Get ready to run the Morgan Territory A-meet at beautiful Camp Tamarancho. This Boy Scout camp, located at the top of Marin County, offers BIG vistas of Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Diablo, San Francisco Bay, Loma Alta, and sweeping views of Marin. The terrain is mixed with oak forest, and open, steep grassland, fir forest, redwoods and ferns. The trail network moderate and a little unkempt. The map is very good and this is only the second year it has been used.
We will offer seven premarked courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red, and Blue. E-punch will be used on all courses except White and Yellow. Registration opens at 9:00 am. Starts will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
The courses are shorter than last year and winning times should be within the acceptable ranges. We also tried to minimize the climb this year, but this is a venue known for its hills. The views are marvelous, though, even on the White and Yellow courses. Course Statistics
Course Length (meters) Controls Climb (meters) Difficulty White 2400 8 115 Easy (with some climb) Yellow 2575 10 170 Beginner, Moderate Orange 3400 14 260 Intermediate, Moderate Brown 2750 10 235 Advanced, Hard Green 3675 10 300 Advanced, Hard Red 5425 14 430 Advanced, Very Hard Blue 6000 17 490 Advanced, Very Hard
Warning: Iron Springs is a narrow, winding, partially paved road with lots of small potholes. A car with normal clearance can make it if driven carefully. Low-riders and sports cars are not advised.
If you would prefer not to drive your car up Iron Springs Road, I have arranged for use the Fairfax library parking lot as a park-and-ride location for this event. The library is located on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, just before the turn-off to Tamarancho. The library asks us not to park in the three spots located next to the book-drop. It is up to you to arrange carpooling from this location.
Parking is available at Tamarancho, but it is limited. Carpool if you can. Please back into your parking spot! This is to allow quick exit in the event of fire. Hopefully it wonıt be as hot as last weekend, but it still is dry.