$10.00 – $25.00
3- or 6-hour rogaine at Pulpit Rock State Forest and adjacent Thousand Islands Land Trust property on September 11, 2021. (See details in description below.)
Game Day: Clue Rogaine
3- and 6-hour Rogaine; Teams of 1-4; prices per person.
Early bird: $10 $25 Through Aug 18, 2021
Regular: $10 $30 Through Sept 4, 2021
Late: $15 $35 Through Sept 11, 2021 (if maps available)
Covid-19 restrictions may apply depending on the situation in September.
Professor Plum in the Library with the Wrench? Miss Scarlett in the Conservatory with the Revolver? Come join us at Pulpit Rock State Forest and the adjacent Thousand Islands Land Trust parcels for a classic game of Clue with some variation. Your goal is to determine who killed Mr. Boddy, in which room, with which weapon, and (we have added) for what motive. Each control helps you eliminate one of these particulars. Get them all, and you know whodunit, where, with what, and why. Otherwise, you’re going to have to take a guess. You get bonus points for identifying the correct answer from each of the four categories.
Controls will be set up throughout the forest and marked on detailed maps indicating topography, various land features, and some vegetation. The goal is to find as many controls in the allotted time using only the map and a compass. Controls are given point values based on difficulty in locating and/or distance from home base. Late penalties are assessed for any minute (or fraction thereof) over the time limit. Controls are 30 cm nylon flags with manual punches. Map scale is 1:15,000.
The event window runs from 7 am to 6 pm, by which time all competitors must be back at home base. Within that window, you arrive when you want, study the map (will be given out at check-in) for as long as you want, and start when you are ready (passport given out). Your start time will be noted. You have 3 or 6 hours from that time to return without penalty. Drinks, fruit and snacks will be available throughout the day. Pasta will be available toward the end of the day. Water, in gallon jugs, will be available at select locations.
Primitive camping is available in state forests. Campsites must be at least 150 feet away from the nearest road, trail or water. You are also welcome to camp at 242 Williams Road (Gouverneur, NY), which is about 15-20 minute drive from the start location.
Mandatory equipment: whistle (it will be checked prior to your start)
Highly recommended equipment: Compass, water bottle(s)/supply, watch
Suggested equipment: Clothing and footwear suitable for trekking through the forest, climbing rocks and traversing streams (and beaver dams); walking stick; extra clothing and footwear (as you may get wet) for after the race; insect protection: long-sleeve and long-leg, chemicals, scents, netting (deer flies can be rather aggressive; ticks can be abundant in the area); food and liquid; personal first aid supplies; day pack. No GPS or altimeters are allowed (except data loggers without displays).