Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Date: (Sun.) Oct. 5, 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Event Director: - 650.941.8251
Course Setter: Derek Maclean
Type: C; Intermediate/advanced courses only (Orange thru Blue); NO BEGINNER COURSES
Note: Park approval has been received. The event is on!
Please join us for a Fall Meet at Almaden Quicksilver park in the South Bay.
Enjoy the cooler weather and downhill courses!
All competitors will be shuttled from the lower parking lot to the upper trailhead. Five courses will then traverse downhill to finish at the lower parking lot.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO WHITE OR YELLOW COURSES! This is due to steep, unsuitable terrain at the lower end of the park.
In lieu of a White course, there will be a small event for juniors adjacent to the lower parking lot—see the Course Setter's Notes for details.
Volunteers are needed for all tasks, but especially for drivers to work a shuttle shift.
Here are the course statistics:
Technical Physical Course Length Climb Controls Difficulty Difficulty
Orange 3.9 km 100 m 11 Intermediate Intermediate Brown 3.9 km 205 m 11 Advanced Hard Green 4.3 km 265 m 11 Advanced Harder Red 5.0 km 325 m 12 Advanced Very hard Blue 6.0 km 400 m 14 Advanced Even harder
Please read the Course Setter's Notes for more information.
Parking will be at the Hacienda parking lot near the town of New Almaden.
From the Peninsula, take Hwy 85 S to the Almaden Expressway exit in S San Jose. Travel S (right) on Almaden Expwy for 4.2 miles to the junction with Almaden Rd. Turn R onto Almaden Rd and proceed 2.3 miles through the town of New Almaden to the well-marked parking lot on the R. Follow instructions from parking attendants.
From the East Bay or points South, take Hwy 101 to Hwy 85(N), travel 5 miles to the junction with Almaden Expwy, and proceed as above.