Mt Pinos Two-Day

June 24, 2018

Map Update for Red Runners
By request, Red maps at the scale of 1:10,000 will be made available on Sunday. Those running F-21+ are still required to use the 1:15,000 map. Other classes on the Red course will have their choice. In making your decision you should take into account that the 1:10,000 version of the map shows less of the terrain and has a few controls near the edge of the page. The 1:15,000 map extends further so you can see the terrain beyond these controls.

Please join us in the Beautiful Los Padres National Forest just West of Frazier Park for two days of wonderful mountain orienteering.

Mt Pinos is at an elevation of approx 8000 ft. The area is lush with pine trees, chaparral, granite, and a multitude of wildflowers. The temperature is generally in the high 80s during the day and can get a little chilly at night.

Sunday has been sanctioned as a National event by Orienteering USA. Everyone who runs on that day will receive national ranking points and we will have awards for age class winners.

Saturday night we will have an informal potluck for those who are interested at campsites 29 and 30 at McGill Campground. Bring a dish to share. We will have firewood and snacks.

Camping at McGill is on a reservation basis, info can be found by clicking link below. Mt Pinos campground is first come, first serve. There are several hotel/motels down the hill and links are provided below. There are also several restaurants to choose from should one not prefer to camp.

Awards will be given for Sunday's sanctioned event for first place.

LAOC and affiliate members will receive a $5.00 total discount for the weekend whether you participate 1 or 2 days.

Nearby lodging options:
McGill Campground
Pine Mountain Inn
Motel 6
Holiday Inn Express


Mt. Pinos, McGill Campground, Frazier Park, CA (Saturday Classic)

Mt. Pinos, Nordic Center, Frazier Park, CA (Sunday Classic NRE)

Saturday, June 23
9:30 am - 12:00 pmSaturday Classic: Registration/Check-in Open
10:00 am - 12:00 pmSaturday Classic: Starts
2:30 pmSaturday Classic: Courses Close
Sunday, June 24
8:30 am - 11:00 amSunday Classic NRE: Registration/Check-in Open
9:00 am - 11:00 amSunday Classic NRE: Starts
2:00 pmSunday Classic NRE: Courses Close
Meet Director:Kim Pincus
Course Setter:Clare Durand
Course Setter:Erin Lyscio
Course Consultant:Peter Goodwin
Vetter:Bruce Garbaccio
Location Details

Saturday Classic
Mt. Pinos
McGill Campground
Frazier Park, CA
Google Map

From I-5, take exit 205 for Frazier Mountain Park Rd. Turn west onto Frazier Mountain Park Rd.
Continue straight through all intersections for about 17 miles. Entrance to McGill campground will be on your right.
Follow Orange and White orienteering signs to parking and registration.
Day use fee for the parking lot inside the campground is $10.00 payable by fee envelope. There is very limited parking outside of the campground.

Sunday Classic NRE
Mt. Pinos
Nordic Center
Frazier Park, CA
Google Map

From I-5, take exit 205 for Frazier Mountain Park Rd. Turn west onto Frazier Mountain Park Rd.
Continue straight through all intersections for about 20 miles until you reach a large parking lot at the end of the road near the top of a mountain.
Park near the Nordic Center building. It's the only one around. You can't miss it.
Course Details
Saturday Classic
Course NameLength (km)Climb (m)No. Controls
White (Basic)2.4658
Yellow (Intermediate)3.211012
Orange (Advanced)4.62508
Brown (Expert)3.71507
Green (Expert)5.32808
Red (Expert)6.73759

Sunday Classic NRE
Course NameLength (km)Climb (m)No. Controls
White (Basic)2.3658
Yellow (Intermediate)2.81309
Orange (Advanced)3.219510
Brown (Expert)3.41659
Green (Expert)4.325010
Red (Expert)5.930514
Blue (Expert)7.237516
Online Preregistration is now closed. Day of event registration will be available on site.
NOTE: There will be no assigned starting time for either day's event.
Current entries
The area to be used for Sunday's courses as indicated on this map is under embargo. Competitors are not to enter this terrain prior to the completion of the event except when running a course on Saturday that overlaps this area.

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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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