Sunday, June 18, 2017
Happy Fathers Day!
This event is CONFIRMED!
Eagle Rock Reservation, an Essex County Park, is located in West Orange, NJ
Event Director: Guy Olsen (AskHVO@gmail.com)
Course Setter: Nadya Popova
Orienteering courses to be offered
(most courses named as colors)
. . White – 1.81 km
. . Yellow – 1.95 km
. . Orange – 2.94 km
. . Brown – 3.27 km
. . Green – 4.91 km
. . Red – 6.13 km
NOTE for large groups (scouts, JROTC, etc.): In order to assure that enough maps are printed, we request that large groups planning to attend contact the event director no later than noon on Friday, June 16.
About the map
The Eagle Rock Reservation map has a 1:10,000 scale; however, the White, Yellow, Orange and Brown course maps will be printed at 1:7,500; all course maps will have 3-meter contour intervals; it was last updated in 2014.
About the terrain
The Reservation has moderate rock, and moderate relief; the trail network is extensive and varied.
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!!
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) for just the cost of an additional map.
What it will cost
HVO’s regular event fee schedule will apply (HVO member* / non-member):
Individual Adult: $5 / $10
Individual Junior (age 20 and under): $4 / $5
Group (regardless of ages): $7 / $12 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: $10 / $20
* – Members of other orienteering clubs will pay HVO-member rates, on a reciprocal basis.
All individuals and groups must use an electronic punch (“E-punch”) card on their course.
E-punch Rental: $2 each, plus deposit*
Compass Rental: $1 each, plus deposit*
Additional Maps: $2 each
* – Rental deposits / collateral: Typically car key, driver license, credit card, … One deposit can cover multiple rentals.
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 highway). 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.
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, ala 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).