkpoint number rounded down to the tens place. For example, a checkpoint numbered 35 is worth 30 points, while a checkpoint numbered 72 is worth 70 points. (Generally, points farther away from the start area have a higher point value.) Unless you are an expert orienteer and an extremely fit runner, you will not find all the control points. So, plan your course to get the most points, not necessarily find the most total controls. 

  • For both fun and safety, this is intended as a team event (1-5 people). However, you may compete as an individual if you have prior orienteering experience.
  • Participants under 18 years old must be on a team or 2 or more.
  • Maps and geocaching coordinates are issued about 1 hour before the start, so teams have time to plan their route. 
  • You may visit the controls in any order. 
  • There are no age or gender divisions.
  • There are large point penalties for returning late, be sure you return under the time limit. 
  • Electronic punching (epunch) will be used. E-stick equipment rental is included with your event fee. Read more on epunch here. 
  • There will be portable toilets, but no running water at the event start, so please bring all water you may need.
  • There is limited cell phone coverage at the event area.
  • There will be water on the course at certain controls for you to refill, along with snacks and drinks at the finish area.

 

Geocaching division

New for this year, we plan to have a separate event category for geocachers. That's right, if you want to use a GPS along with a map to find control points, you can do so at this competition. There will be different results categories for geocaching and traditional map and compass orienteering. (Note that competitors in the map and compass division are not allowed to use GPS for navigation assistance at any time during the competition.)

 

Location

Here’s a Google map of the approximate start area:

Here are longitude coordinates (in decimal degree format) of a possible event start area. Copy paste these into Google or an mapping app to get a map and directions.

43.9404, -121.2049

 

Tentative schedule - Sunday Sept 16

  • 7:30 am to 9:00 am - check in and registration
  • 9:00 am - map (and geocaching coordinates) handouts
  • 9:45 am - event briefing 
  • 10:00 am - mass start for both courses
  • 1:00 pm - 3 hour course closes
  • 4:00 pm - 6 hour close closes

 

Costs

Cost, PER PERSON:

  • $35 (adult) $25 (under 18) - 3 hour event
  • $50 (adult) $30 (under 18) - 6 hour event

Payment is by cash or check only on the day of the event. Make checks payable to CROC. While there is no preregistration, using the form below to RSVP at least 3 days before the meet is VERY much appreciated, as will help us print the correct number of maps.

Link to Google RSVP form coming soon

Orienteering Club members receive a $5 discount off the event price.

 

Rules and Safety

  • Team members must stay together (within verbal contact) the whole time they are on the course.
  • A whistle is required for all teams.
  • Carrying a mobile phone is strongly encouraged for safety. Cell coverage is decent if you can find high ground.
  • All team members must go to each checkpoint visited by the team, meaning all must simultaneously approach within 20 meters.
  • All participants are required to assist a competitor who is injured and needs assistance.
  • 100 points per minute will be deducted from the scores of late returning teams, ouch! Teams finishing more than 20 minutes late will receive a score of zero.
  • If you are in the three-hour category and you finish in more than three hours, you are automatically moved to the six hour category.
  • All participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. 
  • For the map and compass division, GPS devices and altimeters (such as GPS tracking watches) may be carried on the course (to allow tracking analysis afterward) but not used for navigation.
  • All participants must register and sign the liability waiver before entering the course.
  • All teams must check out through the course finish area before leaving the venue, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.
  • Teams will fill out an "intention sheet" before the event, showing their approximate intended course. If you are not back by 4:30, we will use this intention sheet to start a search party.
  • Some parts of the course involve scrambling over low but potentially unstable rock formations. While this rock may appear to be solid, it often is not! USE CAUTION while scrambling on any rock formations! 

 

What to Bring

  • sturdy shoes, trail runners or light hikers recommended
  • socks (ideally a brand new pair to help ensure Happy Feet)
  • long pants or gaitors for lower leg protection
  • watch
  • whistle
  • hat with a visor or brim
  • sunscreen
  • compass
  • hydration pack or fanny pack
  • water bottle(s), already filled
  • electronic punching stick, aka e-stick, if you have one (if not, we provide these free as part of your entry fee)
  • pen and highlighter marker to plan your route
  • water 
  • quick bite snacks, energy bars, gel, etc.

 

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer for this event, we can certainly use a few extra hands for course vetting, course setting and course pickup. Please contact the meet director at the email below if you would like to help.

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Mary S. Young State Park - West Linn
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Mary S. Young State Park - West Linn

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Event overview

If you don't live nearby, Mary S. Young Park is probably the most scenic park you never heard of. The western part of the park features a network of trails winding through a cool shady forest. Near the parking areas, a couple of large open fields offer contour detail, trees, bushes, and other features. The eastern part of the park plunges to the Willamette River on trails that negotiate a dramatically eroded landscape. The river's edge has rock formations, sandy beaches, and islands. All courses will use the trail system; so bring your running shoes. Well, for the longer courses, bring older running shoes. 

If this is your first time orienteering, welcome! Free beginner clinics are offered as needed at this event to teach you everything you need to know..

Electronic scoring (e-punch) will be used on all courses.  Learn more about e-punch here.

 

Intermediate Skills Workshop

Intermediate skills workshops are for people who want to up their skills beyond the Experienced Beginner level. Meet at the registration area at 10:00; no additional fee for the workshop. Topic TBA.

 

Times

  • Intermediate skills workshop 10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Instruction Clinics 11:00 am - 1:00 pm as needed
  • Course starts 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Courses close 3:00 pm

All teams must check out through the course finish gate before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.

 

Courses

  • White: Beginner (about 2 Km, 8-10 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
  • Yellow: Beginner / Intermediate (about 3 Km, 10-12 controls, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
  • Orange: Intermediate (about 3.5 Km, elevation gain, 10-12 controls, some off-trail, mostly on-trail navigation)
  • Green: Advanced (about 5 Km, 15+ controls, elevation gain, mostly on trail with some off-trail navigation)

 

TIMES

  • Intermediate skills workshop 10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
  •  Instruction Clinics 11:00 am - 1:00 pm as needed
  •  Course starts 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  •  Courses close 2:30 pm

All teams must check out through the course finish gate before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.

 

REGISTRATION AND OTHER COSTS

Note: If you join CROC as a new member at this event, ($20 individual, $25 family/group annual membership), your event fee is FREE! Ask about this at meet registration. 

Payment is by cash or check only; credit/debit cards are not accepted.

Fees for this event are:

  • $7 - individual
  • +$5 - any additional persons in your group
  • +$5 - not an orienteering club member
  • +$5 - epunch rental
  • Scout or youth groups - $10 per team

Become a CROC member   -   Buy your own epunch

 

VOLUNTEERS

All CROC orienteering events are put on by volunteers, and the meet director can almost always used some extra hands. Please keep in mind:

  •  No prior experience is needed for many of the tasks
  • You can help out AND still run your course of choice
  • Your entry fee is FREE if you help out with a meet!  

Typical ways to assist are:  helping with starts and finishes, checking in folks at registration, and picking up control flags after the course closes.
Please contact the meet director at the email address on the bottom of this page if you'd like to volunteer at this event. For more details, see the Get Involved pages.

 

RESULTS

The team time will be posted to the Events & Results page a few days after the event.

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Hamilton Island
May
19
10:30 AM10:30

Hamilton Island

Event overview

Hamilton Island (approx 35 miles east of Portland ) lies along the Washington shoreline of the Columbia River, upstream of Beacon Rock, and downstream of Bonneville Dam near Cascade Locks. Hamilton Island used to be an island; however, it is now a peninsula. In the 1970s the upper part of "Hamilton Slough", bordering the northeast side of Hamilton Island, was filled in with debris from the construction of Bonneville's North Powerhouse. The lower part of Hamilton Slough became part of Hamilton Creek, which borders the west and northwest side of Hamilton Island. On the southeast and south is the Columbia River.

The terrain is mostly wide open with scattered copses, and you can run. There is one large low hill to go around or climb multiple times!!! There are marshy areas, some thickets, and shorelines. You can enjoy beautiful river gorge views.

 

Times

  • Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Beginner Instruction Clinics 11:00 am - 1:00 pm as needed
  • Intermediate Workshop: 10:00 a.m - 10:45 a.m.  (details below)
  • Course starts 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Courses close 3:00 pm

All teams must check out through the course finish gate before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.

 

Intermediate skills workshop - Map and Control symbols

We’ll learn those funny symbols on the control description sheet and how they help you locate the control. We’ll also link them to the symbols on the map. Intermediate workshops are for people who want to up their skills beyond the Experienced Beginner level. Meet at the registration area at 10:00; no additional fee for the workshop. It will last about 45 minutes.

 

Courses

  • Beginner  (about 2.5 Km, 11 controls, simple navigation, one easy climb,  on-trail and near-trail navigation)
  • Intermediate (about 3.7 Km, 13 controls, some hill climbing,  on-trail and near-trail navigation)
  • Technical (about 4.9 Km, 14 controls, route choices, moderate climbs, many off- trail controls)
  • Advanced  (about 7.0 Km, 17 controls, some long legs, complicated route choices, opportunities to run, elevation gain and mostly off-trail navigation)

Electronic scoring (e-punch) will be used on all courses. Each participant or team receives a course map and a control description sheet. All participants must register and sign the liability waiver before entering the course. Learn more about e-punch here.

 

Fees for this event are:

  • $17 - individual (non-member)
  • +$5 - any additional persons in your group
  • kids ages 9 and under are free
  • youth groups / scout groups: $10 per team
  • subtract $5 for CROC members
  • subtract $5 for using your own epunch

Payment is by cash or check only.

Become a CROC member   -   Buy your own epunch

 

Maps

See a map of a previous event here.

 

Volunteers

All CROC orienteering events are put on by volunteers, and the meet director can almost always used some extra hands. Please keep in mind:

  • No prior experience is needed for many of the tasks
  • You can help out AND still run your course of choice
  • Your entry fee is FREE if you help out with a meet!  

Typical ways to assist are: helping with starts and finishes, checking in folks at registration, and picking up control flags after the course closes.
Please contact the meet director at the email address on the bottom of this page if you'd like to volunteer at this event. For more details, see the Volunteer pages.

 

Results

Results are posted to the Events & Results web page a few days after the event.

 

Contact

Meet director Jill and Rick McBee

 

Driving directions and map to event 

Note the event site this year is in North Bonneville, not at the 2017 location. Note also there will NOT be a CROC sign on Hwy 14, as the locals like to (ahem) remove them. 

Latitude longitude coordinates of event:  45.6338, -121.9790

Copy and paste these latitude longitude coordinates (in decimal degree format) into Google maps or your smart phone to get a map and driving directions to the event.

Driving directions from Portland:

  • Exit I 84 at Cascade Locks
  • Cross the Bridge of the Gods into Washington (Toll $2)
  • Turn left (west) onto Hwy 14 and go approx. 4 miles
  • Turn left onto Bonneville Road – signposted North Bonneville, turn at the Chevron gas station.
  • Immediately turn right onto W Cascade Drive and go approx 1/2 mile through North Bonneville village. Follow the signs to "ball field"
  • Turn left onto Portage Drive and go about 1/4 mile farther. Park in the baseball field parking lot.
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Old Maid Flat Advanced Training
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Old Maid Flat Advanced Training

The CROC member training series offers an opportunity to practice and improve orienteering skills and learn with others.  Each event will focus on particular orienteering aspects. The training series is for club members only. There is no cost for members for these informal events. 

Compass Bearing and Pace Count Practice in Advanced Terrain


Old Maid Flat Advanced Training
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Course Starts 11 a.m. to noon
Intermediate-to-Advanced Workshop at 10:30 a.m.



Old Maid Flat (near Zigzag, off Hwy 26 on the way to Mt. Hood) offers the opportunity to practice open forest orienteering relatively close to Portland. This year we will venture into new terrain on a new map. This area is technical and challenging. The focus of the training is to practice compass bearings and pace counting. 


There will be one advanced course, a Green Middle course, using small flags. For those who need to learn the skills of pace counting, bearings and navigating through undeveloped woods, there is a group workshop starting at 10:30 a.m. Workshop participants will practice the skills and then work together to do the course.


Terrain is essentially all white forest, with lichen and moss-covered sand and rocks. Given the technical terrain, this training event is limited to advanced club members for the course, and to members who have completed Intermediate courses for the Workshop. This is a no-frills training event, and we are not set up for search and rescue. The course is about 5 km with 50 m climb. Map scale is 1:10,000 with 10 ft contours. The map is new (meaning: imperfect).


Bring water (and food). There are pit toilets in the closed campground. Northwest Forest passes and permits are not required at this time of year.


It is important that you contact me by May 10 so that 1) I can make enough maps, 2) I know whether you plan to take the workshop or complete the course solo, and 3) you can find out where we are meeting. We are not using the usual meeting place. Carpooling is a very good idea. Also, if anybody would like to go up a couple of hours early, I would like to carpool, too.


If you have any questions, let me know.
Mike Poulsen
mike.poulsen@comcast.net
503 639-3532 (home)
503 277-0380 (cell, available only on Saturday)
 

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Scout-O at Champoeg State Park
Apr
21
10:30 AM10:30

Scout-O at Champoeg State Park

  • 8239 Champoeg Road Northeast, St Paul Or 97137 United States (map)
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Times

  • Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm.  See more on registration below.  Note: Pe-registration is highly encouraged and a discount is offered.
  • Instruction Clinics 11:00 am - 1:00 pm as needed
  • Course starts 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Courses close 3:00 pm

All teams must check out through the course finish gate before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.

 

Event overview

Note: This event is open to everyone: scout / youth groups AND the general public / adults.

Cub Scouts, Boy and Girl Scouts (and other kid-oriented groups) of all ages and skills are invited to participate! Come and enjoy a day of fun and friendly orienteering practice and competition. This event gives scouts a chance to improve their outdoor skills and navigate the beautiful trails of this park.

The orienteering courses consist of a series of flags ("controls") set up in around the park. Scouts will participate in pairs or in small groups, scouts navigate to each control in orde,r and return to the finish area. Instruction clinics will be provided to help Scouts interested in passing off requirements for the BSA Orienteering merit badge or GSA Orienteering interest project. Scouts attending the Scout-O will be grouped according to rank and will navigate courses matched to their skill level.

Note that overnight camping is offered at this park.

 

Preparation

Have your scouts read our "New to O" webpage, and watch the short kid-made Youtube video on the basics of orienteering, also on this page. Doing so will give kids and leaders an idea what to expect the day of the event and make your day go more smoothly.

 

Courses

The Scout-O will offer four levels of orienteering courses, with the intention that Scouts will compete with other Scouts of the same rank. Please read the following course descriptions carefully and be sure your Scouts are registered for appropriate courses.

Note:  The White beginner course is noncompetitive and for learning the basics only. Mixed rank category teams are allowed, but will compete on the course of the higher-ranking Scout.

 - White Course - Beginner (about 8 controls, about 2 km, all on trails/roads)
The white course is a non-competitive course designed to introduce Cub Scouts, Webelos, Brownies, Juniors, Tenderhearts and Explorers to orienteering. These Scouts will participate in small teams of two to four Scouts. Each group of no more than four Scouts must be accompanied by an adult, who should follow his/her group, not lead it.

 - Yellow courses a and b - Beginner/Intermediate (about 11 controls, about 3.5 km, mostly on trail, some route choices)
The yellow a and b courses are for pairs of Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class Boy Scouts; Girl Scout advanced Juniors and Cadettes; and American Heritage Girl Explorers and Pioneers. It is recommended that an adult trail the pair, but NOT communicate with the Scouts except in the case of an emergency.

 - Orange - Intermediate (about 12 controls, about 4 km, mostly off trail)
The orange course is for pairs of Star, Life and Eagle Boy Scouts; Girl Scout advanced Cadettes, Ambassadors and Seniors; and American Heritage Girl Patriots. No adults are allowed to accompany teams on this course.

 - Green - Intermediate/Advanced (about 20 controls, about 6 km)
The green course is for individual entrants only - no pairs. It is limited to Scouts (including Explorers and Adult Scouters) with a fair amount of previous orienteering experience.

How long will it take?
That really depends on the kids. Some race through their courses in less than 1 hour, others take their time and stay out 2 to 2-1/2 hours. This is true of all the courses.

What merit badge requirements can be completed through this event?
Scouts should be able to pass off requirement 1a for 2nd Class (explain map and compass - the course is not long enough to pass off 1b, but you could probably make it so if you go back and forth along the course enough times), and requirement 2 for 1st Class (including the height measurement, although it is not really part of a standard orienteering course).

Scouts can also pass off requirements 2, 3a, 4, 6 and 7a for the merit badge. If the scouts intend to pass off these requirements, it will work best if they come ready to show/explain/identify; there are so many groups coming through there isn't enough time to properly explain everything and then test each scout. It will also help give them a better experience if they have already reviewed the merit badge workbook before coming.  The workbook is online here.

 

Map

See a map of this location here.  Opens Google Drive in a new browser tab

 

Costs

Cost = $10 per team ($20 per team after April 14)

All participants must register and sign the liability waiver before entering the course (waiver can also be emailed after registration).

Each participant or team receives a course map and a control description sheet.

These fees do not include any extra daily use fee charged by the park. You must pay these separately. Oregon State Parks charges $5 for day use, $30 for a 12 month pass and $50 for a 24 month pass.

 

Registration

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged! Doing so will save you money and make your event day sign-in easier and faster. Click the link below (PDF file on Google Drive)

Register here for Scout-O
 

 

Results

Results will be posted on the Events & Results page a few days after the event.

 

Contact

Meet director: John Godino


Map and Directions

  1. From Interstate 5, take the Donald exit (Exit 278).
  2. Follow the signs to Champoeg Park:  Drive west on Ehlen Road.  Go about 3.6 miles.
  3. Turn right on Case Road. Go about 1.4 miles.
  4. Turn left on Champoeg Road. Go about 0.9 miles.
  5. Turn right into the park at the entrance. Follow the orienteering signs to the event start area.

NOTE: There is a self-registration station at the park entrance where you can pay the per-vehicle daily use fee. ($5)

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CROC Member Training - Mapping Fieldwork
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

CROC Member Training - Mapping Fieldwork

The CROC member training series offers an opportunity to practice and improve orienteering skills and learn with others.  Each event will focus on particular orienteering aspects. The training series is for club members only. There is no cost for members for these informal events.

Mapping Fieldwork - Woodlawn Park

Orienteering maps usually begin with the discovery of an area. "This would be a fun orienteering place!" you think. The next step is computer-drawing a scaled base map using digital sources. Buildings, trails, and other major features can be put in the right places on this outline map. The final, critical, step is fieldwork, an observing adventure in the real world, which brings the map alive by adding all the special orienteering details.

In this workshop, we’ll do the fieldwork to complete an O-map of Woodlawn Park, a small but detail-rich location in NE Portland. The object will be to add details and corrections from direct observation to produce a nearly finished product. Whether this goal is met or not, the process should add to your understanding of the features on a map and why they are there (or not there). What symbols are used to describe things on an orienteering map and why? Is this tree a tree? Why or why not? Where is it, exactly?

Note that this workshop will NOT be very aerobic, but does require a sort of Zen-like focus.

We will work in small groups with supplied materials. Please sign up for this workshop a few days in advance as this will help with materials assembly. Bring a compass. Note that rain might require re-scheduling. RSVP to Virginia Church for meeting location.

 

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CROC Member Training - Concentration
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

CROC Member Training - Concentration

The CROC member training series offers an opportunity to practice and improve orienteering skills and learn with others.  Each event will focus on particular orienteering aspects. The training series is for club members only. There is no cost for members for these informal events.

Mental Training:  Concentration-While-Distracted  

Forest Park in NW Portland

This brain training will be a group hike with practice looking at a map, determining route choice, enjoying good company/nature, and then drawing your route choices after not looking at the map for a short span.  What features do you remember?  Do you turn left or right?  Do you climb, descend, or traverse?  Do you cross any water?

Let's meet at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot on Germantown Road at the Wildwood Trailhead, and be ready to hike at 10:15.  Please bring a pen and maybe even a clipboard if you prefer drawing on a firmer surface.  This will be a group event where we will hike a bit and then stop as a group to draw our route choices (you do not need to be an artist for this exercise!).

Register with Sue Grandjean by March 29.

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Ski-Orienteering, Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Center
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Ski-Orienteering, Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Center

This year, we'll have a single course of about 5 Km rather then our usual score-O event. Registration opens at 10 am. Starts begin at 11:00 am. Course closes around 1:00. 

 

A sno-park permit is required. Rental equipment is available at the Nordic Center. Mt. Hood Meadows is located across from the Teacup Lake sno-park, on Hwy 35, eight miles east of the Hwy 26 split. This is the lower, eastern, Hood River Meadows lot. Park on the far right end.

http://www.skihood.com/The-Mountain/Nordic-Center

 

Meet director:  Mike Poulsen - mike.poulsen at comcast.net - 503 639-3532

 

45.3253, -121.6345 - latitude longitude coordinates in (decimal degree format) of event site. Copy paste into Google for a mapping app to get a map and driving directions.

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Council Crest Urban Orienteering
Mar
18
8:30 AM08:30

Council Crest Urban Orienteering

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Note - The Shamrock Run, a very popular running event, will close some streets in downtown Portland on the same day as our event. Naito Parkway will be partially closed. Please keep this in mind when going to our event. 

Event Times

  • Registration: 8:30 am to 9:15 am
  • Beginner clinics: 8:30 – 9:15  (on an as-needed basis)
  • Mass start: 9:30 am
  • Course closes: 11:30 pm 

 

Event overview

Start and finish is at Ainsworth elementary school, 2400 SW Vista, Portland. See map below.

Come explore a unique Portland neighborhood with winding streets, the best architecture in town, Portland's highest point and the best city views.

This navigation adventure will to take you to the more unusual nooks, crannies, staircases, side trails, birdhouses, benches, garden art, parks, and high points of this classic SW Portland neighborhood. 

This is a good event to do as a team as well as individually, so feel free to bring a friend. Dog friendly too.

Unlike traditional orienteering courses where you find orange and white flags set the day of the event, this course uses permanent objects such as mailboxes, house numbers, and signs.  At each of about 50 "check points" marked on your map, you'll have a related multiple choice question, such as:  "What's the animal painted on the side of the garage?  a) elephant  b) walrus c) panda".  Answer the question, and move on to the next control.  (Oh, we should mention that the map does not have street names, so that adds to the challenge.  =^)

New for 2018 are 50 completely new questions, so even if you have done this permanent course before, this will be a new adventure.

  • Registration begins at 8:30, and then we have a mass start at 9:30.
  • Find as many control points as possible in whatever order you like, and make it back to the start area in under 2 hours.
  • Points are deducted for each wrong answer (no guessing) and for each minute over the time limit (don't be late!)
  • Some controls with be worth extra points, so plan your course to find some of these.
  • Fast walkers should be able to complete the course, or come pretty darn close, within the time limit.

Beginners at orienteering are welcome! At this event, we'll have experienced folks to offer you a quick clinic to get you started on the right foot. No compass work is needed, just decent map reading skills.

 

Results

Results will be posted on the Events & Results page a few days after the event.

 

Registration and other costs

Note: If you join CROC as a new member at this event, ($20 individual, $25 family/group annual membership), your event fee is FREE! Ask about this at meet registration. All participants must register and sign the liability waiver before entering the course.

Payment is by cash or check only; credit/debit cards are not accepted.

Fees for this event are:

  • $10 - individual (non-member)
  • $15 - group (non-member, going out using one map)
  • $5 - individual (club member)
  • $10 - group (club member, going out using one map)
  • $2 - extra copy of color map

Each participant or team receives a course map, a control question description sheet, and an answer sheet.

 

What to bring

  1. A watch
  2. Clothing appropriate for the weather

(What NOT to bring - any GPS enabled device, such as a smart phone, is not allowed for navigation assistance at this or any other CROC event.)

 

Practice/Training

CROC has a permanent training course established in this area.  If you try it before the event, you may have an unfair advantage, hint hint!  See complete details here.

 

Contact

Meet director John Godino

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Champoeg State Park "Dusk"-O
Mar
3
5:30 PM17:30

Champoeg State Park "Dusk"-O

  • 8239 Champoeg Road Northeast, St Paul Or 97137 (map)
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Event Overview

CROC returns to Champoeg State Park for another night orienteering event. Plan on both fine map reading with a dense area of trails, and some longer runs through the wide-open spaces of this large park. Expect to get a bit muddy, and enjoy the extra challenge of wayfinding at night.

There is a $5 day use fee for all Oregon state parks. Please pay this at the pay station when you enter the park. This is in addition to the CROC event fee. (You can get a one-year Oregon State Park pass for $30, or a two year pass for $50, both valid at this event.)

You will receive a map when you register, so you have some advance time to plan your route.

New for 2018: We are starting before it gets completely dark, so you have a chance to find a few controls and get familiar with the map before full darkness. (For those of you who love night orienteering, you will still have more than an hour on the 90 minute course in full darkness.)

Please bring: 1) a quality flashlight or headlamp with fresh batteries, 2) a watch, 3) clothing appropriate for the weather (and maybe a change of clothes for the drive home).

Beginners are welcome at this and all CROC events. We'll have free beginner clinics as needed prior to the start.

The event start and finish is at the RV group camp area, on the east side of the park. Look for signs directing you to the start area when you enter 

 

Times

  • Registration 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
  • Beginner clinics 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm as needed
  • Mass start 6:30 pm sharp
  • Course closes 7:30 pm for 60 minute runners, 8:00 for 90 minute runners. (Volunteers appreciated for control flag pickup afterwards, hint hint, see more below.)

All teams must check out through the course finish gate before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.

If you register for the 60 minute event and arrive at the finish after 60 minutes, you will automatically be moved to the 90 minute category.

 

Courses

This event will be in score-O format. Teams have 60 or 90 minutes to find as many controls as possible, in any order.  Points are deducted for arriving at the finish after 90 minutes, so don't be late!  Electronic scoring will be used. More on electronic scoring

 

Example map from a previous event

See a map of a previous event here. (Opens Google Drive in a new browser tab)

 

Volunteers

All CROC orienteering events are put on by volunteers, and the meet director can almost always used some extra hands.

Please keep in mind:

  • No prior experience is needed for many of the tasks
  • You can still run your course of choice and help out
  • Your entry fee is FREE if you help out with a meet!  

Typical ways to assist are:  helping with starts and finishes, checking in folks at registration, and picking up control flags after the course closes.

Please contact the meet director at the email address on the bottom of this page if you'd like to help out with this event.

For more details, see the volunteer pages.

 

Results

Results are posted to our Events and Results page a few days after the event.

 

Registration and other costs

The event is open to the public.
Note: If you join CROC at this event as a new member ($20 individual, $25 family/group annual membership), your event fee is FREE! Ask about this at meet registration. All participants must register and sign the liability waiver before entering the course.

Payment is by cash or check only; credit/debit cards are not accepted.

Fees for this event are:

  • $17 - individual (non-member)
  • +$5 - any additional persons in your group
  • kids ages 9 and under are free
  • youth groups / scout groups: $10 per team
  • subtract $5 for CROC members
  • subtract $5 for using your own epunch

Become a CROC member   -   Buy your own epunch

 

Meet Director

Mike and Marsha Holliday

 

Directions and Map to event

45.2484, -122.8942 Latitude longitude coordinates (in decimal degree format) of the event. Copy/paste these into a smart phone mapping app or Google maps to get a map and driving directions.

  1. From Interstate 5, take the Donald exit (Exit 278).
  2. Follow the signs to Champoeg Park:  Drive west on Ehlen Road. Go about 3.6 miles.
  3. Turn right on Case Road. Go about 1.4 miles.
  4. Turn left on Champoeg Road. Go about 0.9 miles.
  5. Turn right into the park at the entrance. Follow the orienteering signs to the event start area.

NOTE: There is a self-registration station at the park entrance where you can pay the per-vehicle daily use fee. ($5)

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CROC member training - Intervals - Mt Tabor
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

CROC member training - Intervals - Mt Tabor

The CROC member training series offers an opportunity to practice and improve orienteering skills and learn with others.  Each event will focus on particular orienteering aspects. The training series is for club members only. There is no cost for members for these informal events.

Interval Training

  • Mt. Tabor Park in SE Portland
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • 10:00 a.m.

Interval training is to help with your speed on a course. Participants will navigate as fast as they can for four legs, then walk a short recovery distance, and then navigate at speed on the the next map of four legs . There are four maps, you can choose to do as many as you want. Closing time is noon.

Register with Anndy Wiselogle by February 22 to reserve a map and to find the meet up location.

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Teacup Lake Ski-O
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Teacup Lake Ski-O

This event is dependent on permit approval and favorable weather. Check back here for confirmation before you head up to the mountain. 

 

Times

  • Registration 10:00 am - 11:30am
  • Beginner Instruction Clinics - as needed
  • Course starts 10:30 am - 11:45am
  • Courses close 1:30 pm

 

Event overview

We are set for ski-orienteering again this year at Teacup Lake. Why not try a little orienteering in the snow? Teacup is always a great place to ski. And even if you ski there regularly ski orienteering gives you a different way of experiencing Teacup Lake. Beginners at orienteering are welcome, as always. 

The cabin at Teacup Lake will be our event headquarters.  If you are not a Teacup Lake Nordic Club member, you we will encourage you to make the daily donation of $10 per adult skier ($5 for kids 6-12) to help cover the cost of the grooming of the ski area.  Sno-Park permits are required to park at the trailhead.

 

Course setter's notes

All controls are on groomed ski trails.  The long and medium courses (see descriptions below) have options to ski off trail in ski tracks that will be skied in before the event.

All skiers must follow the one-way restrictions on the map and follow any DO NOT ENTER signs posted by Teacup Lake Nordic Club.

There are 3 maps, but 5 courses due to the design of the courses.

Short - Short is suitable for white- and yellow-level orienteers and novice cross-country skiers and is about 3.5 km long.

Medium - There are two courses on the medium map.  The entire 7.7 km course is designed as a brown course, though it is longer than the orange course.  The shorter orange course, 4.7 km, is intended to offer some navigation challenge for intermediate skiers, whereas brown provides both navigation and ski challenges for more advanced skiers.

Long - The long map also has two courses: green and red.  The red course is 12.1 km and is the full course on the map.  The green course is 9.5 km and avoids some of the climb that is found on red as well.

 

Ski rentals

If you don't own skis, no worries. There are several local stores that offer Nordic ski rentals: REI (only available at their downtown Portland store, 1405 NW Johnson St.); Mountain Shop (1510 NE 37th Ave., Portland); Next Adventure (corner of SE Stark and Grand). There are also places in Sandy along the main drag (Otto's Cross Country Ski Shop, 38716 Pioneer Blvd.),  It's always best to get your skis early in case there's a race.

All participants must check out through the course finish gate before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.

 

Registration and other costs

The event is open to the public. Note: If you join CROC at this event, ($20 individual, $25 family/group annual membership), your event fee is FREE!  Ask about this at meet registration. All participants must register and sign the liability waiver before entering the course.
In addition to event fees below, you'll also need a sno park pass for parking as well as to pay a trail fee (if you're not a Teacup Nordic Club member) - a suggested $10 donation to Teacup Lake (annual membership in Teacup Nordic covers this fee). Sno park permits are not for sale at the event.

Fees for this event (cash or check only):

  • $17 - individual (non-member)
  • +$5 - any additional persons in your group
  • kids ages 9 and under are free
  • youth groups / scout groups: $10 per team
  • subtract $5 for CROC members
  • subtract $5 for using your own epunch

Become a CROC member   -   Buy your own epunch

Each participant or team receives a course map and a control description sheet.

 

Contact: Meet director Scott Drumm

 

45.32024, -121.6244 - Latitude longitude coordinates (in decimal degrees format) to the event site. Copy/paste these into Google maps for a phone mapping app to get a map and driving directions.

Driving Directions

  • From Portland, take US Hwy 26 east towards Mt Hood, and pass through Government Camp
  • Roughly 2 miles after Government Camp, exit onto OR-35 N/State Route 35 N toward Hood River
  • The Teacup Lake Sno-Park and Mt Hood Meadows Nordic Center are about 8 miles ahead of this junction. Teacup is on the right (south), Meadows Nordic on the left (north).

NOTE: You must purchase and bring a sno-park permit with you - they are NOT available at Teacup. Check weather conditions in advance, and bring chains/traction tires is always a  good idea.

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Multnomah Village Urban Night-O
Jan
20
5:30 PM17:30

Multnomah Village Urban Night-O

Event Times

  • Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. Early registration between 5:30 and 6:00 is appreciated!

  •  Beginner clinics: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. (on an as-needed basis)
  •  Mass start: 6:30 p.m.
  •  Courses close: 7:30 pm (60 minute event) or 8 pm (90 minute event)

 

Event overview

Come out to the Lucky Labrador Public House in Multnomah Village for CROC's annual Urban Night-O! Run or stroll the back streets, alleys, and trails of this SW Portland neighborhood on a night-time urban scavenger hunt. Both individuals and teams are welcome at this event. We have the upstairs of the pub reserved. (Note: Children are permitted in the pub until 10 pm)

Unlike traditional orienteering courses where you find orange and white flags set the day of the event, this course uses permanent objects such as mailboxes, house numbers, and signs.  At each of about 35 "check points" marked on your map, you'll have a related multiple choice question, such as:  "What's the animal painted on the side of the garage?  a) elephant  b) walrus c) panda".  Answer the question, and move on to the next control.  (Oh, we should mention that the map does not have street names, so that adds to the challenge.  =^)

(If you have done this event before, note that we change the controls every year so the course will be new for you.)

Registration begins at 5:30 pm, and then we have a mass start at 6:30 pm.  Participants choose between a 60 or 90 minute time period.  Find as many marked control points as possible in whatever order you like, and make it back to the Lucky Lab within the set time limit. Points are deducted for each wrong answer (no guessing) and for each minute over the time limit (don't be late!)

Scoring note: If your team finishes after 60 minutes, you will be moved to the 90 minute category.

This is a good event to do as a team as well as individually, so feel free to bring a friend.

Note - Due to an anticipated large turnout for this event, please try to arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 pm to allow time for registration.

Beginners at orienteering are welcome! At this event. we'll have experienced folks to offer you a quick clinic to get you started on the right foot. No compass work is needed, just decent map reading skills.

Please wear reflective clothing if you have it, and be very careful crossing busy streets!

 

Results

Results will be posted on the Events & Results page a few days after the event.

 

Registration and other costs

Note: If you join CROC at this event as a new member, ($20 individual, $25 family/group annual membership), your event fee is FREE! Ask about this at meet registration. All participants must register and sign the liability waiver before entering the course.

Payment is by cash or check only; credit/debit cards are not accepted.

Fees for this event are:

  • $10 - individual (non-member)
  • $15 - group (non-member, going out using one map)
  • $5 - individual (club member)
  • $10 - group (club member, going out using one map)
  • $2 - extra copy of color map

Each participant or team receives a course map, a control question description sheet, and an answer sheet.

 

What to bring

  1. A quality flash light or headlamp with fresh batteries
  2. A watch
  3. Clothing appropriate for the weather. Reflective clothing is recommended

(What NOT to bring - any GPS enabled device, such as a smart phone, is not allowed for navigation assistance at this or any other CROC event.)

 

Post-event gathering

After your race, stay at the pub to enjoy pizza, maybe a beer, and share your adventure with some new friends.

 

Practice/Training

CROC has a permanent training course established in this area.  If you try it before the night-O, you may have an unfair advantage, hint hint!  See complete details here.

 

Contact

Meet director John Godino

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CROC Member Training-"Flow"-Sellwood Park
Jan
7
10:00 AM10:00

CROC Member Training-"Flow"-Sellwood Park

The CROC member training series offers an opportunity to practice and improve orienteering skills and learn with others.  Each event will focus on particular orienteering aspects. The training series is for club members only. There is no cost for members for these informal events.

January Training:   Flow

We’ll practice continuous movement using longer legs to prepare for the short legs. During the long leg, participants should study the short legs ahead so that they don't have to stop at each of those controls and see where they are headed next.

Sellwood Park in SE Portland is the venue, 10:00 a.m. is the start time, and Ali Crocker is the trainer. Contact her for the exact meeting location and to reserve a map.

 

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San Diego Orienteering - Anza-Borrego
Jan
6
to Jan 7

San Diego Orienteering - Anza-Borrego

Head south and find some sun!

Our friends at San Diego Orienteering presents a weekend of unique navigation competitions at the beautiful Anza-Borrego Desert State Park near Borrego Springs, CA.

Four separate events are held over 2 days.

Located about 90 miles east of San Diego, this rugged open desert terrain is like nothing else in the world. Sunny, warm winter days attract competitors from around California and beyond.

Registration capped at 125 participants. Always a sell out. No race-day registration.

Details at www.desert-orienteering.com.

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CROC Board Meeting
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

CROC Board Meeting

Note - date changed to Dec 11 from Dec 4

CROC holds quarterly board meetings at which all members may attend.

Meeting dates are: first Monday of December, March and June, and the second Monday of September, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

The meeting location may vary.

Please go to About > Contact and email us to find out where the next meeting will be.

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"Ho-Ho-O" Warm Clothing Drive, Memorial Park Wilsonville
Dec
2
10:30 AM10:30

"Ho-Ho-O" Warm Clothing Drive, Memorial Park Wilsonville

EVENT OVERVIEW

Join CROC's annual warm clothing drive and keep warm yourself with a brisk winter orienteering meet at Memorial Park in Wilsonville. Your entry is free with a clothing donation of a jacket, sweater, blanket or similar item. Clothing will be donated to a local charity after the event.

Electronic punch (E-punch) scoring will be used. E-punch sticks will be provided free to all participants who make a clothing donation.

Beginners are welcome at this and all CROC events.  Free beginner clinics will be offered as needed to get you started with confidence.

 

COURSES

  • Beginner: about 2 Km. For those new to orienteering, easy to find controls near major features. 
  • Intermediate: 3-4 Km, visit the whole park.
  • Advanced: 4-5 Km, visit the whole park, includes more devious/creative control locations. 

 

TIMES

  •  Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
  •  Instruction Clinics 11:00 am - 1:00 pm as needed
  •  Course starts 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  •  Courses close 2:30 pm

All teams must check out through the course finish gate before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.

 

ORIENTEERING MAP FROM PREVIOUS EVENT

See a map of this location here.  Opens Google Drive in a new browser tab

 

VOLUNTEERS

All CROC events are put on by volunteers, and the meet director can almost always use some extra hands. Please keep in mind:

  •  No prior experience is needed for many of the tasks
  • You can help out AND still run your course of choice
  • Your entry fee is FREE if you help out with a meet!  

Typical ways to assist are:  helping with starts and finishes, checking in folks at registration, and picking up control flags after the course closes.
Please contact the meet director at the email address on the bottom of this page if you'd like to volunteer at this event. For more details, see the Get Involved pages.

 

RESULTS

The team time will be posted to the Events & Results page a few days after the event.

 

REGISTRATION AND OTHER COSTS

The event is open to the public. Bring a warm clothing donation for free entry. Note: If you join CROC at this event, ($20 individual, $25 family/group annual membership), your event fee is also free. Participants must register and sign the liability waiver before entering the course. Each participant or team receives a course map and a control description sheet.

Without a clothing donation, fees for this event are:

  • $17 - individual (non-member)
  • +$5 - any additional persons in your group
  • kids under 10 are free
  • youth groups / scout groups: $10 per team
  • subtract $5 for CROC (or other O-club) members
  • subtract $5 for using your own epunch

Become a CROC member   -   Buy your own epunch

 

MAP AND DIRECTIONS

 

CONTACT:

Meet director: Teri Smith

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CROC Annual Member Appreciation party
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

CROC Annual Member Appreciation party

  • 7675 SW Capitol Hwy Portland 97219 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Event overview

At the Lucky Lab Multnomah Village, CROC recognizes all of our great members and volunteers for making another fantastic O-year!  Join us for a free sprint-O event, pizza, salad, and (no host) beer.  

As part of the Annual End of Year CROC festivities, we're having a sprint-O in a nearby Gabriel Park just before the start of the party.  Stop off at the park, try your hand at the short sprint course, then head right over to the nearby Lucky Lab pub in Multnomah Village for free salad and pizza, yummy beverages, and sharing tales with your fellow CROCers.

 

Highlights  

  1. Look at maps from major events from around the country
  2. A presentation from the US national women's mountain bike team members Abra McNair and Sue Grandjean from the world mountain bike championships
  3. Join in the coming year's event planning; new meet directors and course setters are welcome!

 

Times

Sprint at Gabriel Park: start anytime from from 3:00pm to 3:30 pm
Party: 4:00 to 6:30pm at the Lucky Lab

 

Sprint details

  •  Map handout from 3:00pm to 3:30pm
  •  The start location is the parking lot next to the Gabriel Park playground, basketball courts and baseball fields in the NE corner of the park. Turn off of SW Vermont St. onto SW 42nd for parking.
  •  No need to RSVP, plenty of maps will be printed
  •  You might want to bring a change of clothes and shoes for the party which immediately follows the sprint

Then, join us at the Lucky Lab for food and celebration!

 

Contact

John Godino 


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CROC Member Training Laurelhurst Park
Nov
5
11:00 AM11:00

CROC Member Training Laurelhurst Park

The CROC member training series offers an opportunity to practice and improve orienteering skills and learn with others.  Each event will focus on particular orienteering aspects. The training series is for club members only. There is no cost for members for these informal events.

VISUALIZATION AND MEMORY SKILLS

This training will focus on visualization as you run the course - both visualizing what's inside the control circle, and visualizing the terrain from what you see on the map. The training will have some memory skills exercises as well. Laurelhurst Park in southeast Portland is the venue. Contact Dan Grabski to register and to get the meet-up location, by November 2.

Time of this event is 11 am - 1 pm.

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Vampire Orienteering, Magness Tree Farm
Oct
28
10:30 AM10:30

Vampire Orienteering, Magness Tree Farm

  • 31195 SW Ladd Hill Rd Sherwood OR (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Event overview

Yes, it's time for another Halloween Vampire-O event - the 20th annual! Come on out and view the impressive fall foliage of Magness Tree Farm at this fun, family-friendly orienteering event with a Halloween twist.

First time orienteering enthusiasts are welcome at this event! The course is beginner friendly, because there are many controls in a small area, and almost everything is on a trail or close by. We will have free beginner clinics as needed before the start to show you everything you need In a few minutes.

Here's how it works:

  • You try to find as many controls as possible, in any order you like, within a one hour time period. But, vampires stalk the course, out to steal your points!
  • Two participants are designated vampires at the start. If a vampire "attacks" you, you have to surrender your punchcard, with any accumulated punched controls.
  • But don't worry, you can then "attack" someone else, get their punchcard, and you are back in business. (This means you might revisit controls you've already found.)
  • Jugs of garlic juice give you vampire immunity for two controls, look for them on the course.
  • Points are deducted if you take more than an hour, so bring a watch or phone to track the time.
  • Try to find the "walker" - a moving control worth extra points.
  • Main tip: don't be stuck at the end with a vampire card, that's zero points.

Come dressed for the occasion in your Halloween costumes; there will be a special prize for the Best Dressed. 

Halloween refreshments will be available after the event.

There will also be a short, beginner-friendly sprint course before the main event.

Note that there is limited to zero cell phone service at this event.

 

Courses

As a warm-up event, we'll also have a sprint course with start times from 10:30 to 11:15. 

The main event will have a mass start at noon. You have 1 hour to find as many controls as you can in any order you want (aka score-O format).

 

Times

  • Registration 10:30 am - 11:45am
  • Start times for sprint course  10:30am - 11:15am
  • Mass start Vampire O at noon
  • Course closes 1:00 pm
  • Snacks and awards, 1:00-1:30 pm

All teams must check out through the course finish before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.

 

Maps

See a map of a previous event here.

 

Volunteers

All CROC orienteering events are put on by volunteers, and the meet director can almost always used some extra hands. Please keep in mind:

  • No prior experience is needed for many of the tasks
  • You can still run your course of choice and help out
  • Your entry fee is FREE if you help out with a meet!  

Typical ways to assist are: helping with starts and finishes, checking in folks at registration, and picking up control flags after the course closes.

Please contact the meet director at the email address on the bottom of this page if you'd like to help out with this event. For more details, see the Volunteer pages.

 

REGISTRATION AND OTHER COSTS

  • The event is open to the public.
  • Beginners are welcome at this and all CROC events.  Beginner orienteering clinics are taught as needed.
  • If you join CROC at this event, ($20 individual, $25 family/group annual membership), your event fee is FREE!  Ask about this at meet registration.
  • If you volunteer for this event, your event fee is FREE also.  Contact the meet director if you'd like to help (no prior experience necessary).
  • All participants must register and sign the liability waiver before entering the course.

Fees for this event are:

  • $12 - individual (non-member)
  • +$5 - any additional persons in your team, same registration form
  • kids 9 and under are free
  • youth groups / scout groups: $12 per team
  • subtract $5 for orienteering club members (CROC or any other club)
  • Become a CROC member   -   Buy your own epunch

 

Results

Results are posted a few days after the event on the Events & Results page.

 

Contact

Meet director:  Mike Bruns


Map and Directions

Directions to Magness Tree Farm (from Portland)

  1. Take I-5 south from Portland to exit #283 (Wilsonville)
  2. At the end of the exit ramp, take a right onto Wilsonville Road
  3. After 4.3 miles, take a right onto Edminston Road
  4. After 1.3 miles, take a right onto SW Ladd Hill Road
  5. After .4 miles, take the right at the fork in the road by the Magness Memorial Tree Farm sign
  6. The public parking lot is 100 yards ahead on the left
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CROC Member Training-Sprint Orienteering at Columbia Park
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

CROC Member Training-Sprint Orienteering at Columbia Park

The CROC member training series offers an opportunity to practice and improve orienteering skills and learn with others.  Each event will focus on particular orienteering aspects. The training series is for club members only. There is no cost for members for these informal events.

Come out to Columbia Park in North Portland and work on sprint orienteering skills on a new map made by CROC member, Virginia Church. 

Practice checking your clue sheet, maintaining focus during changes of direction, and concentrating while having other racers make route choices around you. Or just come out and enjoy a little park sprint on an autumn day.

The Mass Start will begin at 10:15. If you're late or prefer not to start with the masses, I'll have maps available until 10:30.

Send an email by October 19th to Abra McNair to RSVP for the event. 

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O Skills in the Big Woods
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

O Skills in the Big Woods

CROC Member Training, Fall Series


Here's an opportunity to improve your orienteering skills and learn with other experienced colleagues in the great outdoors.  Each event will focus on particular orienteering skills. The training series is for club members only. There is no cost for members for these informal events.

Location: Old Maid Flat, west of Mt. Hood

The purpose of this workshop is to pull together several orienteering skills used to navigate in a wooded area, without the use of paths or other urban features. Skills include: assessing the map, linking distance on the map to distance on the ground, linking direction on the map to direction on the ground, how to break a long leg to manageable pieces, how to use safety bearings, and how to re-locate when temporarily lost. We’ll work together in a group, or groups if there are many participants.
 
This training is free for CROC members who want to sharpen their navigation skills in undeveloped terrain. Register by September 21 with Anndy Wiselogle; she'll send you the meeting location.

NOTE: mapping workshop previously scheduled on this date will be rescheduled.

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CROC Board Meeting
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

CROC Board Meeting

CROC holds quarterly board meetings at which all members may attend.

Meeting dates are: first Monday of December, March and June, and the second Monday of September, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

The meeting location may vary.

Please go to About > Contact and email us to find out where the next meeting will be.

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Deschutes Daze
Aug
30
to Sep 4

Deschutes Daze

REGISTRATION FOR DESCHUTES DAZE IS NOW CLOSED.

 EVENT DETAILS AND COURSE SETTERS' NOTES AVAILABLE HERE.

BONUS COURSE MAPS: Upper Dutchman flat: BROWN GREEN RED

The 6 days of events are bare-bones style. Daily meets focus on excellent maps and courses, but there are no posted results.
Courses are advanced, from brown to red in length. There will be no beginner to advanced beginner courses. We will be using e-punch so everyone can compare their splits. All events are mass starts, with a short starting window and a "start" e-punch unit. (Note: one event is mass start.)


SCHEDULE
    •    Wed. Aug 30 - Arnold Ice Cave, high desert, flattish, open sage/pine terrain punctuated with sunken lava tubes.  coordinates: 43.905868 -121.159145
    •    Thurs. Aug 31 - Central Oregon Community College, urban sprint in a complex mix of buildings on a rocky pine-covered slope. See event details for directions to start.
    •    Fri. Sept 1 - Lower Dutchman Flat, forested, hilly, intricate lava formations. Location/GPS Coordinates: Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center, 13000 Century Drive, Bend; 44°00'18'' 121°40'44"
    •    Sat. Sept 2 - Lava Butte, flat, open pine forest, individual relay. See event details for directions to start. Coordinates: 43°55’23.64”N, 121°21’3.73”W
    •    Sun. Sept 3 - Middle Dutchman Flat, forest, hilly; beautiful terrain chock-full of features. Directions/GPS Coordinates: Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center, 13000 Century Drive, Bend 44°00'18'' 121°40'44"
    •    Mon. Sept 4, Crooked River Grassland, 3-hour Score-O, high desert, hilly. Rogaine-style map will be used. Directions: Latitude longitude coordinates of event site: 44.4288,-121.0900. You will need to read the directions in the event details to drive to the start.

SEE TOP FOR BONUS MAPS AT THE TOP OF THE DUTCHMAN FLAT MAP.

REGISTRATION CLOSED
Cost: The entire week of events, August 30 - September 4, is $100 per person. Individual days are $20 per day. Registration closed August 22.

 

GROUP CAMPSITE at Tumalo State Park 44°07'44.2"N 121°19'52.3"W. The camping has been filled.
If you have previously signed up, camping check-in for the week is 4 PM Tuesday, August 29. Directions to campground in event details, top of page.

 

T-SHIRTS or HOODIE
Technical t-shirts (Sport-Tek ST350 in Atomic Blue) and Hoodies (Gilden Heavy Blend Hooded Sweatshirt in Sport Grey) may be available for $20 and $28 each. Pre-ordering is now closed.

 

LODGING
There are numerous motel/condo/B & B options in Bend. Up in the mountains, there are several walk-in, low-cost, high-scenery, Forest Service campgrounds located on Century Drive east of Bend (near the Dutchman Flat events). These are first-come, first-served, not reservable. Elk Lake Resort on Century Drive has economical camping sites and camping cabins which you can reserve. Camping is allowed in the national forests.

 

BEND! Between events, you can enjoy the outdoor playground of central Oregon. Must-see near Bend is the High Desert Museum and Lava Butte's trails though the flows. Explore great mountain biking and hiking trails in the Three Sisters wilderness or high desert. Rock climb at world-class Smith Rock, 30 minutes north of Bend. Cool off at some nearby back-country lakes, raft the Deschutes River, or head 2.5 hours south to Crater Lake National Park. The town of Bend offers a wide range of accommodations and some great restaurants.


QUESTIONS
Contact Event Director Scott Drumm

 

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CROC Member Training Precision Orienteering
Aug
5
9:00 AM09:00

CROC Member Training Precision Orienteering

CROC Member Training, Summer Series


Build fitness and sharpen your navigating skills (or just have fun) at these training events. Each event will focus on developing particular orienteering skills. The training series is for club members only, who want to improve their orienteering skills, improve fitness and do some socializing. There is no cost for members for these informal events. Results will not be posted, but if you want to keep track of your time, bring a timing device and a scoring sheet will be available.

Focus on Precision

We’ll key in on reading map detail and control description to improve accuracy in foot orienteering.
Start time is 9:00 a.m. at Mt. Tabor Park in SE Portland.
Email Scott Drumm to reserve a map and to find the exact meeting location.

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CROC Member Training  "Stoplight" Orienteering
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

CROC Member Training "Stoplight" Orienteering

CROC Member Training, Summer Series


Build fitness and sharpen your navigating skills (or just have fun) at these training events. Each event will focus on developing particular orienteering skills. The training series is for club members only, who want to improve their orienteering skills, improve fitness and do some socializing. There is no cost for members for these informal events. Results will not be posted, but if you want to keep track of your time, bring a timing device and a scoring sheet will be available.

Stoplight Orienteering

Learn techniques for faster orienteering: when and how to go fast, use medium speed and then go slower when close to a difficult control.

Start time is 10 AM at Creston Park in SE Portland. Email Ali Crocker to reserve a map and to find the exact meeting location.

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Lacamas Lake
Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

Lacamas Lake

Lacamas Park is a large wooded area near Camas, WA. The area features a complex network of canyons and spurs, with a beautiful series of waterfalls, cascades and potholes; some open rocky places, and an extensive trail network. The sound of rushing water can be heard throughout the park, and you may encounter a deer or two.

 

TIMES

  • Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Beginner clinics 10:45 am - 12:00 noon as needed
  • Intermediate workshop: Contours - 10:00 to 10:45 am
  • Course starts anytime between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • ALL COURSES CLOSE at 3:00 pm

All teams must check out through the course finish before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.

 

COURSES

  • White:  Beginner (about 2 Km, 8-10 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
  • Yellow:  Beginner / Intermediate (about 3 Km, 10-12 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
  • Orange:  Intermediate (about 4 Km, 12-14 controls, some off-trail, mostly on-trail navigation)
  • Green:  Advanced (about 5 to 6 Km, 15-20 controls, mostly off trail navigation)

Each participant or team receives a course map and a control description sheet.

For the advanced courses, wearing long pants or running tights is highly recommended.

 

Intermediate Workshop: Contour Lines - 10:00-10:45


This workshop focuses on understanding and working with contour lines. Learn what’s up and what gets you down with those squiggly brown lines. Meet at the registration area at 10:00 a.m. After the workshop you can apply the skills in the intermediate orienteering course.
Intermediate Workshops are for people who have done an orienteering course and want to improve their techniques in navigating off trails. No cost for the workshop.

 

VOLUNTEERS

All CROC orienteering events are put on by volunteers, and the meet director can almost always used some extra hands. Please keep in mind:

  • No prior experience is needed for many of the tasks
  • You can help out AND still run your course of choice
  • Your entry fee is FREE if you help out with a meet!  

Typical ways to assist are:  helping with starts and finishes, checking in folks at registration, and picking up control flags after the course closes.
Please contact the meet director at the email address on the bottom of this page if you'd like to volunteer at this event. For more details, see the Volunteer pages.

 

RESULTS

Results are posted to the Events & Results web page a few days after the event.

 

REGISTRATION AND OTHER COSTS

The event is open to the public. Note: If you join CROC at this event, ($20 individual, $25 family/group annual membership), your event fee is FREE! Ask about this at meet registration. All participants must register and sign the liability waiver before entering the course. Each participant or team receives a course map and a control description sheet.

Fees for this event are (new as of March 2017):

  • $17 - individual (non-member)
  • +$5 - any additional persons in your group ($22 max per team)
  • subtract $5 for CROC members (or any other O-club)
  • subtract $5 for using your own epunch
  • kids under 10 are free
  • youth groups / scout groups: $15 per team

There is no entry charge for using the park.

CONTACT

Meet director: Virginia Church and Michael Holliday

 

MEET LOCATION: The park area is north of Camas, WA; east of Washington SR 500/SE Everett Rd. Drive over the bridge between Round Lake and Lacamas Lake and turn right on 35th Ave, then left into the gravel parking lot. See map below.

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Central WA orienteering with COC
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Central WA orienteering with COC

Our Seattle friends at Cascade Orienteering Club (COC) are hosting a doubleheader weekend of orienteering on some very interesting terrain in central Washington on Sat June 17 and Sun June 18.

Saturday will be a middle distance event at Moses Lake Sand Dunes in Moses Lake WA.

Sunday will be a longer distance "goat" event at Fishtrap Lake in Sprague WA.

See complete details on the cascade orienteering club website: 

http://cascadeoc.org/event/ultimate-orienteer-8-middle/

and

http://cascadeoc.org/event/ultimate-orienteer-9-goat-2017/

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