Participants - about 80. A very small turnout by BAOC and past Spring Lake standards. Those who came had great weather and spectacular wildflowers (the best since I've been going to Annadel many years ago). Below are the complete results.
Another notable first: I can't ever recall a BAOC event in which the top course was won by a woman. Congratulations to Penny DeMoss, the winner on Green! Top male finisher was Michi Kamijima.
Some retrospective course setter's notes: Every map (well, many maps) has something distinctive about it. The Spring Lake map has a mix of flat urban park and steep forested hillsides, unlike our other BAOC venues. So I took advantage of it. My plan was to start the Orange and Green competitors off with some very fast orienteering around the lake, and once they were tired, send them into the hills. I planned #7 on Green to be the most technical leg, with a relatively easy leg before it to lull the unwary into sloppy orienteering. All of the above worked as planned.
What I didn't anticipate was that #3 (shared on Green and Orange) would prove to be technically challenging for many participants. From comments received afterwards, many people expect a reentrant to look a certain way, and were looking for something that wasn't there. The actual reentrant was a point feature, steep-walled, formed from mining, and could accurately be described as a pit with one of the walls collapsed, hence technically a reentrant.
More retrospectiveness: As is usual for me (and many other BAOC course setters), I made the Orange course too demanding. I revised it shortly before the event to try to ensure a fair Orange, not too technical, but my revisions didn't go far enough. I'm happy to say, though, that several people completed their first Orange at Spring Lake. Although they were out on the course for a long time, the feeling of accomplishment when crossing the finish line was contagious!
Helpers (Thank you everyone! The event truly would not have happened without you!)
Start-O 10 controls Courtney Hansen, Age 9 19:55 no help Eva, Andrew, and Rosie Sachtschale 18:59 adult help White 3.2k 60m 10 controls D.J. Phimister & Kathie Ramazzotti 62:35 Lynda Allen & Cheryl Ruhl 71:09 Mike Whelply, Joyclin, Tad, and Brian Hashimoto 74:22 Nancy Gilien & Celeste Langstaff 78:50 Tracy Hammond & Kelly Loos 84:41 Jacob Quintana & Mary Jo Durr 95:25 Hannah Sukonick 99:25 Pat Bohannon DNF (missed #7) Yellow 3.6k 120m 8 controls George & Pat Aster 86:42 Judy & Dick Koehler 89:36 Jerry Andrade & Kandi Schneckloth 102:09 Ev & Jean Beuerman 104:31 Mel Konrad & Mark Burchill 120:14 Lia Winfield & Emma Shaw Crane 141:08 2nd course Celeste Langstaff 77:40 Orange 4.5k 170m 9 controls Andrzej & Michael Sobczyk 70:44 Marsha Jacobs 81:33 Meg Gerstner 93:34 Jim & Charlene Michaels 96:54 Tom & Sandy Guldman 102:21 Randy Thomas 106:16 Vivian Lee 109:06 John Pagendarm 116:55 Brian Michaels 118:16 Jack Myers 129:04 Rosemary Johnson 140:56 Jeff Edmonston, Marjorie Wong, Tristan Flores 142:39 Jay Brady 151:52 Noel Sutphin-Gray & David Gray 157:00 Ken & Paris Organist (4 in group) 161:36 Irene Weydemeyer 163:52 Don Gee OT Jenni Barclay DNF (missed #3) Lisa Hammersgey DNF (missed #3 and #5) Steve O'Keefe DNF Cheryl Madson DNF Craig Van Horn did not check in at finish Green 4.6k 220m 12 controls Penny DeMoss 61:25 Michihiro Kamijima 66:55 Derek Maclean 74:04 Alan Glendinning 81:55 Rob Williams 88:08 Bill Papendick 89:56 Werner Haag 92:00 Scott Aster 94:04 Matthias Kohles 103:43 Michael Poulsen 106:23 Harold DeMoss 110:10 Russell Green 113:52 Aileen Abernathy 126:54 Robert Lewis 149:08 Vic Revenko 150:57 David Barr 159:29 Terry Gleason 166:19 Dan Stoll DNF (missed #3) Joe Scarborough DNF (missed #3 and #7) Steve Beuerman DNF David Meredith DNF Nancy Lindeman DNF Rick Sachtschale DNF Brian Donohue & Isabelle Gracia DNF