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Presidio of San Francisco

Date: (Sun.) Sep. 18, 2005
Location: San Francisco, CA
Event Director: - 415.453.3679
Course Setter: Vic Revenko
Type: C; National Orienteering Day "Come and Try It" event with White, Yellow, and 2 Orange courses

Join us for an outing for novices, as well as experienced orienteers at the Presidio National Park on Sunday, September 18. This annual event is a big draw for groups, as well as individuals, from around the world. September is a great time to enjoy the views while getting some exercise and learning new or improving old skills.

White, Yellow, Orange, and Long Orange courses will be offered. Short beginner's clinics will be available for all those who wish one. The White course is suitable for beginners with no experience necessary. Yellow is for advanced beginners -- a mostly trail course requiring little orienteering experience. Orange and Long Orange are longer, intermediate, off-trail courses of moderate navigational difficulty. The Long Orange course will cover most of the Presidio. It's a great course for Adventure Racers.

Event Times

   Registration:          9:00 am - Noon
   Starts:                9:30 am - 12:30 pm
   Beginners clinics:     9:30 am - 11:30 am
   Intermediate clinic:  10:30 am
   Courses close:         2:30 pm

Event Notes

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. (Note: Wooded areas have some poison oak, so off-trail participants should wear long pants.) Beginners clinics will be offered every 15-30 minutes from 9:30am to 11:30am. In addition, we'll hold a clinic for Adventure Racers and Intermediate orienteers at 10:30 AM.

Driving Directions

All the action will start from the west part of Fort Winfield Scott at Building 1205.

Coming from the South or East: Head to the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the last SF exit on Doyle Drive just before the toll plaza. Turn right onto Lincoln Blvd., go under the overpass, and take the first left (Storey Road). Continue for about 100 yards, and go right on Ralston Avenue. Ralston makes a loop around Fort Scott. Building 1205 is on the West side. Park on Ralston Avenue or in the parking areas around there.

Coming from Marin: Exit immediately after the toll plaza onto Merchant Road. Turn left onto Lincoln, and an immediate right onto Ralston. Continue on Ralston around Fort Scott to Building 1205 (see above).

DO NOT PARK at the LOG CABIN. It is a private venue.