Camp Tahquitz - National Orienteering Week!

September 11, 2016
Sunday

Celebrate National Orienteering Week with forest orienteering for all. Open pine forest, an intricate trail network, and camp structures make Tahquitz Boy Scout camp an excellent challenge for every level. We'll have beginner courses and instruction, along with the technical, open running that experienced members crave.

Course Setter's Notes:
Trail Network - Camp Tahquitz is a highly developed property. As such it includes many small trails leading in and out of camp areas. I've done my best to update the map to support this year's courses, but it's far from a complete re-field check. There are likely to be many unmapped smaller trails. In addition, since the last time we used Tahquitz they have installed a pedestrian bridge over the highway. This means that new trails have been made leading to the bridge and trails leading to the old road crossings have been mostly purposefully obliterated. Also, a few years ago some mountain bike trails were added to the map. These are mostly now in disuse and faded away. But some are still used enough to remain on the map as small footpaths or indistinct trails.

The Bridge - Orange and Expert courses cross the bridge. A control has been placed at the bridge to force this route choice. You will punch this control twice - each time you cross the bridge. The highway is out-of-bounds. Please do not cross except at the bridge and if you wish to follow the highway as a handrail, do so a safe distance away in the woods and not on the pavement shoulder.

Water - Water will be placed at the bridge control for the longer courses.

Meadows - Note that the two large meadows on the map are covered with black stripes, indicating that they are out-of-bounds. Please do not cross through the meadows. Find routes that go around.

Foxtails - Be prepared for lots of foxtails. I stopped a number of times while tagging to pull foxtails out of my socks.

Location

Tahquitz Boy Scout Camp, South Parking, Angelus Oaks, CA

Schedule
Sunday, September 11
9:30 am - 12:00 pmCamp Tahquitz: Registration
10:00 am - 12:00 pmCamp Tahquitz: Orienteering Starts
Volunteers
Meet Director:Clare Durand
Course Setter:Clare Durand
Assistant Course Setter:Mike Reason
Location Details

Tahquitz Boy Scout Camp
South Parking
Angelus Oaks, CA
Google Map


From the 10 fwy South in Redlands, exit Orange street and turn left. Head North to E. Lugonia Ave and turn right. This will become Mentone Blvd and then Mill Creek Rd. It is also highway 38. Follow this road, stay to the left at the Mill Creek Ranger Station, all the way past Angelus Oaks. Camp Tahquitz is about 6 miles past Angelus Oaks. Camp Tahquitz is just past Jenks Lake Rd. About 200m after passing the pedestrian bridge, turn right onto a road leading into south camp all the way to the top where you will find the parking area. Please park facing out.
Course Details
Course NameLength (km)Climb (m)No. Controls
White (Basic)2.15512
Yellow (Intermediate)2.69512
Orange (Advanced)3.513015
Short Expert3.513013
Long Expert4.718513
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Minors attending without a parent must bring this required waiver filled out by their parent for each event or they will NOT be allowed to participate. Adults and parents with children may sign the waiver at the event.

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