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Briones Regional Park

Date: (Sun.) Oct. 12, 2008
Location: Lafayette, CA
Event Director: - 925.934.6567
Course Setter: Alan Houser
Type: B; Regular 7-course BAOC event in conjunction with the Scout-O Championships

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

We return again to the southwest portion of Briones for our annual fall event.

All courses will be pre-marked on the maps. All courses will use E-punching. White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red, and Blue courses will be offered. Grass stickers and thistles are usually abundant, so be sure to wear long pants and gaiters.

The annual Scout-O Championships will also be held concurrently with the regular event, so expect a sizable crowd. Although pre-registration is required for the Scout-O, it is not required for the BAOC B-meet.

BAOC members: Please note that your showing is very good publicity for the club, and sets an example for hundreds of scouts and adults to see!! Please come with your best O' gear, and give a smile and a word of encouragement to all the youngsters.

Please allow for a 15-minute walk to the start.

Registration opens at 9:00 AM. Starts will be at the usual times—from 10:00 to 12:30.

Here are the course statistics:

                                           Navigational   Physical
  Course    Distance    Climb   Controls   Difficulty     Difficulty
  White      3.7 km     105 m      10        Easy          Easy 
  Yellow     3.9 km     135 m      11        Easy          Easy 
  Orange     4.5 km     180 m      13        Moderate      Moderate 
  Brown      3.9 km      67 m      14        Hard          Moderate 
  Green      4.5 km     150 m      18        Hard          Hardish 
  Red        5.0 km     160 m      21        Hard          Hard     
  Blue       5.7 km     225 m      22        Hard          Hard 

See the Event Director's Notes for more information.

If you are able to help out on the day of the meet or before, please let know. We will need your help!

Driving Directions

Registration will be at the West entrance to the park, off of Bear Creek Road. To get there, take route 24 West from 680 or East from 80. Exit at Orinda heading North on Camino Pablo. After about 2 miles, turn right on Bear Creek Road. After about 3.5 miles, the park entrance will be on your right (don’t be fooled by the parking area on the left—that’s not it), and is well sign-posted. There is a charge of approximately $5.00 for parking.

Please carpool if possible, since there will probably be many scouts attending.