Horse Flats Minimalist Meet

June 9, 2013

Revisiting an historic orienteering map with limited updates!
LAOC hasn't used this map in even distant memory. Mainly because there's very little parking at the site. The historic map is 1:15000, contour interval 40 ft. Bruce transferred the map into OCAD and made minor corrections.

This event will be minimalist meaning handled by one person, Bruce Corning.

The area is beautiful San Gabriel mountain terrain: manzanita, Jeffrey pines, sage scrub, with nice rock and contour features. How well the map has stood the test of time will be revealed. Horse Flats is at 5,650 feet above sea level. It is part of the Angeles National Forest. Participants will sign themselves in at Start and out at Finish. Participants must carry their own water, compass and a safety whistle. Control flags will be used with pin punch. Results will be posted afterward based on the signin/signout. Epunch will not be used. Bring a sack lunch and discuss the area after your trek while you wait for your carpool to reassemble.

Two courses will be offered: "Long", ~5.1k in length, mostly intermediate navigation with two or three advanced legs; & "Short", ~2.9k in length, at Yellow and Orange level, intermediate navigation required. (Course lengths as of June 1, subject to change.)

NO beginner course or instruction will be offered. This event is not suitable for novices.

Preregistration & payment through the website is required by June 7th by 6pm. Participation is limited to 50 people. Register early to reserve your spot.

Participants will be required to check-in remotely between 9 - 9:30am and to carpool to the event site. Exact directions to the event site will be provided at check-in.

Check-in will be just off the 2 highway north of the junction with the 210 freeway in La Canada. Park along Flanders Rd which parallels the Angeles Crest Highway (2) on the east side. There will be an O-sign there so you can't miss it.

Registration is closed. No on-site registration.

Horse Flats, Horse Flats

Sunday, June 9
9:00 am - 1:00 pmHorse Flats Minimalist: Horse Flats Minimalist Meet
Course Setter:Bruce Corning
Location Details

Horse Flats
Horse Flats
Google Map

There's very limited parking at Horse Flats (18 spaces!). We will carpool up from check-in remotely from a check-in location. Check-in will be just off the 2 highway north of the junction with the 210 freeway in La Canada. Park along Flanders Rd which parallels the Angeles Crest Highway (2 highway) on the east side.
Course Details
Course NameLength (km)Climb (m)No. Controls
Orange (Advanced) Point-to-Point2.91106
Green (Expert) Point-to-Point5.123011

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Required Waiver

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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