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2014 Anza-Borrego Desert Orienteering Meet

January 18-19 (Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend)

Medium Courses [White through Blue], Maze-O, “Borrego” & “Lamb” (Goat format), and Score-O: 4 events in 2 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

Please register on-line here

To see who has already registered go here


Friday 17th

1730 - No host dinner at Pablito's Mexican Restaurant in Borrego Springs

Day 1: Saturday 18th

Medium Courses
0830 - registration opens
0900 - Starts begin
1100 - Starts close
1400 - Course closes
There is a 3 hour time limit on any course

1400 - Starts begin
1500 - Starts close
1600 - Course closes
There is a one hour time limit on this course.

1700 -Potluck and Bon Fire begin

Day 2: Sunday 19th

Borrego or Lamb
0830 - Mass start
1130 - Courses close

Score-O into Scavenger-O
1330 - Mass Start for Score-O
1430 - Scavenger-O starts while people are still on course.
1530 - Scavenger-O closes, everyone back to finish


Day 1: Courses

Medium Courses
Blue - 7.3 km - 238m climb - 15 controls
Red - 5.8 km - 200m climb - 14 controls
Green - 3.9 km - 190m climb - 9 controls
Orange - 3.1 km - 105m climb - 9 controls
Brown - 3.1 km - 115m climb - 10 controls
Yellow - 2.7 km - 65m climb - 11 controls
White - 1.8 km - 55m climb - 10 controls

9 controls [find as many as you can in one hour]

Borrego - 10.95 km / 500 m climb
Lamb - 7.3 km / 380 m climb


Dry camping near the competition center: No charge [included in the registration fees]. See flat fee description below.
(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.

Saturday, 5:00 PM: There is no charge but see the fees section below for details.

Registration, packet pick-up, camping, finishes for days of the B-Meet and the “Borrego” and “Lamb”, E-punch download, and results 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.

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. 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.

Michael DuBois, Geir Moholdt, and Jeff Coker
Bill Gookin, 619-992-9456

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.

We are trying a new fee structure this year. Online registration will pay a flat fee of $20.00 for the entire weekend. This includes camping fees, entry in all four events and e-stick rental (if you need it). Registration on site will also be a flat rate but will be $15.00 per day. There will be no charge for the pot-luck but SDO will not be providing the main course this year. It will truely be a pot-luck. SDO will however provide barbeques if you want to bring your own to cook on site.

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.

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