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Advanced Orienteering Training Event

Anza-Borrego Desert

Date: Jan. 17 - 19, 2015
Location: Borrego Springs, CA
Event Director: - 415.359.4237
Course Setter: Mark Prior, Andrew Childs, Ethan Childs
Type: Training; Advanced training event with limited attendance (Not a BAOC event)

January 10 Update

A quick update on next weekend's Anza-Borrego Desert Advanced Orienteering Training two hours east of San Diego.

We will have three Red/Blue distance courses exploring both the flatter, vegetated desert terrain, and the unique slot canyons for which the area is famous.

Saturday: Classic length by Mark Prior
Sunday: Middle length by Andrew Childs
Monday: Classic length by Ethan Childs

Great weather (60's, sunny) and a solid turnout are expected. Both primitive camping and nearby hotels are available.

We have a few slots left, but please let know before Tuesday, January 13, if you're planning to attend (i.e., before the maps are printed).

If you are like me, participating in the annual MLK weekend San Diego Orienteering (SDO) club's event in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ( is a highlight of the wintertime orienteering schedule. Running across the endless Colorado Desert, and navigating complex slot features in balmy weather, is a joy unique to our little corner of the world.

As SDO will not be able to host the event this year, I have received permission from both SDO and the State Park rangers to host an advanced training event in this area January 17–19, 2015. Since this is intended a casual event, we will not be seeking permits, which limits total event attendance to 25 people.


If interested, please email . First come, first served.

The deadline for commitment is January 5th.

Mark Prior