Boggs 4: Adventure in Lake County

Boggs 4: Adventure in Lake County

Two-Day A-Meet at Boggs Mountain State Forest

Date: Oct. 6 - 7, 2012
Location: Cobb, CA
Event Director: - 650.906.9672
Course Setters: Heidi Cusworth (NAV-X), Bill Cusworth (NAV-X)
Type: A; We return to the beautiful Boggs Mountain area for a 2-day A-meet -- Long on Saturday, Middle on Sunday

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Event Director's Notes

By Nick Corsano

Welcome to the Bay Area Orienteering Club’s fourth weekend A-Meet at this beautiful forested venue!

Before getting into orienteering related topics, here are some important points:

Packet Pickup (and day-of-event registration) will be available Friday evening at the Eagle & Rose Inn, Room 19, from 6–9 PM, and at the event site Saturday from 9–11 AM and Sunday from 8:30–10 AM. The Eagle & Rose Inn is on the west side of Hwy 175 in Cobb, about 7.5 miles from the junction with Route 29 in Middletown. The entrance to Boggs Mountain State Forest is about a mile farther north along Hwy 175.

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Start procedure: The same procedure will be used both days. Clear and Check units will be at the Start. There will be an audible signal every minute. At two minutes before your start time, your name will be called, and you should report to the first start line. The volunteer will check your name off the start list, and give you any necessary reminders. At one minute before your start, you will move up to the second line. There you will pick up the correct map and write your name and bib number on the back of the map case. At the next signal, punch the Start unit and run down the trail to a common first control.

Finish procedure: Maps will be collected at the Finish until the last start time each day. You may pick up your map in the campground. E-punch is at the campground, a short walk from the Finish. Be sure to download after you finish!

Scoring: The Scottish points system will be used to arrive at a combined two-day score. Your score each day will be: 1000 × (your class winner’s time) / (your time) . Awards will be at 1:00 on Sunday.

Hazards: In addition to the things mentioned above, there are small patches of poison oak in the area. There is a shooting range in the far SE corner of the forest, but it is more than a kilometer (and over a large hill) from the closest point on any course.