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Discussion: NEW advance HVO Score Sept. Fort Lee NJ event soon to be approved and posted to the HVO schedule (sh

in: HVO Night-O at Ft Lee Historic Park (Sep 26 - Fort Lee, NJ, US)

Aug 28, 2020 2:44 AM # 
Hello all Attack point followers, This is a Preliminary Heads UP Announcement that precede's the Formal posting to the HVO club schedule (soon). The permit is approved (Thanks Jeremy!(, The ED and CS Bob Rycharski is ready, The NJ in USA ... forest is ready, some of the local NJ deer think its weird that flagging tape is seen amongst the trails and cliffs, and the park is underused and wanting hikers to attend if you'r in the NJ area. Fort Lee is a historic recreation of old revolutionary earthworks, with fantastic views of NYC and the adjacent GW Bridge. So Keep your eyes pealed for the new HVO hiking event, Fort Lee Park Night-O, Score oh!, A Beginners Score O 1 hour to find the lot. Good luck, and I hope you can pass the word, warn-o, attendance will be pre-registration only and limited to TBA number. Once the permit headcount "limit" is reached (please remember this is for Oj to Yellow level O hikers, no advanced controls, sorry, maybe next year ...), a Wait list will be kept and if someone drops out the next person will be invited to attend. Keep your O training shoes ready, HVO is BACK in town with a new event! be Good. Bob R (ED)
Aug 28, 2020 4:07 AM # 
Fort Lee in the Czech Republic? That really is an amazing "historic recreation".
Aug 28, 2020 9:24 AM # 
relative newcomer to posting events, is there a tutorial on posting even if old? ok update, i should have gone to events page,and added the event page - entering that first, its not clear the order is important ... before hunting and peckin the presser and general posting. my bad! before announcing this
Aug 28, 2020 11:57 AM # 
Aug 28, 2020 2:22 PM # 
"please remember this is for Oj to Yellow level"

Oj? Do you mean "0" like beginner? "j" for junior? Or is that some sort of typo? I assume you meant "white to yellow"
Aug 28, 2020 10:09 PM # 
I assumed he meant orange, as in 'orange juice.'
Sep 13, 2020 1:40 AM # 
OJ means orange level. a majority of the (32) night O controls on the fort lee score-O map are white and yellow beginner controls (to warn advanced runners that the park is a small map/site and also on a palisade 75 ft or greater cliff(s)- many!, and i do not want anyone to fall or get caught in a bad climb area in the dark [park has small cliff warning wire/post fences]), about 4 controls are orange degree of difficulty to find and are off trail, where one has to find the best route or know from the clues that one may only see the reflective tape if one deduces why one is near say a certain cliff near a trail, but the o flag has limited visibility as it tucked in say the lower inside part (corner cliff) of that cliff so that to a novice you might walk right past one O flag as its flag down low. but quite visible if you are right above it... enjoy. Bob R .
ps this map has laid dorment after a trail and road revision in 2013 (I was the field checker), so its long overdue for a Hvo Orienteering event. the basic info is now posted and in 2 days or less pre-registration hot keys will hopefully be activated by the registrar.
Sep 23, 2020 10:09 AM # 
hello all New Jersey, East Penn, and Lower NY/Hudson Valley extreme-O hard map + compass hiker types. Fort Lee Score O and for beginners A yellow course is available. What I have done in August and up to 16 sept was to design a neat Orienteering Score-O night-O course for this hilly and rocky forested park. Last week [I stayed to dusk] doing final checking, and the the lights on the George Washington Bridge turned on. Unique photo's taken, and I helped snap a family picture of a 4 some with old but shiny GW bridge in the background. Memories, wonderous, pre-covid normal site-seeing activities ...
So please consider to attend and form a car pool group or Go hans solo (get that wookie out of the way, I can't see the next ... O flag reflective stripe/strip ... use the Force, luke") Anyway, - So registration is a bit light, if you are coming Don"t Delay, I did the due diligence on the course design, map although 6 years old is mosty /OK, I challenge you! ... O old pros to a memory O concept, for a Hot Grill clifton nj $10 gift certificate, !1: find the control with the missing large secondary map symbol, find a very obvious otherwise missing rocky knoll, find a map missing 3/4 meter tall obvious rock bolder, and lastly which control, hint a L cliff control, has a mia symbol 2 meters tall rocky object nearby but is missin from the map (probably so a future course setter can't use (illegal side that is) its eastern side as a hidden control; description, 2 steep if you slipped ...)
Anyway, good map, good clues made, good meet crew (more help at start appreciated all offers, even control pick up at end), all we need is for you local night crawlers whom inhabit this attack point social electrons board - to come for a great but dark O hike/run, as the moon is on the dark side currently and waxing phase of nights/moon, approx 40% of full on 26 sept (quite dark just past 1st quarter at the O meet). Lets see how I can test your "night Orienteering" skills at the upcoming Hvo night O at Fort Lee park in NJ. Good luck Gracie and Ricks out there, go sign up, wish thr Ringoes were still hiking, I miss there smiling kent/caroline ... support at my way past O meets. be seeing you in the WOODs! bob R
Sep 24, 2020 12:18 PM # 
Reminder to all that registration for this event closes at 8pm this evening. Hope you can make it!

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