Map: Deep Cove
Deep Cove is a lovely area with several forested parks connected by streets. Three courses are offered: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert. It's my birthday this week so stick around after for a picnic (or if the weather is awful, we will go for dinner as usual).
6:15 pm - Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
6:30 pm - Starts begin for both courses
8:00 pm - Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish by Course Closure Time.
Beginner: Shorter and less technical navigation. Controls are all on trails.
Intermediate: A bit longer and a bit more technical. Some shared controls with the expert course. Requires some off-trail navigation.
Expert: The usual; longer and mostly off-trail controls. Spectator controls at the end which takes you by Honey's Donuts which unfortunately will be closed by the time you run past.
You may find yourself distracted by delicious blackberries. Keep your focus on the task at hand! Or stop to pick berries, I'm not the boss of you. However, carry a whistle at all times in case of injury!
You may want to have covered legs.... I have some nice scratches from the blackberry bushes. But, you could also get by in shorts.
There is some parking near the start location or you can park along Raeburn Street. The start will be in an open grassy area near the beach and a picnic area (see map).
Picnic in the park! Bring stuff for yourself or something to share. I'll probably make some sort of dessert :)
*Update* I've made fudge and will certainly need the club's help in eating it!
Without volunteers, these events cannot take place. A hearty thanks to all those helping put this event on. If you would like to volunteer/help at upcoming WETs/WJRs or would like to organize a WET please let us know.