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2012 Anza-Borrego Desert Orienteering Meet

January 13-16 (Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend)

Two days of B-meet classic courses featuring new areas, Model Event, Maze-O and the “Borrego” & “Lamb” (Goat format): 5 events in 4 days!

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, CA, 90 miles (2-hour drive) NE of San Diego, CA

Stan Watson, 3673 Mount Aclare Ave., San Diego, CA 92111
To register for the Anza Borrego 2012 Meet online,
go to:
Late fees apply after January 6, 2012. You can register day of event on site, but expect delays and late fees.
Online registration closes at midnight January 10, 2012 PST. To see who has already signed up online,
go to:

Friday, January 13:
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Check In and packet pick-up
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Model Event in Hawk Canyon near the Competition Center
6:00 PM: No-Host Dinner at Pablito’s Mexican Restaurant in Borrego Springs (15 miles West).
Saturday, January 14:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Registration and packet pick-up
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: B-Meet Classic day 1 starts
1:00 PM: Classic courses close
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Maze-O starts at “The Slot” (1.2 km hike from the Competition Center). NO PARKING at “The Slot” parking area.
5:30 PM: Pot-luck Social and BBQ at the Competition Center
Sunday, January 15:
9:00 AM – 11:00: B-Meet Classic day 2 starts
1:00 PM: Awards
1:00 PM: Classic courses close
Sunday Afternoon: Control pick-up and sight-seeing, hiking and exploring the canyons and geologic features, including Agua Caliente Hot Springs, Palm Canyon Oasis, Split Mountain and the more than 70 metal sculptures of prehistoric residents of the area located in and around the town of Borrego Springs.
Monday, January 16:
• 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM: Registration for the “Borrego” and “Lamb”
• 8:30 AM: Mass start for the “Borrego” and “Lamb”
• 12:00 PM: “Borrego” and “Lamb” courses close

Dry camping near the competition center: $5.00 per car (Bring your own water). There are improved campgrounds at Ocotillo Wells (8 miles E) and at Palm Canyon/Borrego Springs Ranger Station (11 miles W).

Saturday, 5:30 PM: $5.00 per person or bring food or drink for 4-6. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served.

Registration, packet pick-up, camping, finishes for days of the B-Meet and the “Borrego” and “Lamb”, E-punch download, results, first aid tent and radio command center will be located on the saddle at the junction of Buttes Pass Road and Goat Trail, 1.4 miles(2.2 km) north from Highway 78.

Park on the side of the road and within one car width of the road. Do not trample vegetation or drive over geological formations.
Fires built on the ground are NOT permitted. Bring a metal container to hold your fire. Pack out all ashes. Gathering fuel is prohibited.
Take your trash home with you. Pack it in . . . pack it out.
Quiet hours are from 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM If you are running a generator, keep it off from 8:00 PM -10:00 AM .
Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash and are allowed only in the developed campgrounds and on dirt roads. Dogs are not allowed on trails or in wilderness areas. No dogs on the orienteering courses.
Vehicles must remain on established roads.
Natural & cultural features are protected and may not be removed or disturbed.
Bring your own water. Portable toilets and a solar shower will be available near the Competition Center.

From the West take Highway 78 through Julian and go 10.5 miles past the junction with S-3 (Yaqui Pass Road) and 1.5 miles past the junction of Highway 78 with Borrego Springs Road. Look for the brown Buttes Pass and Orienteering signs on the left. Turn off Highway 78 onto the dirt Buttes Pass Road and go 1.6 km (one mile) to the junction and go right 0.7 km (0.4 mi.) to the camping area and Competition Center on the broad saddle. From the East take Highway 78 about 7 miles past Ocotillo Wells and look for the Buttes Pass and Orienteering signs on the right and follow Buttes Pass Road as described above.

Park in designated areas only. All parking areas will be marked/flagged. There will be 60 parking spots within 0.5 miles of the Competition Center. An additional 20 parking spots will be available just south of Highway 78 about 1.4 miles from the Competition Center. No parking at “The Slot”. Parking is VERY LIMITED so carpooling is highly encouraged! All available parking is accessible by 2WD vehicles. We will have parking personnel to direct you to the appropriate spots. Tickets will be issued for parking violations (see Park rules above) and violations will jeopardize future orienteering use in the State Park. Beware of sandy areas where you probably will get stuck. If you do get stuck, do not let your wheels spin. Ask staff for assistance.

Michael DuBois (206) 384-7473
Bill Gookin (619) 992-9456

Anders Plymoth

We appreciate volunteers! You make this meet possible! If you would like to volunteer in the days before the meet or during the meet, please contact the Meet Director, Michael DuBois (206) 384-7473

Compass rental: $1.00 / day
E-Stick (SI Finger) rental: $2.00 each event/race.
Per person for each event/race or groups with one map (extra maps can be purchased for a fee).
Until Jan 6th:
Adults $8.00 per day
Juniors (19 and under) $5.00 per day
After Jan 6th: Adults $12.00 per day
Juniors (19 and under) $8.00 per day

Approximate course parameters:
Saturday Blue - 8.7km, 230m, 15 controls
Red - 7.0km, 175m, 13 controls
Green - 5.8km, 210m, 13 controls
Brown - 3.8km, 125m, 10 controls
Orange - 4.1km, 165m, 12 controls
Yellow - 3.5km, 90m, 10 controls
White - 3.3km, 70m, 12 controls
Sunday Blue - 8.0km, 220m, 12 controls
Red - 7.0km, 235m, 13 controls
Green - 5.4km, 210m, 13 controls
Brown - 3.8km, 145m, 10 controls
Orange - 3.8km, 120m, 11 controls
Yellow - 2.4km, 80m, 11 controls
White- 2.0km, 75m, 12 controls

(Saturday 14 January, starts 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM): Freestyle Score-O with three courses: Short (3 controls), Medium (6 controls), Long (9 controls)
Maze courses require advanced navigation skills and participants 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult

(Monday 16 January, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM):
Mass start “Goat” style Long-O events with the Borrego about 15 km and Lamb about 7 km

(Friday 13 January, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM): Non-timed event to get acquainted with the map and terrain. Individuals or groups: $2.00 map charge

Located in the town of Borrego Springs about 11 miles west of the event area. Go to … and it’s the busy season in the desert so reserve early!

Every competitor must carry a whistle on the course. In the event of an emergency, the signal is 3 blasts on the whistle. Do not blow your whistle except in an emergency situation. Competitors who hear an emergency signal or see someone in need are required to stop and provide assistance. Volunteer paramedics will be staffing the first aid tent. Radio communications personnel will be patrolling the area in case anyone needs assistance while on the course.

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