August 2, 1998
Registration: 9:00 am 12:30 pm
Starts available: 9:30 am 1:00 pm
Beginners clinics: 9:30 am 12:00 pm
Courses close 2:00 p.m.
The Presidio, our newest National Park, is an ideal locale for beginning and intermediate orienteers, with a central location and relatively easy terrain, not to mention historic buildings and scenic views. Wooded areas have some poison oak, so off-trail participants should wear long pants. White, Pink Yellow, Orange, Long Orange, Start-O courses will be offered.
|White||Beginners, a short trail course, no experience needed||2.5k||40m||11|
|Pink||Long beginners, a long trail course, no experience needed||4.5k||60m||13|
|Yellow||Advanced beginners, a mostly trail course requiring little orienteers experience||4.5km||100m||11|
|Orange||Intermediate, longer off trail course of moderate difficulty||6.0k||200m||10|
|Long Orange||Intermediate, long off trail course of moderate difficulty||7.5k||350m||14|
|Start O'||Children's course (with parent oversight) that teaches orienteers basics|
Directions: All the action will start from Pershing Square (a.k.a. the Main Parade Ground).
From the North or South on Highway 1: Turn East on California St. and go about 13 blocks to Arguello Blvd. Turn left and go about 4 blocks, entering the Presidio via the Arguello Gate. Follow Arguello, veering right at the fork, all the way down to the Main Parade Ground (big parking lot). Follow the orienteering signs to the registration/start area.
From the East: Use the Lombard St. entrance. Go about 1/4 mile, veering right onto Presidio Blvd., which becomes Lincoln Blvd. Continue on Lincoln until the Main Parade Ground appears on the left between Graham and Montgomery.
--Vic Revenko, 415-453-3679 VJREchevron.com