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Bon Tempe Reservoir

Date: Dec. 13 - 14, 2008
Location: Fairfax, CA
Event Director: - 415.747.2768
Course Setter: Bill Papendick
Type: C; Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event; LIMITED ATTENDANCE; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Note: You must make a reservation in advance for this event. Do not simply show up.

This event is the BAOC's way to say thanks to our many volunteers for helping make BAOC a success in 2008. If you volunteered at an event this year, you are cordially invited to come to BAOC's most beautiful (if not the best-mapped) venue for a free orienteering run, plus treats. You can come either Saturday, Dec. 13, or Sunday, Dec. 14. Note, however, that we are limited in attendance to 20 people per day at this park. The same courses will be offered both days (but we can't guarantee that the weather will be the same both days!).

The area is managed (owned?) by the Marin Municipal Water District, and they allow us to have only 20 participants each day, so we will sign you up in order of contact. We already have a few people signed up for each day, so let us know soon if you'd like to reserve a spot. We will sign people up on a "first-come" basis.

There will be three courses, with these preliminary details:

Short – less than 4 km
Medium – 5.5 km, 14 controls
Long – 6.5 km, 16 controls

Please declare your desired course when you make your reservation, so we will know how many maps to print.

Note: The controls are field checked and marked with blue ribbons. It would be helpful if someone could vet the courses. If you are interested, please contact or .

The courses are the same for both days, and the times will be combined into one finish list. We will give the e-punch people the weekend off, and use hand punching. There will be the traditional "Thank You" treats and drinks for you to enjoy after you've run on both days, so bring some warm, dry clothes, and plan on staying for a bit.

Start times will be 10 AM to 12 noon. Courses will close at 2 PM.

Once again, you must make a reservation for this event—do not simply show up. Please me with your preference as to Saturday or Sunday, and your desired course.

Also, please me if you would like to help at the event. We will need a few volunteers for this event.


Driving Directions

From Highway 101 in Greenbrae, take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit, and go west for 5.5 miles to the town of Fairfax. Turn left onto Claus Dr. (at the Rino gas station), and then immediately take another left onto Broadway. Turn right at the next corner, which is Bolinas Rd. Stay on Bolinas Rd. for 1.5 miles. Turn left at the large, brown, wooden sign with white lettering that says "Lake Lagunitas". Stay on this road until you reach the ranger kiosk. Pay the entrance fee, then proceed on the paved road to the parking lot at the very end. (Do not turn right onto the gravel road to Bon Tempe Dam.)

Note: There will not be any orienteering signs to direct you, as the water department requests that we keep a low profile.

See you there.