May 15, 2022
It really felt like summer at Pattee Canyon today. The weather was spectacular, as were the woods. First-time course setter Michael Kelly designed a great set of challenging courses, and first-time event director made sure the event ran smoothly from start to finish.
There were some great battles on virtually all the courses out there. In particular, on Advanced Beginner, Missoula Youth Orienteering Program (MYOP) participant Tristin Anderson narrowly edged out fellow MYOP participants Lauris and Beata Reintjes, along with their dad Brandon, by just over two minutes. A grudge match between two old friends on the Advanced course ended up Malcolm Lowe (4th place) finishing just 48 seconds ahead of Eric Jones (5th place) after two hours of racing!
Thanks to our great team of volunteers! Michael Kelly, Colleen Bue, and Tom Facey all stepped up to make sure this event took place as planned. Eric Jones helped with control pickup.
In addition to our volunteers, we'd like to thank our event sponsors Blackfoot Communications and the Loose Caboose, and our main club sponsor, Alpine Physical Therapy.
Results are below. You can see the split times here.
You can also see some of the competitors' routes, and add your own routes, here.
A lot of photos by Boris Granovskiy, as well as course maps from the event are here. If you have cool photos from today's event, please add them to the album.
Up next are GrizO's three days of events that make up part of the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival! The June 4 and 5 events will take place at Lubrecht Experimental Forest and will count as the Western States Championships, and June 6 will be an urban orienteering event on the brand-new University of Montana orienteering map. Full info and registration are here. Email us for discount codes for GrizO member and Montana residents!