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May 2nd, 2021

Lone Pine State Park

Grizzly Orienteering hosted its first event in the Flathead Valley, on a brand-new map of Lone Pine State Park created by GrizO member Will Dickinson. Will also designed and set the courses for the event.

 

Nearly 40 people attended the event, including a large number of first-timers who learned about GrizO from a great article in the Daily Inter Lake. The Inter Lake reporter Jeremy Weber and his family came out to the event and completed the beginner course!

 

We'd like to give a shout-out to the Stanfield family - Alan, Asher, Anna, and Brooks - who had the fastest times on the beginner course and then headed right back out and had the fastest times on the advanced beginner course as well!

 

A huge thank-you to Will Dickinson for doing the lion's share of the work for this event, including the mapping, course setting, and securing permission from Lone Pine State Park to hold our event. Thank you also to Ira and Jordan for vetting control locations, placing flags, providing food and music, and lending a hand with anything that came up; to Lia for vetting control locations, staffing registration, and saving the day by finding a lost control flag; to Siri and Caroline for tirelessly providing beginner instruction; to Kim, Eliot, Reed, Greg, and Jesse for help with control pickup; and to Garth for help with setup, registration, and equipment. Finally, a special thank you to park ranger Brian Schwartz for his support of orienteering at Lone Pine State Park.

 

You can see some pictures from the event here. If you have some pictures from the event you'd like to share, we'd love to see them!

 

Results and split times:

Beginner

Advanced Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

 

Course Maps:

Beginner

Advanced Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

 

Our next events are May 22-23 at Lubrecht Experimental Forest - two days and two sets of courses. Come to the first day, the second one, or both!

Results

Beginner

Brooks Stanfield

56:21

Anna Stanfield group (2)

56:34

Asher Stanfield

56:51

James, Savannah, Cambry

58:21

Erica Case group (4)

1:04:23

Margaret Nelson group (3)

1:04:29

Jeremy Weber group (3)

1:51:28

Lindsey Douglas and Brian Manuel

DNF

Bernadette and Amy Korytko

DNF

Advanced Beginner

Anna Stanfield group (2)

46:04

Brooks Stanfield

46:04

Elena, Lia, Rachel, and Mike

58:08

Harvey and Joan Goldstein

1:18:38

John Kennedy

1:51:39

Eliot Humphrey

DNF

Intermediate

Tom Case

50:06

Kim Mize

1:36:00

Advanced

Boris Granovskiy

52:25

Gregor Balter

1:11:07

Jesse Nelson

1;34:55

Caroline Sandbo

1:38:16

Garth Flint

4:00:17

Sara Bednarcik

DNF

Event Director: Allison Brown

Course Setter: Boris Granovskiy