Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001

Contact: Christine Shirley, 650-349-0330

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


BAOC reserved a rustic cabin for those of you who want to arrive Saturday night. $13.00 per person. Please call Chris at 650-349-0330 if youıd like a bunk Saturday night. Pay me when you arrive.

Volunteers Needed!

Especially at registration and finishes. Call Chris at 650-349-0330 or email me. See you at camp!


From Highway 101 in Marin, take Sir Francis Drake Boulevard until you reach downtown Fairfax. Continue westbound on Sir Francis Drake past downtown for another quarter mile and look for the green highway sign that says "Camp Tamarancho." Turn left at this sign onto Olema Road, and continue to follow the subsequent green camp signs until you reach Iron Springs Road. Head up Iron Springs Road for two miles until it ends at the camp entrance.

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.