UP DATES March 22
Hi all. We will have the heater on and a great big fire going in the fireplace for everyone :) Looks like we might be hitting some rain. Well , theres some good things about rain. No insects to worry about or mosquitos or ticks. And no ones going to have to worry about getting over heated either. Those of you who are doing the 8 hour 3 map option will be coming back to the shelter after each map, so bring a change of clothes. We will have drinks and snacks afterwards so plan on hanging out to find out who wins their division in the 8 hour event. Maps are NOT waterproof so make sure you bring a good Map case. Also Mackie shelter is on DNR land so your vehicle will need a WI state park sticker. A one day pass is 8 $ in state and 11$ for out of state. I will have the pay envelopes if you need one. Just bring exact change please. If you are somewhat new to navigation, some good tips are to where long pants , i like to wear cheapper windbreaker pants so that no burrs stick to me and it protects your legs from thorns . Some people will wear sweatpants under the windbreakers for even more protection. Others will wear knee high gaitors. Then for your top, wear something nylon so it protects your arms from thorns and burrs. If its raining, then rain gear will work perfectly. I like to wear gloves too and footwear with good traction . Hope this helps. I will see the 8 hour group at 7 30 am and the one map people can start anytime between 7 30 - to noon. Everyone back by 4pm See you all soon !
UP DATES FEB 15th 2017
Hi all, i went over the entire course and am happy with what is set up. The 8 hour event should be challenging. Come to the pre event meeting at 7 30 am and the start will be 8am with everyone finishing by 4pm . Start and finish is the Mackie shelter. Directions are on the Directions Link. NEW , we were ask to also set up a one map option for those who did not want to try all 3 maps. If you would like to try just one map, you can start any time from 9am to noon. Your cost is just 20 $ to attempt the one map . There is NO race day registration so please sign up on the Registration link so I know how many maps to bring. If you are new to this or would like some instruction , look at the bottom message for a Friday Navigation clinic.
UP DATES Jan 1st 2017
8 Hour Navigation Rogaine , Saturday March 25 , pre event meeting at 7 30am and starts at 8 am and finishes at 4pm.
Find as many of the controls or flags in the woods as you can in a 8 hour period . The person or team that finds the most controls in the least amount of time will be the winner. We will have awards in the 8 hour event for both male and female solo winners in 1st place and you may do the event as a 2 person team. We will have awards in 1st place for MM, MF and FF divisions. Driving directions to start location which is the MACKIE shelter are on the Driving Direction link on the left.
To Register for the Navigation event , please click on the registration link on the left.
Event will challenge all. I will have some easier controls out there to find but I also will have some harder controls out there. Some maps will be very challenging .
Start location is on our Drivings Directions link. Mackie Shelter. You and or your team will be coming back to the Start location 2 different times during the 8 hour event . This means you can store water , Food, clothing at the start location shelter.
If you are a beginner but would like to come out and challenge yourself . I can put on a beginners map and compass clinic. This clinic would be the Friday evening before the event. However you would have to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this clinic. The clinic would be free, however I would need to know that you and or your teammate are coming. Time would be listed here in the future. Probably like 3pm to 4pm Friday , March 24th.