Gray Owl Open Orienteering Sat. & Sun. March 6-7, 2021

Filed under: Latest News,Next Events by Joseph on February 18th, 2021

Update 2/27/21 – The expert courses are designed, and I have added a Blue course (see lengths below). I have updated another sq. km of the map, and the courses make good use of it. There is also a section in the Rock Garden. In order to use these areas, the expert courses have a remote start, and a very remote finish. The Rock Garden now uses the same basemap as the rest of map (thank you Dave), so it is included on both sides of the map. With the rest of the map at 1:10000 and by itself on the other side at 1:4000 scale. This makes the transition from one side to the other much easier.

  • Everyone is welcome at this event – Beginners through Expert.
  • Date: Saturday & Sunday March 6 & 7, 2021
    • This event will be available on both Saturday and Sunday.
    • The same actual courses will be available on both days.
    • As an example, the Orange course on Saturday uses the same control locations as the Orange course on Sunday.
  • Location: 1725 Gray Owl Rd, Asheboro, NC in the heart of the Birkhead Wilderness.
    • 35.634843, -79.881873
    • Parking: You will drive about 1/4 mile on Gray Owl Rd, then turn left at the sign and drive another 1/4 mile in. Drive to the end of the driveway, turn around and park on the right side of the driveway heading out. Do not drive on the grass – you will get stuck!
  • Course Types:
    • Expert (Brown, Green, Red, Blue)
    • Advanced (Orange)
    • Intermediate (Yellow)
    • Beginner (White)
  • Beginner Class
    • We will offer beginner classes on both days. There are two arrival time slots each day reserved for beginners who are taking the class. The classes will start at 11:45 am and 12:45 pm, so plan to arrive at the beginning of your arrival time slot.
  • Arrival Time Slots for Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 2:00 PM
    • You should sign up for one of the half hour time slots, and you should arrive any time during the half hour you signed up for. As time slots fill up they will be removed from the choices.
      You must register in advance of the event
      Register for Saturday (March 6)
      Register for Sunday (March 7)
  • Course Closes: 3:30 PM
  • Orienteering Courses offered:
    • White
    • Yellow
    • Orange
    • Brown 3.8 km
    • Green 5.5 km
    • Red 6.9 km
    • Blue 8.7 km
      • The Blue course is the same as the Red course, except I have added some long legs by skipping the remote finish and using the finish by the house.
  • Event Director: Joseph & Ruth

One Response to “Gray Owl Open Orienteering Sat. & Sun. March 6-7, 2021”

  1. Will time slots be available/needed for Saturday?

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