July Orienteering Field Day

Friday, July 3 from 5p-8p - Registration CLOSED

Registration CLOSED

minimum/maximum = 8/25
to confirm minimum course offering, registration closes June 26th

Welcome to the Beat the Sun Field Day. This session is the first opportunity of the season to step out of your comfort zone to test your map and compass or GPS knowledge. This three-hour challenge is designed to build your confidence, and skill, at finding control points at your own pace and with a route of your own making.

* 4:45p – Map and clue sheet distributed
* 5p – Prompt start
* 8p – Practice finish (be at the finish line on time)
* Following – Time to eat

This field day is a ROGAINE style challenge.

You will have three hours to find as many control points as possible using map and compass or your GPS skills. You choose how many control points, and the course you want to follow while also managing time. You must return to the start/finish line at 8p. For every minute you are late, points are deducted.

After the conclusion of the practice, there will be dinner of homemade soup, bread, mixed greens and dessert.  

What to Bring: A compass, a writing utensil and your day pack with the 10 Essentials – there will be no water on the course.

Directions: Will be provided to registrants one week prior to the challenge date. Start/finish line is approximately 30 minutes from the Pagosa Springs Visitor Center in the Fawn Gulch/Johnny Creek area.

Challenge Limit: Limit of 25 individuals (minimum of 8) – rate includes map and clue sheet, homemade soup and bread.

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