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Calero County Park

Date: (Sun.) Sep. 9, 2007
Location: San Jose, CA
Event Directors: - 408.732.4818, - 408.996.8749
Course Setters: Tapio Karras, Jim Waite
Type: B; Regular 7-course BAOC event

Hope you will join us as we return to beautiful Calero Park for our annual "B" event. This year we will offer the regular 7 courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red, and Blue (see below).

Registration will be open from 9:00 A.M. till noon. Starts will be available from 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Short Beginners Clinics will be offered as needed between 9:30 A.M. and 10:30 A.M. The courses will close at 2:00 P.M. Remember that you must report at the Finish by 2:00 P.M. whether or not you complete your course (we don't want to have to go looking for you!).

For more information about the typical costs and schedule at orienteering events, and more, please see our FAQ.

Registration and Beginners Clinics will be in the main parking area. Both Start and Finish will be within a short walk from the parking area. Allow 10 minutes to reach the Start.

Here are the statistics for the courses:

   Course    Distance    Climb    Navigation      Terrain, Physical Effort
   White      3.2 km     115 m    Beginner        Trails, Easy
   Yellow     2.9 km     130 m    Adv. Beginner   Mostly Trails, Easy
   Orange     3.4 km     230 m    Intermediate    Off-trail, Moderate
   Brown      3.2 km     280 m    Advanced        Off-trail, Moderate
   Green      4.3 km     310 m    Advanced        Off-trail, Hard
   Red        4.9 km     350 m    Advanced        Off-trail, Hard
   Blue       6.4 km     435 m    Advanced        Off-trail, Very Hard

See the Course Setters' Notes for details.

Electronic punching will be used on all courses, including White and Yellow, so don't forget your e-sticks. You can rent an e-stick at Registration if you don't own one.

As always, we are looking for volunteers for this event. If you are able to help, please let us know.

Driving Directions

From the Peninsula, take Highway 85 south to Almaden Expressway. Head south 5 miles to the end of the road. Turn right onto Harry, and then immediately left onto McKean. The main park entrance is 5 miles south on McKean. Go past the boat ramp and turn instead at the entrance marked "Calero County Park; Park Office; Equestrian Center; All Trailheads".

From the East Bay, take Highway 101 south past San Jose and exit at Bailey Ave. After 3.2 miles west, Bailey ends at McKean. Turn left and go south 0.7 miles to the park entrance.