Muddy Squirrel Open 6 Navigation
Date: March 29, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Camp Bethel
Up to six hours of navigation adventure on foot and on mountain bike! Starting location is Camp Bethel (328 Bethel Rd, Fincastle, VA). Course opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. You bring a compass, we’ll supply you with a map with up to 30 control points already marked. It’s your gateway to adventure for all ability levels!
Most points by 4 p.m. wins! Come for all or a part.
“Open 6” is a fun navigation format where participants have up to 6 hours to score as many points as possible by finding up to 30 control points (CPs) in the woods on foot and on mountain bike. Yes, a portion of the course is designed exclusively for bikes! You do not have to attempt the bike portion, but it will be fun (and challenging). We change up the course every time, so there’s always a new summit or hollow to explore. We’ll race rain or shine!
The course is designed so that both the novice and the expert navigator will have a good time in the woods. We’ll have snacks available at headquarters, so you can always come back to regroup, then head back out again. Novice racers or families with younger children are welcome to adjust the time down to whatever meets your needs. There will be fun surprises at select points and special “poker run” points, too. We will have our coveted “woodal” awards for the top three teams.
Each solo competitor/team is required to carry the following items:
Water, snacks, small first aid kit, flashlight, compass, warm clothes, waterproof jacket, fully charged cell phone, flat repair kit (mountain bike)