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Spring Lake Regional Park and
Boggs Mountain State Demonstration Forest

Featuring the 2009 U.S. Team Trials

Date: May. 1 - 3, 2009
Location: Santa Rosa, CA & Cobb, CA
Event Directors: - 510.681.6181, - 415.456.8118
Course Setters: Mikkel Conradi, Evan Custer, George Minarik
Type: A; 3-day A-meet, featuring the 2009 U.S. Team Trials and 2 WRE days; recreational courses Saturday & Sunday for non-competitors

Course Setter's Notes – Saturday Middle-Distance Courses


The middle-distance courses will be in some of the most technical terrain that Boggs has to offer. However, to reach this terrain, the Green, Red, and Blue courses will have a remote Start that is 2.5 km away from the assembly area, which should take about 30 minutes at a brisk walk.

Note for Team Trial and WRE entrants: Remember that your assigned start time cannot be changed. If you are late, you can either (a) start right away, but keep your original assigned start time, or (b) ask for a new start time, but then you will not be eligible for the Team Trials.

The Start area for the White, Yellow, Orange, and Brown courses will be very close to the assembly area and the Finish.

Control descriptions will be handed out at the Start, after the Call-up line. There will also be control descriptions on the maps. No control descriptions will given out in the packets.

The courses will feature multiple controls, with short- and medium-length legs, with multiple changes in direction, that will require constant concentration and rapid decision making. Although route choice will also play a role, it is not the primary goal of the middle-distance course. The expected winning time for the advanced courses is 35 minutes, plus or minus 5 minutes.

The terrain is variable. There are some areas that are steep and rough, and other areas that are relatively flat and open that will allow you to kick into high gear. Some of the forest is well groomed, whereas other parts have deadfall and is slower going. The trail network is moderate. There are many old logging roads or rides that have been mapped as narrow rides. These are variable in runnability. Some of them are very fast, while others are quite overgrown and may be hard to discern when crossing them.

The initial descent to the first controls on Green, Red, and Blue is quite steep, so be careful. After the first control, the remainder of the course is much more moderate.

Some of the controls are quite close together. The minimum separation between controls is 60 meters. Be sure to check the code number before punching.

The area is a state demonstration forest, and there are timber harvesting plans. You may encounter various streamers, including blue and white, and orange. The ranger has told us that although there are streamers, they do not plan to begin lumbering until after the event, so we do not anticipate new roads or construction that is not on the map.

There will be one common water stop for the Green, Red, and Blue courses, and one common water stop for the White, Yellow, and Orange courses, that are not at controls. There is no water stop for Brown, since the course is less than 2.5 km. The water stops are indicated on the map by the cup symbol. For the Green, Red, and Blue courses, the water stop will be on a road that is on an obvious route choice.

There is a common final control, very close to the Finish. Be sure to punch this control before crossing the Finish. The Finish area is quite close to the assembly area.

Preliminary statistics (subject to change until final printing of the maps):

   Course   Distance   Climb   Controls
   White     2.2 km     55 m      11
   Yellow    2.2 km     75 m       9
   Orange    3.2 km    135 m      12
   Brown     2.1 km    135 m       9
   Green     3.2 km    150 m      14
   Red       4.0 km    170 m      15
   Blue      5.0 km    265 m      20