Spring Lake, Santa Rosa

November 1, 1998

Come out and enjoy a beautiful fall day on one of our Club's most distinctive maps. Spring Lake (and the adjacent western portion of Annadel State Park) is an area which experienced intensive, if primitive mining in the past. This activity has resulted in an area with innumerable pit and rock features and an undulating terrain, mostly flat on the western part of the map, while steeper on the eastern portion. The shorter courses will concentrate on the flatter, western side of the map, while the longer courses will venture further east into Annadel, seeing areas not visited at our event here last June. Temperatures should be moderate and the rain should still be a few weeks away, so now is the time to enjoy the fall colors and perhaps prepare for the "A" meet at Big Basin in two weeks time.

Four courses will be offered: White, Yellow, Orange, and Green. I may add a Brown course if there is sufficient demand. Registration and starts will be at the Oak Knolls picnic area (as in the past), with starts from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Beginner clincs will run all morning on an "as needed" basis, starting at 9:30 am.

Directions:  Take U.S. Highway 101 north to Santa Rosa. Once in Santa Rosa, exit onto highway 12 going east. Follow highway 12 for 1.5 miles to its left turn at Farmer's Lane. Do not take this turn, but instead, continue straight onto Hoen Avenue. At the Hoen-Summerfield traffic light 1.5 miles later, continue straight, then take an immediate left onto Newanga Avenue. Newanga leads into Spring Lake County Park. At the ranger's kiosk, make a right and go up the hill to the Oak Knoll Picnic Area.

If you have any questions, please call me at 415-456-8118, or e-mail me at astersdaol.com

Scott Aster

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