BAOC COOL #8
Tilden Regional Park
Date: (Sun.) Feb. 27, 2011
Location: Berkeley, CA
Event Director: - 925.872.3935
Course Setters: Jonas Kjäll, Jim Fish, Angela Hunter
Type: Junior; Meet #8 at regular "B" event
For this Championship meet we will be piggy-backing on a full-featured BAOC event at Tilden Regional Park.
- 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon: Registration
- 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM: All courses starts
- 1:15 PM: COOL Championship Award Ceremony
- 2 PM: Courses closed, must be back even if you didn't finish your course.
Other details can be found in the announcement for the regular BAOC event.
As always, we will be using electronic punching at this meet, using SPORTident finger sticks. The following models are supported: SI-Card 5, SI-Card 6, SI-Card 8, and SI-Card 9. Finger sticks are available for rent at the meet. In addition, you can get a finger stick to keep all season with your season pass.
If you have or buy a BAOC COOL season pass, your meet fee is covered. If you don't have a season pass, the regular fee applies: $3 per Junior, or $5 on JV or Varsity, plus a $3 fee for finger-stick rental
BAOC COOL (student) Competitive Categories
The following courses will be used for the BAOC COOL classes:
- Elementary boys and girls – White course
- Middle School boys and girls – Yellow course
- JV boys and girls – Orange course
- Varsity girls – Brown course
- Varsity boys – Green course
BAOC Winter Series (adult) Competitive Categories
The following courses will be used for the BAOC Winter Series (BAWS) classes:
- Winter Series women – Brown course and above
- Winter Series men – Green course and above
The following courses will be available at the event:
Course Length Climb Controls Physicality Navigation
White 1.5 km 70 m 13 Low Very Easy Yellow 2.4 km 105 m 14 Low Easy Orange 3.0 km 145 m 9 Medium Medium Brown 3.0 km 125 m 10 Medium Advanced Green 4.2 km 235 m 14 High Advanced Red 5.5 km 365 m 14 Very High Advanced Blue 6.9 km 485 m 20 Very High Advanced
There are many ways to reach the Mineral Springs Area in Tilden Park, depending on what direction you are coming. Since you are an orienteer, you may want to check a map. Here are a few possibilities:
From the east, take the Orinda exit from Rte. 24, and head north towards Orinda Village and Richmond on Camino Pablo. Go about 3 miles, and turn left at the signal onto Wildcat Canyon Road (Bear Creek Rd. goes off to the right towards Briones), and wind your way up Wildcat for 3.1 miles. Mineral Springs will be on your right past Inspiration Point, but before you get to the Botanical Garden.
If you are coming from the north or from Berkeley, it probably will be easier to go up to Grizzly Peak Rd., east on Shasta, and right on Wildcat Canyon Road past the Botanic Garden and turn left into Mineral Springs.
In the winter, the park closes South Park Drive, so if you are coming from the south on Grizzly Peak Road from Claremont or Fish Ranch Road, you will not be able to take South Park Drive down to Wildcat Canyon Rd. but should continue to Shasta Road, and turn east.
If the lot is full, you may park on the shoulder of the road if the vehicle is completely off the road and is not in a "No Parking Zone".
The GPS coordinates for the Mineral Springs Group Area are: N 37° 53.94 W 122° 14.87. There's a map here that shows the location of the event.
AC Transit line 67 runs on Sunday from downtown Berkeley near the Berkeley BART station at Shattuck and Center every 45 minutes beginning at 8:00 AM and goes to the Brazilian Room in Tilden. The trip takes about 23 minutes. From the Brazilian Room, you can walk east on Wildcat Canyon Road (towards the Botanic Garden) approximately 0.8 mile to Mineral Springs assembly area.