What's the best way for me to check whether there's interest in a training camp in Colorado this year? I'd need to decide soon, since Galen Moore is already submitting permit requests for RMOC, and iiuc the teams usually piggyback on RMOC's permit requests, though if small in attendance, free, and no signage, permits might not be needed. (I'm no elite, but have actively orienteered for forty years, attended the FISU world university champs as part of the American team, won a US championship, been USOF VP competition, etc. For nearby trainings, I've organised control picking, line o, contours only, rock only (that was popular), and vegetation only, but would like ideas for other trainings.)
Your list didn't include southern California, which would be one way (in addition to Georgia) to include winter training for foot orienteering. LAOC has Velasquez Rocks.
Erin Schirm wants to hold a training camp in Colorado, with the focus on the junior/senior teams, but open to all. He was thinking early August, as that is after WOC and JWOC. He was hoping to stage the camp out of the Olympic Training Center. Jim, is this near where you are located? Could we use you as an on-the-ground resource? Shoot me a PM if interested. Thanks!
Yes, I live the small city of woodland park, between the Olympic training center and the maps made using the Olympic grant a quarter century ago. I helped Erin steamer two short trainings at Round Mountain a couple of years ago. I think that I should be available in August, but can discuss. Early info would be helpful. It's hard if there's no contact until a few days before the event.
I am 90% confident that I can start my dream of organizing lots of winter training in Tucson starting in 2018.
Cool. Mid winter training would be fun, even for late middle age folks like me. I've rogained south of Tucson once. The events put on by the Arizonians have been fun.
South of Tucson was insanely cold.
I'm holding a military team camp between March CA events. Once we get the nat'l team announced, I'll send a note out to see if any members wish to join us. We'll likely make maps open to all like we did between US Champs/NAOC last fall.
Better a couple of inches of snow, quickly melted, iirc, than insanely hot, personally. (Of course, I've chosen to live in the mountains of Colorado.)
The most insanely hot Rogaine I've been to was in Canada. (The morning snow south of Tucson melted quickly, but during the night our sports drink froze.)
We've held a training camp in AZ not infrequently the past few years, and Erin and I have been talking to Tucson people about doing it again this February. We would decide in the next week or so.