On-line registration closed. In-person registration possible if maps available when you arrive.
3-, 6-, or 9-hour rogaine at Yellow Lake State Forest in St. Lawrence County on June 4, 2022 (See details in description below.) There is a $3 “shipping” (i.e., handling) fee.
Reign of Terraces Rogaine (an American horror story dans une veine française)
3-, 6-, and 9-hour Rogaine; Teams of 1-4; prices per person.
Regular: $10 $30 Through May 29, 2022
Late: $15 $35 At event (if maps available; email for availability by 6/3 9am: email at northcountryorienteering dot org)
Course 1: 3- and 6-hour options; easier to intermediate control locations
Course 2: 6- and 9-hour options; intermediate to more difficult control locations (NOT for inexperienced orienteers)
Make sure you register for the correct course.
Covid-19 restrictions may apply depending on the situation in June.
Our venue is Yellow Lake State Forest. Our featured feature: terraces. The challenge is to be on the same terrace as the control, and not one up or down. Unusual for the North Country, there are actual official trails in this state forest. But the trails are “North Country” trails: sometimes wide enough to drive a vehicle along; sometimes overgrown with vegetation.
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/reaching 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 and codes. Map scale is 1:10,000. The maps will be printed on 13″x19″ sheets. Each course will have two maps of 15 controls each. There will be two passports, but you can only have one passport at a time. You may exchange passports as many times as you want.
The event window runs from 7 am to 7 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. Your start time will be noted. You have 3, 6, or 9 hours from that time to return without penalty (but before 7 pm). Wraps can be selected at registration. Drinks and snacks will be available throughout 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 primitive camp at 242 Williams Road (Gouverneur, NY), which is about a 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, long-sleeved shirt, long pants.
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).
The Oswegotchie River flows by home base. Bring crocs/swim suit should you want to wade/swim.
After paypal payment, you will be directed back to the website to fill out the registration form. Both payment and registration are required.
You will receive an email about three days before the event giving you updated information. (Please check your spam folder if you haven’t received it by then.)