Mendon Ponds - June 3rd
The next ROC meet is Saturday, June 3rd at Mendon Ponds Park. Start at Hopkins Point, Pond View Shelter from 10am-12 noon. The format is point-to-point with an emphasis on short, fast legs with some longer legs. Maps will be printed at 1:7,500. Four courses will be available:
White (beginner) 2.2km
Yellow/Orange (intermediate) 3.5km
Brown (short advanced) 4.5km
Red (long advanced) 6.0km
Instruction will be available for beginners. Rain or shine, we hope to see you there!
Cummings Nature Center - Rogaine/Score Event
When: Sunday May 21, 2017
Where: Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd, Naples, NY 14512
Registration: Here or at the event
9:00AM – Center opens
9:15AM – Registration Opens
9:30AM – Maps Available
9:30AM to 10:15AM - Participant Map Planning
10:15AM – Participant Briefing
10:30AM – Start
1:30PM – Finish/Control Pickup
Event Format: This will be a time limited 3-hour score-O event with 30 controls. We expect the leader to clear the course in about two hours. Points will be deducted at 10 points/minute.
Terrain: The terrain is a drainage flat land with an adjacent managed forest hillside. The property is packed full of logging skidder tracks of varying degrees of walkability. Streams are mainly immature with shallow reentrants. Forest areas are a mix of open deciduous hardwoods with minimal impassable vegetation to logged land with impassable but localized logging slash. The highest control is 125 meters in elevation relative to the start/finish area.
Map: The map is very new and is in a state of maturity more akin to rogaining rather than orienteering. Logging trails are well mapped but vary in their ease of use. Drainage is fairly well mapped and is best mapped in the areas of controls. Mapping of point features is less mature but has been mapped well in the areas of controls. There are many enormous rootstocks some 3-4 meters high that are not mapped if they are not near controls. Vegetation boundaries of changes in species are fairly well mapped but degrees of runability are less mature.
Water on the Course: Water jugs will be placed on the course. There will be NO CUPS at the water jugs. Please bring your own container.Food: Fruit, snacks, and drinks will be provided.
Course Summary for Powder Mills May 13 2017
Starts from 10:00 am to noon at Wadhams Lodge
It’s time to order your ROC 2017 Schedule Tee-shirt! Available in Youth, Men’s and Women’s sizes in a performance fabric. With a ROC Schedule Shirt you no longer have to worry about locating your schedule or checking online. Your shirt will be an ever-ready reminder of the next meet. Order and pay online this week, please (by May 13th). Only $10 per shirt. http://roc.us.orienteering.org/t-shirts
Rotary Sunshine Camp - Regular Event
Sunday April 30th, Noon - 2pm
Parking will be in the main lot and the gravel lot then a 500 m walk to the start building. Look for signs and streamers.
Red - 6 km
Green - 5.1 km
Brown - 3.8 km
Orange - 4.4 km
Yellow - 2.4 km
White - 1.5 km
All regular courses are offered. The woods are very open this time of year. Rotary has very little climb with 2.5 m contours. The map is comprised of Rotary Sunshine Camp and DEC lands which surround it. You will notice camp boundary signs which are marked on the map. There are rock features such as boulders and rock piles.
It is wet out there! If water is mapped it will be there but there will be more water which is NOT mapped. Dark green is still impassable but most else is passable, especially green slash. Vegetation boundaries have not been updated so keep that in mind (especially in the northern middle section of the map).
Hope to see you there!
Lindsay Worner - Course Setter
Orienteering Clinic Saturday 4/22
Learn the basics of orienteering! For those who have been hoping for some formal instruction before heading out on the trail, ROC will present classroom instruction on how to read orienteering maps. Then everyone will go out into Cobb's Hill Park to do a short orienteering course. We will regroup to talk about what was learned out on the course.
Experienced ROC members will be there to guide you and share their expertise. You will come away from this workshop ready to participate in ROC's many events held throughout the season.
There is no charge! The clinic will include the following topics:
● Classroom instruction on terminology and techniques
● Learn to read an orienteering map
● Practice navigating an orienteering course in Cobb’s Hill Park
● Find out about Rochester area permanent orienteering courses and local meets
Come dressed for the weather with appropriate footwear for variable trail conditions. We will be working both in the classroom and outdoors.
You are strongly encouraged to register on-line if you expect to attend
New Schedule is Posted!
The 2017 schedule is now posted. Make sure to add events to your calendar. Also please sign up to volunteer!