Photo gallery image (click to enlarge)

BAOC Summer Training Session

Date: (Thu.) Jul. 7, 2011
Location: Belmont, CA
Event Director: - 510.681.6181
Course Setter: Rex Winterbottom
Type: Training; Casual, fun, Score-O training event (with a social option)

Enjoy a fun tour of "Water Dog" park in Belmont, and the surrounding neighborhoods. It's a hilly park with a fairly dense trail network and mostly thick chaparral and forest off-trail. Thus, travel will be on roads and trails. Fortunately, the topography and trail network make for interesting route choices, especially given that it's a Score-O format — get the checkpoints in any order. There will be 7 checkpoints, and you can go for as many as you like. To get them all is about 6 miles measured by an optimum route with about 300–400 meters of climb. Since the event center is a pizza place, the social is built right in — stay and enjoy company after doing your course! The map is 1:10000 scale, and is based on the ( map with a few trail fixes and 20-foot USGS contours added in.

Note: No other BAOC summer training sessions are scheduled yet. You are encouraged to keep this going. Design a fun map exercise with a local park, street map, USGS, orienteering map, OpenStreetMap... if anything seems hard, get help from me! Please contact if you have a date you're free and an area in mind, and I'm happy to help arrange everything. I have lots of experience doing all aspects of events.


Registration, Start, and Finish

Thanks to Nancy Lindeman for working with the staff at Village Host to get an event center.

Village Host Pizza & Grill (
1017 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94602

Driving Directions

U.S. Highway 101 to Ralston Ave in Belmont. Go southwest (towards the hills, away from the bay) on Ralston, cross El Camino Real, left on Alameda de las Pulgas, first left into shopping center.

Public Transit

Belmont Caltrain station. It's about 1.3 miles on Ralston Ave. towards the hills to the shopping center at Alameda de las Pulgas.