Organizer: Ian Leighton (Event Director)
Nice and cool up on the mountain
6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
8:00 pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.
an easy walk of about 1 hr
a good trot that took me just over an hour (check my times...I'm not a fast runner)
and a pretty challenging route that I couldn't finish in under 2 hours
All courses start at about 900M and the elevation gain (climb) for each course is from that point to the highest control on the course
Not a lot of controls but a plethora of route choices. Roads, Ski trails, Snow shoe trails, Single track hiking trails, Old logging skid tracks from the 1920's and some great options for just running a bearing through the forest (you'll cut a trail somewhere)
you'll probably want some lower leg protection and it can get a bit buggy around the swampy parts
There is no potable water on site
Always use good judgement and common sense. Carry a whistle at all times. Headlamps are essential to see and be seen. Take care when crossing roads and parking lots. Watch out for other runners, cyclists, and trail/sidewalk users.
safety bearing below the power line WEST (towards the sun)
safety bearing above the power line SOUTH (downhill)
Plenty of parking by the XC ticket booth...
but if you want to be a real hero.....
park at the works yard and bike/roller ski/roller blade up (~10km)
or park at the lookout (~7km)
or park at the picnic area (~5km)
or park at the last switchback (~2km)
there are washrooms near the start and outhouses on the trails
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.
Sign up by Tuesday night so i can print the maps on Wendsday