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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

Please note that fees and time limits apply, unless otherwise mentioned below. Events are typically not canceled due to bad weather.

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.

Driving Directions

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.