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Bon Tempe Reservoir

Date: Dec. 17 - 18, 2005
Location: Fairfax, CA
Event Director: - 510.658.4327
Course Setter: Penny DeMoss
Type: C; Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event, limited to BAOC members who volunteered during 2005. Participation is free, but limited to 20 per day.

Note: All the allotted spaces for each day have been filled. Any additional reservations will go on the waiting list. (Nov. 15)

Penny and I have scheduled the Bon Tempe event for Dec 17th and 18th, 2005. It will be "Volunteer Appreciation Weekend". "Volunteers" being defined as those club members who have contributed "significantly" to club events during 2005.

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The Bon Tempe administration restricts the use of "groups" to 20 people a day, so by having our event over 2 days, we can accommodate 40 runners. We will have a priority system for entrants this year. First priority will be given to Event Directors and Course Setters of scheduled events. With regard to the "A" Meet at Joe Grant in October, priority will also be given to the Committee Heads: Start, Finish, Pickup, Vetting, Registration, etc. There are also other club members who provide services during the year that do not fall into the aforementioned catagories. They will also be given first priority.

Penny and I are planning to do some map corrections during the year, and perhaps make the map a little more user friendly in some areas. Perhaps we can eliminate some of the "fourth dimension", paranormal features of the "Hillside of Death"! On dark and stormy nights, the ghosts of past Bon Tempe events can be seen wondering around the cliffs and boulders!

November Update

Here are the preliminary stats for the Bon Tempe Volunteer Appreciation meet of Dec. 17 and 18. (See the Course Setter's Notes for an update.)

These might change slightly after vetting, but it'll still be about as follows:

  Short     3.4 km    165 m climb     8 controls
  Medium    5.0 km    225 m climb    12 controls
  Long      6.4 km    293 m climb    15 controls

We had every intention of going over and trying, once again, to sort out the "hillside of death", but I don't know where the year went. I'm thinking we might have spent far too much time carping! (I hope Harold doesn't see this.)

At any rate, we can make changes after we vet if we see anything obvious.

I love it over there. It's my favorite BAOC venue, with it's alpine lakes, varied woods, unpredictable weather, runable open areas free of ankle wrenching "cow holes"......terrific.

Please join us for a free (except for the park entry fee) run in the woods, and treats, if you have volunteered this year. We already have 10 entries for each day, and we are allowed only 20 per day. If you want to come, you'd better let us know. We'll keep a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Please mention which day you'd like to attend. You don't have to decide which course you want to run right now, but it will help us print the proper number of maps if you know.

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Driving Directions

From highway 101 in San Rafael, take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit and go west for 5.5 miles to the town of Fairfax. Turn left onto Claus Dr. (Rino gas station), then immediately take another left onto Broadway, then right at the next corner which is Bolinas Rd. Stay on Bolinas Rd for 1.5 miles. Turn left at the large wooden sign that says "Lake Lagunitas". Stay on this road until you reach the ranger kiosk. Pay the entrance fee, then proceed on the paved road to the parking lot at the very end.