This meet is part of CROC's 2019 Classic Series. Click here for current standings and information about the series.
Date: Sat. Oct 12 (10 am to 3 pm)
Location: Catherine Creek, Columbia River Gorge, near Lyle WA
Courses: Four different courses for all skill levels; Classic point-to-point orienteering format
Intermediate skills workshop: from 10:00 to 10:45, details below
Meet Director: Virginia Church
Catherine Creek offers up incomparable Columbia Gorge scenery. The terrain is open and the features are varied and intricate, adding up to some fun orienteering at all levels. Most of the advanced courses are off-trail.
If this is your first time orienteering, welcome! Free beginner clinics are offered at this event to teach you everything you need to know.
We use an electronic scoring and timing system known as “e-punch” Each entry or team needs to have an e-punch stick. If you don't have your own e-punch stick, you can rent one at registration for an additional $5. Using the e-punch is easy. You can learn how at the event, or read about e-punch here.
Intermediate Skills Workshop - TBA
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
White: Beginner (1.1 km) on-trail navigation. Shorter than usual to compensate for steepness. Great views!
Yellow: Beginner/ Intermediate (2.4 km) on trails and other linear features.
Orange: Intermediate (4.5 km) mostly off-trail navigation. 200 meters of climb, 12 controls.
Green: Advanced (5.7 km) off-trail navigation. 275 meters of climb, 13 controls.
REGISTRATION AND OTHER COSTS
Payment is by cash or check only; credit/debit cards are not accepted.
Fees for this event are:
$7 - individual (base rate)
+$5 - any additional persons in your group
+$5 - not an orienteering club member
+$5 - epunch rental
Scout or youth groups - $12 per team
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 on the bottom of this page if you'd like to volunteer at this event. For more details, see the Get Involved pages.
The team time will be posted to the Events & Results page a few days after the event.
Meet director: Virginia Church
DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND LOCATION
Latitude longitude coordinates of the event location. Copy paste these into Google maps or a smartphone mapping app to get a map and directions to the event.
From Portland, go east on I-84 to Hood River. Cross the bridge to the Washington side, and turn right on WA 14.
Go about 5.8 miles, and then turn left on old Highway 8. Drive about 1.5 more miles and look for the orienteering signs by the parking area. NOTE: there are no services near the event. Bingen is the nearest town.