This session will be your first chance to test your Hike N Nav, and your Bike N Nav skills on your own, and without a coach/teacher. This 4 hour course will be set in a Rogaine format. Which means each check point has a point value and the goal is to get as many as you can before the 4 hour cut off. Check points will have different values depending upon the difficulty to find them, and distance to travel. For those beginners, I have placed several full size Orienteering panels for easy locating. The balance of the CP's will be my famous orange duct tape with CP marking. Many of you will already know where some of these CP's are located if you have attended my orienteering classes in the past. The challenge will be for you to organize a route that maximizes CP's with different point values and distance traveled. For those parents bringing kids, you can chose to do the beginner route with the full size panels. If you feel you would like to challenge your children more you can try the orange duct tape CP's.
We start with a pre-training session talk at 7:30am. Actual session starts at 8am and has a 12 noon cut off. Bring enough food and water to last the four hours.
The course is set up to hike first then bike. You may elect to do only the hike, or only the bike. If you want to be considered as completing the whole course you must find at least one hike CP and one bike CP.
Mandatory gear for both courses:
Compass, Pack with bladder, cell phone with camera, all per person. First Aid kit
Mandatory hike gear:
Mandatory bike gear:
mountain bike, helmet, gloves, sunglasses
This training session happens rain or shine so bring appropriate clothing and layers.
Plan on having fun, being challenged, and enjoying our beautiful NM outdoors !
TEAMS: Teams of one, two, three, four are permitted
We're meeting past the Silver Mine Trail Head and approximately 1.4 miles from the paved road.
Parking is very limited ! Please car pool whenever you can. thx