Shaw Nature Reserve Christmas “O”

December 8th!  Meet Directory Mark Geldmeier

Shaw Nature Reserve - See specific rules for the Nature Reserve Below ….


Freund Center in Shaw Nature Reserve

307 Pinetum Loop Rd, Gray Summit, MO 63069

Registration:      11am

Mass Start:         Noon

Lunch:                   1pm

Directions: Shaw Nature Reserve (formerly Shaw Arboretum) is on I-44 in Gray Summit, MO, approximately 22 miles west of the I-44/I-270 interchange.  The Gray Summit I-44 exit is #253, just two exits west of Six Flags (Allenton/Eureka).  From Westbound I-44 exit ramp, turn left, crossing over I-44.  ** Do NOT go to the main entrance **  Instead, turn left on Route 66 / Osage Road (at the Phillips 66) and go 50 yards.  Turn right on Old Gray Summit Road and follow for 1.5 miles.  Turn right on the gravel road between stone pillars.  Follow orienteering signs to the Freund Center.

Details:  We are at the Freund Center again this year.  The format will be a Score-O with everyone starting at the same time.  You will have one hour to find as many of the 22 controls as you can.  Same format as previous years, however 80% of the controls are on different feature.  I plan on using e-punch, maps will be pre-printed.

Check-In begins at 11 am.  You may register online below or register at the event.   There will be a mass start at 12 noon.  Lunch at 1 pm.

Pot-Luck:  Please stay for the pot-luck lunch that immediately follows.  Bring your favorite dish to share.

Early Registration: If you register online before Friday, December 6th, I will have a personalized packet ready for you.  No need to wait in line!

Location rules:

Remember we are guests in this environmentally-sensitive reserve.  Please make sure to observe these rules.

o   No smoking anywhere on the property.

o   No dogs allowed anywhere on the property (not even leashed).

o   No cleats allowed inside the building (take off your shoes or change them outside)


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