Granite Bay

Sunday, April 22, 2001

Contact: Stew Hintz, 916-632-8856

Come join the Gold Country Orienteers at the Folsom Lake Recreation area in Granite Bay for our annual meet. We will have courses for beginning, intermediate, and advanced orienteers, as well as frequent how-to clinics for first-timers or those who need to brush up on their skills.

The map is 1:10,000 with 10-foot contour intervals and takes advantage of the numerous granite rock features. Advanced courses (brown, green and red), will be on the long side, but the hills are not very steep and the orienteering should be more technical than physical. The maps will be on OCAD; however there will be a map copy at the start for all courses.

Spring is a magical time around Folsom Lake and the park promises to be full of deer, turkey and wildflowers. White and yellow courses will be set to avoid too much exposure to poison oak, but the stuff is everywhere and those on orange and above should take the necessary precautions including long sleeves and pants and plenty of Tecnu.

Registration will be 9:30 a.m. to noon with starts beginning at 10 a.m. and beginning instruction around 10 or as needed. The cost of $5 for members of GCO or other USOF clubs and $8 for non-members (one price for an individual or group going out together); $2 for a second course or second map.

Public toilets are available in addition to a shaded grassy area to enjoy some lunch after you have run your courses.


To get to the Granite Bay entrance to the park, take the Douglas Boulevard exit from Interstate 80 in Roseville east about six miles until it dead-ends at the park. Pay the entry fee and then follow the orienteering signs to the snack-bar parking lot and the registration table.