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Night-O at Pocahontas
Test your orienteering skills at night & burn off some of that Thanksgiving turkey! This course is set in the woods of Pocahontas State Park in an area with no lights, so it's NOT for first-timers. Those with some orienteering experience and are comfortable in the woods, should have fun with this course! ************************************ Starts: Start at any time between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. You must be back to the start by 9:30 pm, so be sure to have some way to track your time while you're out there. Cost: Maps are $5 each. Location: The start/finish is at a small parking area along Qualla Rd. Look for red & white orienteering arrow signs at the road. Parking: A $5 state park parking fee will be collected, unless you have a state park permit. Bring your own compass, or borrow one of ours (on a first-come basis). Be prepared to leave car keys or an ID as a deposit when borrowing. Dress appropriately for the weather & for travel off-trail at night. Bring a headlamp or good flashlight - it gets DARK out there! *** No beginner instruction will be available at this meet. Beginners should not attend this meet. *** Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions! +++++ When you RSVP, please answer the question & indicate: (1) how many maps you will need, (2) if you can help at the meet. This really helps us with planning! +++++ *** Our meets wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers. Please consider offering some of your time at this or another upcoming meet. *** Course Details: Tonight's course will be a 21-point Score-O course with a 90-minute time limit (and no later than 9:30 pm). This area has a mix of fire roads, small complicated bike trails, and good runnable forest, but no lights, so it should make for tricky but enjoyable night orienteering. Penalties are 1 control for every 2 minutes or fraction thereof over time, so keep an eye on the time! Course Designer: Phil Dawson

Qualla Road / Horner Forest Parking Lot of Pocahontas State Park

Horner Forest Trail · chesterfield, VA

Respond by: 11/24/2018
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