San Jose
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000

Contact: Peter Graube, 408-245-7457

Welcome to beautiful Calero Park. The views are spectacular. The first greenery of the season should be sprouting. The hills are semi-open and not as steep as some other area parks. Wild turkeys have been seen in the park. There are plenty of picnic tables, so bring your lunch to enjoy while you discuss your courses with fellow orienteers.

The usual seven courses will be offered. The beginner and intermediate courses were designed by Dean French. Preliminary stats are:

               Length      Climb
   White       3.6 km      110 m 
   Yellow      3.0 km      140 m 
   Orange      3.2 km      140 m 
Russell Green designed the advanced courses. Preliminary stats are:
   Brown       3.3 km      185 m 
   Green       4.2 km      230 m 
   Red         5.2 km      385 m 
   Blue        6.1 km      430 m 


From the Peninsula, take Highway 85 south to Almaden Expressway. Head south 5 miles to the end of the road. Turn right onto Harry, and then immediately left onto McKean. The main park entrance is 5 miles south on McKean. Go past the boat ramp and turn right at the entrance marked : Calero County Park; Park Office; Equestrian Center; All Trailheads.

From the East Bay, take Highway 101 south past San Jose and exit at Bernal Road west. Immediately turn south onto Monterey Highway (this will involve bearing right, then making a left turn). Go south 3.4 miles and turn right at the traffic light onto Bailey Avenue. After 2.9 miles west, Bailey ends at McKean; turn left and go south 0.7 miles to the park entrance.