UC Berkeley

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001

Contact: Rosemary Johnson, 510-245-9735

Meet at the Campanile (bell tower) in the center of the beautiful urban campus of UC Berkeley for the start of a fun orienteering event. This variation of Window-O will provide a challenge of your map-reading skills. A 250-meter window of map will show around each control site. The rest of the map will be blank. Direction lines will lead you to the next window.

This is good training in using bearing and pace counting to get you where you want to go. You will learn how accurate your pace count is when you cover enough distance until you are able to recognize items within the window. Because the campus has many easily identifiable manmade objects, it is a good setting for this type of course. White and Yellow courses will also be offered.

As usual, registration will open at 9 a.m. Starts are from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There wonąt be any control pickup because the usual control bags wonąt be used. You will need a pencil to mark the correct answer after viewing the control feature. You will still need to check in at the finish by 2 p.m.


From Interstate 80, take the University Avenue exit. Go east on University until you dead-end at Oxford Street at the southern boundary of the campus. Park on any of the surrounding streets and walk to the center of campus to the tallest building, Gather Tower (the Campanile). Or you can take BART to the Berkeley station. Go north, cross Oxford and walk through the campus to the GT/C.