Golden Gate Park "Tour of Fog"
Date: (Sat.) Aug. 5, 2006
Location: San Francisco, CA
Event Director: - 510.681.6181
Course Setters: Dwight Freund (GCO), Vladimir Gusiatnikov
Type: C; White, Yellow, Orange, Long Orange, and USOF Sprint courses
NOTE: Preregistration is REQUIRED for the August 6th Urban Festival Of Orienteering (http://whatitiz.biz/baoc/20060804_06_ufo/flyer.html) event at Joaquin Miller Park, and can be arranged during this event.
Do I need to describe one of the most famous city parks in the world? A fabulous variety of buildings, monuments, vegetation, gardens, and people. Enjoy a day in the park orienteering! Pick the course to suit you, and add on a Sprint if you like!
All the courses, except the Sprint, will use "pie plate" controls or Q&A format. The Sprint will use regular control bags and punches. (The Sprint earns points for Peter Gagarin's USOF Sprint series (http://petergagarin.org), not USOF ranking points.)
Poison oak is not unheard of in Golden Gate Park, so know what it looks like. Only the Orange, Long Orange, and Sprint courses might venture near it.
The meeting location will be the same as the last four years: Marx Meadow (http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=john+f+kennedy+dr+%26+30th+ave&csz=san+francisco%2C+ca) along John F. Kennedy Drive between 25th Avenue and 30th Avenue. (Note: That link shows the location a bit too far to the west.)
Registration is 9:30 to noon, starts 10:00 to 12:30, courses close at 2:00. We will have short beginner's clinics starting at 9:45.
We need volunteers for starts, finishes, results, and control pickup.
See the Course Setter's Notes for more information.
- Rex Winterbottom, E.D.
From Route 101 North or Interstate 80 West: Take the 101 North - Golden Gate Bridge exit. Stay on the freeway until it ends on Octavia Blvd in San Francisco. Cross Market and follow Octavia Street a couple blocks to Fell St, and turn left onto Fell. Follow Fell Street west for 1.5 miles, which will bring you to the east end of Golden Gate Park. The third lane from the left continues into the park along John F. Kennedy Drive. Stay on JFK Drive for about 1.5 miles. After crossing under 19th Avenue, you will see Marx Meadow on your right (on the north side of JFK Drive).
From Interstate 280 North: Take the Route 1 North/19th Avenue exit. Continue north on 19th Avenue, then continue straight through the park on Crossover Drive staying in the left lane. Bear left onto Crossover Drive. Turn left onto Transverse Drive, and then a right onto JFK Drive. Marx Meadow will be on your right (on the north side of JFK Drive).
From Route 1 South: From the Golden Gate Bridge, follow Route 1 South (Park Presidio Boulevard). Take a right mid-way through Golden Gate Park on Crossover Drive. Turn left onto Transverse Drive, and then a right onto JFK Drive. Marx Meadow will be on your right (on the north side of JFK Drive).
Daly City BART station (http://www.bart.gov/stations/stationGuide/directionsResults_DALY.asp?address=mission+%40+john+daly+blvd&city=daly+city&map=yes), park your car and gather near the fare gates — you'll need a central spot to find each other!