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Calero County Park

Date: (Sun.) Oct. 25, 2009
Location: San Jose, CA
Event Director: - 650.248.9595
Course Setters: Mark Rice, Trinka Gillis, Tapio Karras
Type: B; Calero is beautiful in the Fall--come out for a full set of courses

Please note that fees and time limits apply, unless otherwise mentioned below.

Note: No more worries about rain- we are good to go!

We look forward to seeing you at Calero on Sunday, October 25th. This year, advanced courses will be set in a newly-mapped area in the southern portion of the park. If you think you know Calero, you will enjoy this new terrain.

Under the direction of Calero veteran Tapio Karras, the Brown, Green, Red, and Blue courses will be set by Mark Rice, and the White, Yellow, and Orange courses will be set by Trinka Gillis. Steve Beuerman is setting two Trail-O controls to allow you to get some practice in before the event at Vasquez Rocks. Specific course information will be posted here at a later date.

Registration will be open from 9:00 AM until noon. Short Beginners Clinics will be offered as needed between 9:30 and 10:30 AM. These repeating sessions provide an introduction to orienteering, and enough information to complete a beginner course. Starts will be available from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

The courses will close at 2:00 PM. Remember that you must report at the Finish by 2:00 PM whether or not you complete your course (we don't want to have to go looking for you!).

Registration and Beginners Clinics will be in the main parking area. Both Start and Finish will be within a short walk from the parking area. Allow 15 minutes to reach the Start.

For more information about the typical costs and schedule at orienteering events, and more, please see our FAQ.

Electronic punching will be used on all courses, including White and Yellow, so don't forget your e-sticks. You can rent an e-stick at Registration if you don't own one. See our User's Guide for information on how to use e-punch.

As always, we are looking for volunteers for this event. If you are able to help, please let us know.

Here are the numbers for the courses:

  Course  Distance   Climb  Controls
  White    3.5 km    110 m     12
  Yellow   3.5 km    140 m     10
  Orange   3.5 km    185 m     10
  Brown    3.5 km    232 m     11
  Green    4.9 km    330 m     13
  Red      5.8 km    382 m     16
  Blue     6.8 km    465 m     20
  Trail-O: Two controls, one timed, and one self-timed.

More information is available in the Course Setters' Notes.

Driving Directions

From the Peninsula, take Highway 85 south to Almaden Expressway. Head south 5 miles to the end of the road. Turn right onto Harry, and then immediately left onto McKean. The main park entrance is 5 miles south on McKean. Go past the boat ramp, and turn instead at the entrance marked "Calero County Park; Park Office; Equestrian Center; All Trailheads".

From the East Bay, take Highway 101 south past San Jose and exit at Bailey Ave. After 3.2 miles west, Bailey ends at McKean. Turn left and go south 0.7 miles to the park entrance.

There's a map here that shows the location of the event.