Come one, come all to the first BAOC event of 2002, our annual street-O at Emerald Hills! This year, our course setter (the esteemed Wyatt Riley) has added a new twist: We will venture outside the residential neighborhood into Edgewood Park and surrounding open spaces. Wyatt has also updated the original street map, added to it, and put it into OCAD.
Registration: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Starts: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Courses close: 2:00 p.m. (Please check in whether you finish the course or not)
# of Navigational Course Controls Distance Climb Difficulty Time Limit White 13 3.5 km 124 m Beginner (3 hours, but you'll probably be much faster) Score-O up to 32 up to 12km up to 600m Beg-Intermed. 60-90 minutes, 3 controls extend the limitControl questions (White & Score-O) - At each control location, you will have to answer a simple question on your course's control sheet, such as "Which side of the intersection is the street sign on?" Just circle the right answer from the 3 choices, so we can tell you have been there. (Please don't guess the answers at ones you don't go to; you won't get credit and there will be a penalty on the Score-O.)
Extendable Score-O rules - When you start, you have 60 minutes to find as many controls as you can. You get 1 point for each control found. You lose 1 point for every minute (or portion thereof) that you are late to the finish. Three controls are worth 1 point AND a 10-minute time extension see the map and score card. Example: If you get 2 of these controls, your time limit will have been extended to 80 minutes (60+10+10).
Contours - The contours are 25-meter index contours only. It would have taken way too long to put in all the 5-meter contours, and you generally don't need them for navigation. I think the 25-meter contours will be sufficient for route planning, and basic general landform understanding. If someone wants to put the 5-meter contours in for next year, let Bob Cooley know.
Roads - The White course and much of the Score-O is on the narrow, windy residential streets of the Emerald Hills neighborhood. Please run or walk along road edges and cross very carefully; there are a few crazy and/or inattentive drivers out there.
Poison oak (Score-O only) - Some of the Score-O does venture off the pavement. Watch those P.O. bushes and sprigs; they are usually quite avoidable and not too strong this time of year, but some route choices, and map- reading while running blindly, could bring you into closer contact than you'd like.