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2013 Anza-Borrego Desert Orienteering Meet


January 18-21 (Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend)

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B-meet classic course with Model Event, Maze-O, “Borrego” & “Lamb” (Goat format), Score-O and Scavenger-O: 5 events in 4 days!

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

REGISTRAR
Stan Watson, 3673 Mount Aclare Ave., San Diego, CA 92111
SDO.registrar@yahoo.com

Please register on-line here

Late fees apply after January 6th, 2013. You can register the day of the event on site but expect delays and late fees.

SCHEDULE
Friday, January 18:
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 19:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Registration and packet pick-up
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: B-Meet - all seven Middle Distance Courses
1:00 PM: B-Meet courses close
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Maze-O starts at “The Slot” (1.2 km hike from the Competition Center). NO PARKING at "The Slot". LAST START is 3pm. at “The Slot” parking area.
5:30 PM: Pot-luck Social and BBQ at the Competition Center
Sunday, January 20:
8:30 AM: Mass start for the “Borrego” and “Lamb”
9:00 AM – 11:00: White and Yellow Course starts
1:00 PM: Courses close
Sunday Afternoon: Sght-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 21:
8:30 AM: Mass start for the Score-O
9:30 AM: Mass start for Scavenger-O

CAMPING
Dry camping near the competition center: $5.00 per car
(Bring your own water). Portable toilets and a solar shower will be available near the Competition Center. There are improved campgrounds at Ocotillo Wells (8 miles East) and at Palm Canyon/Borrego Springs Ranger Station (11 miles West). Water is available at the improved campgrounds and at the Ocotillo Wells and Borrego Springs stores.

POTLUCK
Saturday, 5:30 PM: $5.00 per person or bring food or drink for 4-6.

COMPETITION CENTER
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.

ANZA-BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK
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.

DIRECTIONS
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.

PARKING
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. Citations 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.

COURSE SETTER
Michael DuBois, Geir Moholdt, Jeff Coker, Karen Dennis and David Irving
MEET DIRECTOR
Bill Gookin, 619-992-9456 BillGookin@aol.com

VOLUNTEERS
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.

FEES:
Compass rental: $1.00 / day
E-Stick (SI Finger) rental: $2.00 each event/race.
Safety Whistles: $1.00 (to keep).
Per person for each event or group with one map (extra maps can be purchased for $2.00 each); groups are permitted on WHITE, YELLOW and ORANGE Courses only!
NOTE: the Monday events are free.

Until Jan 6th:
Adults non-members $10.00 per event
SDO members $6.00 per event
Juniors (17 and under) $4.00 per event
After Jan 6th:
Adults non-members $15.00 per event
SDO members $10.00 per event
Juniors (17 and under) $6.00 per event
After 11th:
Do not mail or email entry forms: bring them to the meet!

MODEL EVENT
(Friday 18 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. SDO members no charge.

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

SAFETY
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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