Eagle Rock Reservation
2019 Edition

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Eagle Rock Reservation
2019 Edition

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Results are HERE

Splits are  HERE

This event is CONFIRMED! (permit in-hand)

UPDATED 6/06/19 – course details, and map notes added; link to downloadable registration / waiver form added.

Eagle Rock Reservation, an Essex County Park, is located in West Orange, NJ

Event Director:  Guy Olsen (AskHVO@gmail.com)
Course Setter:  Nadya Popova
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Area Attractions
“In a Nutshell”
Map & terrain notes
Registration / waiver form
Update history

Orienteering courses to be offered
(courses named as colors)
. . Course …. length (straight-line between checkpoints) / climb / # controls (checkpoints)
Novices / Beginners:
. . White ………….. 1.7 km / 30 m / 9 c
Intermediate orienteers:
. . Yellow …………. 2.1 km / 33 m / 11 c
Advanced orienteers:
. . Orange ……….. 3.5 km / 78 m / 11 c
Expert orienteers:
. . Brown ………… 3.3 km / 90 m / 14 c
. . Green …………. 4.9 km / 108 m / 16 c
. . Red …………….. 6.0 km / 129 m / 19 c

NOTE for large groups (scouts, JROTC, etc.):  In order to assure that enough maps are printed, we request that large groups (12 or more persons) planning to attend contact the event director no later than 7pm on Friday, June 7.

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About the map
The Eagle Rock Reservation map is continuously being updated.
Red and Green course maps will be printed at a scale of 1:10,000; all other course maps will be 1:7,500; all maps have 3-meter contour intervals.

About the terrain
The Reservation has moderate rock, and moderate relief; the trail network is extensive and varied.

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When it will all happen
Registration and starts 10am – 2pm
Free instruction available 10:30am – 1:30pm
All courses close and control (checkpoint) pickup will begin at 4pm!!

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In a nutshell…
Come any time between 10:30am and 1:30pm to get free beginner instruction and go out on a course.  You can run your course for a fast time or take your time, but you must check-in back at the Finish by 4:00pm.   If there’s still enough time, you can go out on another course (no later than 2:00pm).

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What it will cost
HVO’s regular event fee schedule will apply (HVO member* / non-member):
Individual Adult:  $7 / $15
Individual Junior (age 20 & under):  $5 / $10
Group (regardless of ages):  $10 / $20 for 2 people, plus $2 per additional person, age 8 & up.  Includes one map for each group member, age 8 & up.
Second course (after finishing 1st): $2
Family Maximum:  $20 / $30
* – Members of other orienteering clubs will pay HVO-member rates, on a reciprocal basis. Information on becoming an HVO member can be found here.

All individuals and groups must use an electronic punch (“E-punch”) card on their course.
E-punch Rental: free, with deposit*

Compass Rental:  free, with deposit*
Additional Maps:  $2 each

* – Rental deposits / collateral:  Typically car key, driver license, credit card, … One deposit can cover multiple rentals.

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To help speed up your registration, the HVO (NJ) registration form / waiver is available for downloading & printing here.

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How to get there
From the Garden State Pkwy, take Exit 145 to I-280 West
From I-80 Eastbound, take Exit 47A to I-280 East.
Then, from either direction of I-280, take Exit 8B for Prospect Ave / Rte 577 North. After 0.4-0.6 mi, turn right at the 3rd traffic light onto Eagle Rock Ave. Go 0.4 mi and turn left into the Eagle Rock Reservation entrance (just after beginning of divided roadway). Follow “Orienteering Event” signs to parking

Google Maps – Use “Highlawn Pavilion” as destination; should give address as Crest Drive, West Orange, NJ. This should get you to the park entrance, then follow “Orienteering Event” signs to parking.

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Area Attractions

Eagle Rock Reservation is home to the Essex County September 11 Memorial, which is a few hundred meters from the event center, and includes an overlook with an excellent view of NYC. It is from this overlook that many observed the unfolding events on that fateful day back in 2001. The site includes a World Trade Center artifact.

Also located in the park, a la Central Park’s Tavern on the Green, is the Highlawn Pavilion restaurant. It is a highly regarded establishment, which (unlike the Tavern) offers a magnificent view (same as the 9/11 Memorial). Please note that it has a dress code.

The Edison National Historic Site is down the hill from the Reservation. It’s worth checking out, even if you’re a Tesla fan (Nikola Tesla, the inventor of alternating current).

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Update history
6/05/19 – status changed to CONFIRMED; course list added with approximate lengths.
6/04/19 – in-page navigation (“Jump-to”s) added.
5/29/19 – costs, directions, and area attractions added.
5/08/19 – Webpage launched, including date, location, organizers, course summary, schedule, and “In a nutshell”.

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June 09 2019


Date: Sunday, June 9
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Eagle Rock Reservation

Highlawn Pavilion (follow signs)
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States

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Guy Olsen