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Discussion: return to Florissant Fossil Beds

in: RMOC Wild Goat at Florissant Fossil Beds (Aug 13 - Florissant, CO, US)

Mar 22, 2016 8:52 PM # 
After some years, orienteering is returning to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, originally mapped as part of a US Olympic Committee grant two decades ago. It's wonderful terrain, and large, so it's great to be back.

The event will be a goat. Permit just received.
Mar 22, 2016 11:09 PM # 
Awesome! I wish I could make it.
Mar 23, 2016 1:21 AM # 
August 13.

When I saw your thread, I was hoping that it would tie in a couple daze before or after Laramie Daze. Glad to hear that you got a permit; I would love to get back to that area, but its probably not practical to make a second trip out.
Mar 23, 2016 1:24 AM # 
It'll probably be of most interest to local orienteers, but if anyone else is in the area, feel free to join us.
Mar 23, 2016 1:25 AM # 
Any chance RMOC could put their other events on AP calendar, please?
Mar 23, 2016 2:00 AM # 
OK, I've entered the upcoming RMOC events in AttackPoint, some with dates still tentative as indicated. Our schedule is on our web site.
Mar 23, 2016 10:37 AM # 
Jul 28, 2016 2:13 PM # 
What time is the start? I'm currently scheduled to fly over Colorado the night before, and am thinking to stop for the day instead (getting home Sat. PM instead... ;)
Jul 28, 2016 2:35 PM # 
Jul 28, 2016 9:21 PM # 
10am mass start. Arrive about 9am to park, buy or show a park pass, change, use toilets, fill water bottle, etc., before a one kilometer mass walk to the start at 9:30am. Course closes at 1pm or when thunder threatens. The Goat is three loops of 5km each (do one, two or all three loops). One skip per loop. One 1.75km route choice leg per loop. Flowers still out today when I finished the map updates.
Jul 30, 2016 6:27 PM # 
I'm teaching on Friday but looking at the possibility of flying into DEN Friday evening. Anybody else arriving Fri evening interested in sharing a car and or hotel?
Jul 31, 2016 4:26 PM # 
I'm flying in Friday evening and out early Sunday morning. Rental cars are expensive. I've got some leads on lodging, and sharing the car would make that more workable.
Jul 31, 2016 6:44 PM # 
That's a possibility JJ. Let's continue by email. I'm out of the country at the moment and need to get a better Internet connection to figure out what flights are possible for me. Looks like maybe a nonstop arriving at 8 something but I'm hoping to find one that I could make a bit earlier.
Aug 1, 2016 1:12 AM # 
Email sent.
Aug 2, 2016 12:51 AM # 
* Online registration is now live: link

* Registered Runners: link

Please note that pre-registration and pre-payment are required, due to NPS permit restrictions. We will not be offering onsite, day-of entry.
Aug 2, 2016 1:14 AM # 
I have also just added more of Jim's special notes on the meet details page: link
Aug 2, 2016 1:56 AM # 
Something's not working. I can enter all of my information, but there's nowhere to select a course, and when I get to the payment page, it says I don't owe anything and I don't show up as a registered runner. I assume I missed something, but I'm not seeing it.
Aug 2, 2016 2:21 AM # 
Strange... It's set to "live" in the admin screen, and it worked for me just now when I registered Troy. Are you using some obscure browser...? ;-)
Aug 2, 2016 5:58 AM # 
Aug 2, 2016 6:04 AM # 
I just received an email confirmation for you (and a few other people), so it seems to be working now. Gremlins purged. Yay!
Aug 2, 2016 6:05 AM # 
OK, I'm positive that the race selection and number of Goat loops weren't there when I did this before, but I tried it again and they were this time, so now I'm all set.
Aug 5, 2016 2:00 PM # 
JJ's not crazy. Even with Chrome, the gremlins just let me register for free, for now courses - when I went in via the link from the AP event page.

I tried again from the OUSA page, and then I got to proper course selection, and paid the $14. About 1/7th of what my current rental car is costing...
Aug 5, 2016 2:25 PM # 
What's your flight schedule, Wyatt? I'm working out travel possibilities, with my $175 car being something in trying to either avoid or share.
Aug 5, 2016 7:39 PM # 
Thanks for letting me know, Wyatt. I just compared all the links (RMOC event page, AP discussion thread, AP event page, and OUSA Event Register page). There was a hidden linefeed character in the URL posted on the AP event page. Maybe that caused issues, if that's the one you clicked...? I fixed that link, but if anyone else has registration problems, please let me know and I'll follow up with Ed for advice.
Aug 6, 2016 12:24 AM # 
Re: Renting car in DEN

A known trick is to use Chase Ultimate Rewards. Google details.
Right now it shows $50 total per day Hertz Economy 8/06-8/07
I wish I could go
Aug 12, 2016 2:02 AM # 
41 people registered. Maps printed, controls and SI units packed for setting out in the morning.
Aug 13, 2016 11:29 PM # 
Results and splits will be up after we review the data...the software doesn't seem to have explicit support for skips, so there's a bit of manual.

Top three finishers of three loops:

1. Wyatt Riley
2. Craig Murray
3. JP Lande

There was enough hail last night to leave white patches astride highway 24, and a little morning fog, but the weather during the event was sunny.
Aug 14, 2016 2:48 AM # 
I've uploaded preliminary Attackpoint splits. (Jim and Doug are double-checking the OE2010 data, but I'm 99% certain these results are correct, with skipped controls accounted for.)

Thank you to Wyatt for posting photos:
Aug 15, 2016 3:32 PM # 
Final results are posted --

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