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Calero Reservoir, 1997

Las Trampas

Date: Sunday, January 16, 2005
Location: San Ramon, CA
Event Director: - 925-516-7622
Course Setter: Francois Leonard
Type: B; Regular Event, all seven courses, plus a long Orange (Adventure Race training)

This will be a standard event with the full range of courses offered, including a Long Orange course. The standard schedule for registration, starts and course closure will be followed. E-punch will be used for Orange, Long Orange and advanced courses. Maps are 1:10000. Poison oak is not prevalent in the area of the park used for this event, but the usual precautions should be followed. Toilets and drinking water will be available near the registration area.

Click to enlarge - Montebello Open Space Preserve, looking from the start toward the finish (2004)

As requested by park rangers, parking for the event will be in the Little Hills Picnic Ranch off Bollinger Canyon Road. There is a 1km walk from the parking area to registration.

Las Trampas is steep. Contour lines are 7.5m, and not because the mapper was lazy. At the time of writing, significant rain has fallen, which might make for slippery slopes. Cleats are recommended.

Special Note: Runners on the orange and advanced courses need to carry a compass since these courses will have a special twist...

Course statistics:

Course       Length        Climb        Controls      Navigational Challenge
======       ======        =====        ========      ======================
White         2.3km          75m           6          Beginner
Yellow        2.9km         120m           9          Advanced beginner
Orange        3.2km         230m          10          Intermediate
L.Orange      5.1km         350m          13          Intermediate
Brown         3.7km         250m           8          Advanced
Green         4.6km         345m           8          Advanced
Red           5.5km         375m          14          Advanced
Blue          6.8km         500m          18          Advanced
*Anyone interested in volunteering for this event, please contact the meet director.

Driving Directions

From the west: Take Highway 580 from Hayward to Crow Canyon Road. Follow Crow Canyon Road to Bollinger Canyon Road. Go left (north) on Bollinger Canyon Road and continue until you see the sign for "Little Hills Picnic Ranch" on the left side of the road. Park and follow the signs to registration.

From the north, east and south: Take Highway 680 to Crow Canyon Road in San Ramon. Go west on Crow Canyon to Bollinger Canyon Road. Turn right (north) and continue until you see the sign for "Little Hills Picnic Ranch" on the left side of the road. Park and follow the signs to registration.