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Sat, Oct 08



Lone Pine - Choose Your Own Adventure

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Lone Pine - Choose Your Own Adventure
Lone Pine - Choose Your Own Adventure

Time & Location

Oct 08, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM MDT

Kalispell, 300 Lone Pine Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

About the Event

Join us for an orienteering event at Lone Pine State Park.

First-timers: $5, First-time groups: $10 (If first-timers wish to purchase memberships after the event, the cost of the event will be subtracted from the membership fee)

Standard event entry fee: $15 per individual; maximum of $30 for group

Member event entry fee: $8 for members; maximum of $15 for member group

Junior entry fee: $5 for youth aged 12-20

Kid entry fee: Free for kids under 12

Volunteer discount: Free for anyone who volunteers at a given event

Extra map for any additional group member who wants one: $2

Second course: Free

Compass rental: Free

Grizzly Orienteering is offering annual memberships for individuals and families. A membership gives discounts on event entries, priority registration for certain events, and access to skills clinics throughout the year. The cost for an individual membership (365-day duration) is $35, and for a family $70. 

Date and Time

The event will take place Saturday, October 8th between 10:00am-2:00pm. Please arrive at your assigned time slot in order to help us run things smoothly and safely.


The location is Lone Pine State Park outside of Kalispell, MT. 

NOTE: All dogs in Lone Pine State Park must be on leash. Please comply with this requirement in order for us to maintain a positive relationship with the park.

Equipment  We will provide specially created maps with pre-printed courses for each participant.We will also provide loaner compasses. Please return these when you are done. The compasses will be sanitized after each use.Wear clothing that is comfortable for activities in the woods and  off-trail and appropriate for the expected temperatures. Please bring your own snacks and hydration. A limited supply  of single-serving snacks will be provided, but due to Covid-19  precautions, selection and supply will be limited. Also due to Covid-19  precautions, water will NOT be provided. Please bring an adequate  supply of liquid.

Courses This will be a "choose your own adventure", or score, orienteering event. This means that you will have a set amount of time (one or two hours, depending on which you choose) to find as many control points as you can, in whatever order you choose. The control points will be assigned different point values, based on difficulty level and distance away from the start/finish. Running over your time limit will result in points being subtracted from your score, so time management is essential!

The controls will be of varying difficulty levels, from Beginner to Advanced, so there will be an appropriate challenge for every level of orienteering experience! As usual, beginner instruction will be provided upon request.

We recommend going out individually  or in groups of no more than 2-3 so that everyone is able to get the  hang of map reading and navigation.

Beginner Instruction Beginner instruction will be provided by several experienced orienteers. If this is your first event, take a look at the "Newcomers" section of our website to get an idea of what to expect: .

Start and Finish You will need to check in with one of our volunteers at registration  before proceeding to the start. Our volunteers will provide you with the  appropriate map, a loaner compass if needed, and a loaner electronic  timing chip and will keep track of  who is out and doing which course. When you have found all the controls  on your course, return to the finish and check in with a volunteer  there. Even if you decide to quit your course before finding all the  controls, please check in at the finish so we do not go out searching for you.

Electronic "punching"

An e-punch records your race. At each control, you’ll dip the e-punch  into an electronic box, which will beep and flash as confirmation.  After you finish, you’ll download the e-punch at the download tent and  get a receipt that shows which controls you visited and how long you took  between each; these are your “splits.”

Part of the fun of orienteering is comparing your splits with people  who completed the same course, and discussing the routes you took!

Covid-19 Precautions  We recommend wearing masks the entire time you are in the registration, start, and finish areas. Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in. For the purposes of beginner instruction, you will be assigned to one  of our experienced volunteers. Please respect their space and maintain  proper social distancing.


  • Standard Individual Entry

    For non-member adults participating individually

  • Standard Group Entry

    For non-member adult participant groups of two or more

  • Member Individual Entry

    For adults members of GrizO participating individually

  • Member Group Entry

    For two or more participating adults members of GrizO

  • Junior Entry

    For youth age 12-20

  • Kid Entry

    For kids 12 and under

  • First Event

    For anyone who is participating in a GrizO event for the first time (If you choose to become a GrizO member, this fee will be subtracted from your membership fee.)

  • First Event (Group Entry)

    For anyone who is participating in a GrizO event for the first time (If you choose to become a GrizO member, this fee will be subtracted from your membership fee.)

  • Volunteer

    For anyone who volunteers at this event




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