Contact: Nick Corsano,
Sunday, July 8, 2001
Bayfront is a pleasant little park on the shores of the bay near the
west end of the Dumbarton Bridge in Menlo Park. The terrain is
mostly open with a number of modest hills and quite a few trails.
We will be offering a variety of orienteering adventures at Bayfront
on Sunday, July 8:
Everyone is welcome to try as many of these courses as time permits,
but the Club's intermediate and advanced runners are encouraged to
do the Trail-less O' first.
- Trailed - A standard White course, excellent for beginners of all ages.
The course follows trails on a loop around the park.
- Off-Trail - Our Yellow course, for those with some orienteering or other
topographical map experience, ventures off-trail for its control locations.
- Trail-O (beginner and intermediate) - Trail orienteering is a new version
of the sport designed to challenge a competitor's map-reading ability
and powers of observation, not physical speed or stamina. It provides
people with limited mobility the chance to participate on equal terms with
the most able-bodied among us. Manual or electric wheelchairs, walking
aids, and physical assistance are permitted. The beginners' Trail-O will
be suitable for newcomers, either kids or adults; the intermediate course
should offer some challenges for experienced orienteers.
- Trail-less O - Navigationally equivalent to the Yellow course, but none of
the park's trails will be shown from the competitors' maps.
From the Peninsula, take Highway 101 to the Marsh Road East exit.
Stay to the left so you can drive straight ahead into the park at the
traffic signal where Marsh turns right into Bayfront Expressway.
From the East Bay, cross the Dumbarton Bridge. Go to the fifth
traffic light after the bridge and turn right into the park.