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PNWOF – Fishtrap Lake Mass Start Race / Goat (Sprague, WA)

Wrap up the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival with a long distance, mass start race at Fishtrap Lake! This event is part of the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival. Register through the PNWOF registration site for the entire festival or select the events you want to attend.

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PNWOF – Fishtrap Lake Mass Start Race / Goat (Sprague, WA)

Time & Location

Jun 12, 8:30 AM

Spokane County, Fishtrap Lake, Washington 99032, USA

About the Event

This is Day 8 of the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival.

This event is part of the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival. Register through the PNWOF registration site for the entire festival or select the events you want to attend.

Terrain

Experience the unique scabland terrain of Fishtrap Lake, where the vistas are expansive but details are plentiful. There are few trails in this area, so you’ll  appreciate the plethora of contour and rock details as you traverse this beautiful desert area. June is a great time of year for wildflowers here, so you might want to take a moment to enjoy them.

SCHEDULE

8:00-8:45 am – Check-in 8:00-8:30 am – Newcomer instruction 8:50 am – map handout, Goat/Ibex (no peeking) 9:00 am – Goat/Ibex mass start 9:05 am – map handout, Kid/Zygoat (no peeking) 9:15 am – Kid/Zygoat mass start 9:30-11:30 – Beginner course open 2:30 pm – Courses close (return to Download by this time to avoid disqualification)*

*If you think you might take a long time on the course, consider doing a shorter course. Also, wear a watch to ensure that you return to the finish by course closure time, even if you have to abandon your course to do soThose returning after course closure will be disqualified and will make the volunteer staff very grumpy.

Out of Bounds areas

Most of the area we’re using belongs to the Bureau of Land Management. They have identified several sensitive areas, which are out of bounds for our competition. These areas are clearly marked on the map with vertical purple lines. The courses have been designed to avoid them, so make sure your route choice does not include travel through ANY out of bounds areas!

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is only allowed for control pickup, so if you want to ride your bike, please volunteer to pick up controls after the event is over.

Dogs

Per our permit agreement with the BLM, your dog is not allowed to accompany you on the course. Please respect this restriction.

Camping

Camping areas near Fishtrap:

Lodging possibilities

Below are just a few lodging possibilities in the general vicinity of Fishtrap Lake. There could be others. This list is provided as information only and does not imply that we recommend any particular location.

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