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
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:
- Yellow Jackets: These stinging insects (which resemble honey bees) have been active, especially around the campground. If you get stung, the first aid station will be able to help you during meet hours, but you may want to check this site (http://www.medicinenet.com/bee_and_wasp_sting/article.htm) ahead of time.
- Fire: Fire danger is extremely high in Lake County right now, so be extremely cautious!
- Speed: Please observe the posted speed limits driving on the forest road (10 mph, 5 mph past the park office and the campground).
- Hunting: Hunting is allowed in Boggs, but there is hardly any at this time of year.
- Water: There is no running water at Boggs. There will be plenty on the courses, and at the post-race refreshment table, but not enough for everybody’s general use. I recommend that everybody bring an extra gallon of water, and if you are camping, bring several gallons. Campers also need to remember that they will need to pack out their own trash.
- Parking: If you are camping, drive into the campground, find a good-looking site, and park there. I recommend that early arrivals drive a ways into the campground and pick a more remote site. You will have a quieter weekend, and it will make it easier for late arrivals to find a site. Non-campers should follow the Parking signs on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
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.
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.