Check out our new site
and be sure to let us know what's wrong or missing -- it's a work in progress.
Only changes to the draft schedule are that the Wednesday (rest day) activity options are a group visit to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in the morning and an escape room in the afternoon/early evening.
Registration will open soon.
Website looks great and has a lot of information already! Sorry we have to miss it this year (new grandchild expected right about then, and we're needed to help).
Maybe it's my older eyes but I find the FAQ section on the home page hard to read with white text on yellow background. Everything else works well design-wise.
On the Logistics page under lodging the date for the Phoenix weekend (two-line paragraph below, not at the top) needs to be updated.
Looks good. I hope to make at least part of this. FYI: Under the Camping FAQ the Logistics Page link is broken.
Janet >> Could be browser dependent - I´ve got more of an orange background than yellow. Maybe it´s already been changed?
I believe things have been changed, my web designer moves fast.
Yay for a nice modern responsive web design! One thing though - on a phone the Frequently Asked Questions header is in such a large font that 'Frequently' and 'Questions' dont fit in the screen.
Question - I can only make it to one of the weekends. Is there a "better" weekend to shoot for. I like technical and long orienteering. Thanks
Tucson will likely have fewer cacti. Certainly something to consider. :-)
I'm super biased and will always answer the question of "Tucson or Phoenix" with something along the lines of, "what's Phoenix?"
But more seriously, I would suggest the first weekend because there's a goat on the Sunday at Catalina State Park.
Lots of cactus both weekends, just calibrate your automated cactus avoidance systems and you'll be fine.
Will there be the chance for those trying to do both Vancouver sprint camp and this to get onto the trainings that overlap?
Sure! If you miss the first weekend and want to get in some of those courses we can at least save maps for you. If you let me know in advance we could possibly arrange to leave streamers up, too.
Me and my wife will come over to run orienteering in the US for the first time and we’ll visit the first weekend. Very excited! If someone has any tips concerning accomodation that might not have made its way to the event site, we would appreciate it. Right now, we’re entertaining the idea of camping in Catalina State Park, at least for a few nights.
If you’re a local and want to guide us to the must see places in the area while we’re there, we would appreciate that as well.
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Hi sajmoen -- I haven't ever camped at Catalina, but that park has some of the cleanest bathroom & shower facilities I've ever been in. It seems like it would be a nice place to camp.
I've been to the SWSW meet 4-5 times. My favorite excursions were: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
(it's really more of a zoo than a museum) and one-hour Titan Missile tour
Agreed on the favorite excursions! The Pima Air and Space Museum
is worth a visit too.