7th Annual Golden Goat "Orienteering Adventure Race"
Contact: Ian Tidswell, 415-681-7075
WorldAR for Adventure Racing.
Welcome to 2002's Golden Goat, California's version of the Billy
challenging "one-size-fits-most" event with a mass start, orange level
(intermediate) control placement (with one or two harder ones thrown
fun), and following allowed. In addition, there are other special
such as the option to skip a control. Most intermediate or above
competitors find the GG to be a lot of fun - very competitive at the
with fast intermediates giving the usual suspects a run for their
while at the back impromptu teams try to just finish (while entries
individual, collusion is allowed - or even encouraged).
Course Difficulty Length Climb Controls Notes
White Beginner 1.8km 110m 9 Recommended for first timers
Yellow Intermediate beginner 2.4km 135m 9 Good as second course. A bit harder than white
Kid Intermediate-advanced 7.3km 495m 15 First loop of Goat. Physically tough.
Goat Intermediate-advanced 10.3km 750m 22 Physically very tough
The Goat (and Kid, which is the first loop of the Goat) should be
only by those in good physical condition and who have successfully
at least one intermediate orienteering course.
The Goat (and Kid) have several special features:
The White and Yellow courses are in our usual format:
- Remote mass start at 11am. We'll walk to the start
leaving at 10:30am. Water will be available at the start, and
be carried back to the event area.
- GOAT/KID COURSES CLOSE AT 3:30PM SHARP! YOU MUST FINISH BY THIS
You will be recorded as DNF, and no shirt awarded, if you finish after
- Can skip any one control in the first leg (the Kid). Don't punch in
- Can opt to complete just the Kid by finishing after visiting
- Following IS ALLOWED (encouraged for the slower competitors)
- Entry fee is $20 for all
- T-shirts awarded to all finishers of either the Goat and Kid. T-
handed out starting at 2pm
- Refreshments will be available in the finish area. Consider carrying
water and food.
- Start and finish are located close to registration
- Beginners clinics will be offered between 9:30am and 10:30am, near
registration. See the "Introduction to Orienteering" for some general
information on the sport.
- Starts are available between 10:00am to 12:30pm. You MUST finish
course by 2:30pm.
- Visit all the controls on your course in order.
- Refreshments will be available in the finish area.
- Sorry...no t-shirts for these courses. Can we interest you in a BAOC
- The standard entry fees apply ($6 for the first person)
Map and Terrain
We're using the new OCAD map for Las Trampas, recently converted by
Blair and Bob Cooley (thanks!). The Goat and Kid will be pre-printed
1:10,000 scale, 7.5m contours. White/yellow courses will be printed on
1:7,500 scale. The map was originally created in 1991 and only minor
updates have been made. Map quality is so-so. Vegetation has changed
somewhat, and the contour detail is poor in some steeper areas. There
a few new fences, and many animal trails that aid progress, but are
The terrain is typical Bay Area ridge and valley, with a mixture of
wooded areas. Most areas are quite steep. Watch your footing on the
slopes. Open areas are quite fast running, although the footing is
difficult. Areas marked white forest are generally fast going,
poison oak is quite extensive in the park (take precautions). All
the thinnest areas of fight (green) should be avoided.
Take I-680 to the Crow Canyon Road West exit. Continue on Crow Canyon Road, and make a right onto Bollinger Canyon Road. Drive north about 4 miles. Follow the O' signs to the parking area on your left.