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Spring Lake Regional Park

Date: (Sat.) Apr. 15, 2006
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Event Director: - 415.456.8118
Course Setter: Scott Aster
Type: C; White, Yellow, and Sprint courses, plus a special course with an Easter theme

Come out for a beautiful day of Orienteering at scenic and complex Spring Lake county park. We are holding this event on Saturday this time, and the venue will amaze you with flowers, short green grass, and excellent orienteering.

We will have four courses. White and Yellow courses will be designed for beginners and advanced beginners. The White course will be fairly short, and will stay on trails and roads. This is an excellent first course for people trying the sport. The Yellow course will be longer, and the route choices and control locations will be a step up in difficulty.

Our third course will be designed solely for fun. I've not yet decided on the theme (Easter or taxes, they both tickle my imagination), but they will involve fun challenges, and perhaps an "altered" map.

The last course offered will be a sprint course. This will be the third annual Spring Lake sprint, and will involve rapid decision making and quick running. The course will be a bit more technical than last year, but anyone is welcome to try it, and the competition should be fun to watch. The expected winning time will be about 20 minutes for this course.

Registration, starts, and finishes will be at the Oak Knolls picnic area (where we usually meet). Registration will begin at 9:00 AM, and starts will be available from 10:00 AM until 12:30. Beginner clinics will be offererd througout the morning on an as-needed basis. These short clinics are designed to give you the necessary information and skills to successfully complete a beginner course.

Amenities at our site include picnic tables, barbecue pits, and piped water (plus flush toilettes!). Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after you complete your course!

See you there!

Driving 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 (where a $4 parking fee might be required), make a right and go up the hill to the Oak Knolls picnic area.