Event #10/10 in the Ultimate Orienteer Series!


Teanaway/Jungle Creek Doubleheader – Part 2

Head east for our third doubleheader of the season! In this edition, we start with an Ultralong at Teanaway Forks, then move up the road to Jungle Creek/Jack Creek for a Score-O!

COURSES

Course details and time limits will be provided here once the courses are finalized. Meanwhile, estimated time limits are provided.

Short – 90 minutes
Medium – 120 minutes
Long – 180 minutes

What is my age class?

Score-O Course/Class Assignments for Ultimate points

If you want to earn Ultimate points, check the table below to see which category you should sign up for. Find your age class in the left column, then follow the row across to the right until you find the dark orange cell. That is your “assigned” category.

For example, if you’re a female 16 or under, your Ultimate age class is F-16 and, for this event, is assigned to the Short course. If you are up for a more challenging course, you can also earn points in F-18 on the Medium course, or F-20 or F-21+ on the Long course. Just keep in mind that other courses are more difficult, both navigationally and physically.  Also keep in mind that you’ll be earning points only in the class you sign up for.

How are courses measured?

Courses are measured as the crow flies, in a direct line from control to control. Unless you have wings, you will travel farther than this distance! Courses are measured in kilometers, so a good rule of thumb is to simply round up to miles to estimate how far you will go. So in a 5 kilometer race, you’ll likely travel up to 5 miles.

COURSE NOTES

Check back later for special notes from the Course Designer(s).

SCHEDULE

9:00-10:00 am – Registration
9:00-10:00 am – newcomer instruction
10:20 am – pre-race instructions
10:25 am – map handout
10:30 am – course planning
10:32 am – mass start for all
1:02 pm – Long course closes

PRICES

PRE-REGISTRATION PRICES
$17 base price
– subtract $5 for CascadeOC members
– subtract $5 for using your own e-punch

DAY-OF-EVENT REGISTRATION
$20 base price
– subtract $5 for CascadeOC members
– subtract $5 for using your own e-punch

Become a member for $5-20

Buy your own e-punch for $38

What’s an e-punch?

An e-punch records your race. At each control, you’ll dip the e-punch into an electronic box, which will beep and flash as confirmation. After you finish, you’ll download the e-punch at the download tent and get a receipt that show which controls you visited and how long you took between each; these are your “splits.”

Part of the fun of orienteering is comparing your splits with people who completed the same course, and discussing the routes you took!

SIGN UP

Online pre-registration closes:

Day-of-event registration is available by cash or check, made payable to Cascade Orienteering Club

Learn more about volunteering

Volunteers make these events happen! You can volunteer and participate on the same day, plus earn volunteer points to earn a free meet.

LOCATION

PARKING

Parking will be at Twenty-nine Pines Campground on North Fork Teanaway Road.

Discover Pass Required

Jungle Creek and Jack Creek are part of the Teanaway Community Forest and you will need a Discover Pass to park. You can purchase a Discover Pass (annual or one-day) online or in person at many hunting/fishing license vendors or at several retail locations. Check the Discover Pass website for details.

CARPOOL

Looking for a carpool? Join the Yahoo listserv and share your request to find a ride.

THE MAP

This area consists of two adjacent maps: Jack Creek North and Jungle Creek, both produced by Peteris Ledins.

Jack Creek North

Jack Creek North is a new although small area. It covers a hillside that is rather flat and open near the campground at its western edge, and a lot of interesting landforms elsewhere. The lower part of the landscape is mostly open forest and wide open areas; elsewhere it ranges between open forest on spurs to dense vegetation in narrow valleys. You may encounter a few trails and a single forest road. It uses the ISOM 2017 symbol set with 1:10,000 scale and 5-meter contours.

Special Symbols: Green X is used most often for rootstocks, but also for stumps and logging debris piles. Green O is used for distinct trees.

Terrain and Vegetation: The map has fast and open meadows mixed with some open forest on a terrace near the main road, steeper slopes with some open runnable forest, and some less runnable terrain.

Jungle Creek

Jungle Creek is contains a large number of dense brush, rootstocks, stumps, and fallen logs that have burned away in places. The terrain offers a lot of different landforms, from large open hilltops to partly overgrown depressions. The vegetation ranges between open forest to dense (dark green) brush, the latter is often in wetter areas but not exclusively so. The scale is 10,000 and the contours 5 meters.

Special Symbols: Green X is used for rootstocks or logging debris piles. Green O is used for a distinct tree or large stump/snag. A green filled circle is a small bush. A Ride symbol is used for various older roads that are sometimes overgrown and sometimes hard to follow.

Ugly undergrowth (salal or similar vegetation) sometimes hinders passage. When it is nearly impossible to cross, the darkest green color is used. Undergrowth symbols are used when salal is close, or when you need to run around salal. Usually navigating around is possible.

 

Read more on the map page

Navigational Challenge: 8/10

Physical Challenge: 8/10

SAFETY & ETIQUETTE

Return to the Finish
All participants MUST return to the finish and download their e-punch or turn in their punch card.

Even if you have not finished your course, you must still return to the the finish and confirm with event staff that you have returned safely.

Out of Bounds
Some areas may be marked out of bounds. It is imperative to respect these boundaries to maintain our relationships with land managers. Participants MUST NOT go out of bounds. Any participant caught going out of bounds will be disqualified.

Course Closure
All participants MUST return to the finish by course closure time. If a participant does not return by course closure, event volunteers will begin coordinating a search party.

If you need a long time on the course, start as early in the start window as possible, wear a watch, and be prepared to cut your course short to make it back by the course closure time.

Whistle
All participants MUST carry a whistle on the course. Complimentary whistles are available at the start tent (please only take one).

If you are injured on the course and need assistance, blow three long blasts to call for help.

If you hear a call for help, abandon your course to find the person in distress.

Voices
Part of the fun and fairness of orienteering is navigating your own course, so please be polite when you find a checkpoint and don’t holler that you’ve found it.