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Peggy Dickison (Photo: Judy Koehler)


Date: Sunday, September 19, 2004
Location: San Francisco, CA.
Event Director: - 415.453.3679
Course Setter: Vic Revenko
Type: C; National Orienteering Day; Beginner Courses sure to be available

Join us for an outing for novices, as well as experienced orienteers at the Presidio National Park on Sunday, September 19. This annual event is a big draw for groups as well as individuals from around the world. September is a great time to enjoy the views while getting some exercise and learning new or improving old skills.

White, pink, yellow, orange and long orange courses will be offered. A beginner's clinic will be available for all those who wish it. White and pink courses are suitable for beginners with no experience necessary. Yellow is for advanced beginners, a mostly trail course requiring little orienteering experience . Orange and long orange are longer intermediate off-trail courses of moderate navigational difficulty. The long orange course will cover most of the Presidio. It is also a great course for Adventure Racing.

Alex and Yelena Krasnov skate to the finish, winning the Green course in the traditional Bear Valley Ski-O (Photo: Tony Pinkham)

Event Times

Registration       9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Starts available   9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Beginners clinics  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Courses close at   2:30 pm

Event Notes

The Presidio, our newest National Park, is an ideal locale for beginning and intermediate orienteers, with a central location and relatively easy terrain, not to mention historic buildings and scenic views. (Note: Wooded areas have some poison oak, so off-trail participants should wear long pants.) Beginners clinics will be offered every 15-30 minutes from 9:30am to 11:30am. In addition, we'll hold a clinic for Adventure Racers and Intermediate orienteers at 10:30 AM.

Driving Directions

All the action will start from the west part of Fort Winfield Scott at Building 1205.

Coming from the South or East: Head to the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the last SF exit on Doyle Drive just before the toll plaza. Turn right on Lincoln Blvd., go under the overpass and take the first left (Storey Road). Continue for about 100 yards and go right on Ralston Avenue. Ralston makes a loop around Fort Scott. Building 1205 is on the West side. Park on Ralston Avenue or in the parking areas around there.

Coming from Marin: Exit immediately after the toll plaza onto Merchant Road. Turn left on Lincoln, and an immediate right on Ralston. Continue on Ralston around Fort Scott to Building 1205. DO NOT PARK at the LOG CABIN.This is a private venue.