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Red Bluff Training Weekend

Date: Apr. 30 - May. 2, 2010
Location: Red Bluff, CA
Event Director: - 541.401.7595
Course Setters: Ben Legg, Jim Fish
Type: Training; A weekend of training activities

April 22 Update

Last call going out for the training weekend. Let know in the next few days if you intend to come, so I can be prepared. Remember, that's April 30th–May 2nd. Get excited about awesome vistas, fast fast forest, and a BBQ down by the river. A really good group of people are coming. You can learn from the experts, and we'll even help you learn night orienteering. All skill levels welcome.

If you already sent me an email to RSVP, I probably got it. If I haven't replied, it's because I've been swamped. An informational email will be coming soon.

And if you're still on the edge, a couple small teaser photos showing what you'll be missing are available here ( ;-)


Sorry about late notice on this (I sent earlier information just to the training email list).

Plans are still on for another training campout at Red Bluff this year. Please RSVP to if you are planning to come. The more the merrier.

Here is the schedule:

Friday, April 30 – As in past years, we will be camping at Lake Red Bluff, where Jim Fish has volunteered to set out a Night Orienteering course for us. The group camping site has historically been cheap, and showers are available.

Saturday, May 1 – We'll be training at the Perry Riffle site, where I have recently done a small map expansion to include a wider variety of terrain. Jonas and Rex will also be sharing their expertise. Saturday evening, we have traditionally had a group potluck BBQ, with more than you can eat.

Sunday, May 2 – We are going to test our skills at Granite Bay ( in Sacramento, where I expect to see some excellent courses hosted by GCO.

Once again, please if you're planning to come. I know this overlaps with the Stanford Event, and I'm sorry about that, but it was the only way we could make things work out.

What to Bring

Bring your typical orienteering and camping gear, and don't forget your signaling whistle. The campground has BBQ grills, picnic tables, and quarter-fed showers. There are groceries, motels, and restaurants nearby.

Bring something tasty to share for Saturday's dinner. Other meals are on-your-own. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday. There is no running water at the training site, just an outhouse.

Safety Information

Weather is variable—come prepared for cold and heat.

Bring a whistle for emergency signaling.

Rattlesnakes are common. Gaiters and long baggy pants are recommended. There are cliffs on the map, so look before you leap.

There is some poison oak, but it is easily avoided.

The Sacramento River is cold and swift, but refreshing.

Cell-phone coverage is spotty.