Monte Bello and Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserves
Date: (Sun.) Sep. 27, 2009
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Event Director: - 408.599.9709
Course Setter: Kent Ohlund
Type: B; The map got a rest last year, so hopefully it will feel a little fresher this year. Come out and enjoy! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL COURSES!
Thanks to Volunteers
I want to thank everyone who helped make the Monte Bello/Skyline ridge event a success. This event had unusually high personnel requirements placed on us by the rangers, in addition to the remote start shuttling, which had me running all around to make sure everything was functioning properly. I apologize for not always being available to assist the volunteers, but I think everything got done well enough.
William Gilmore: Parking and crossing guard (giving up his chance to run a course)
Long Dam: Safety communications cell phone access station, remote starts, set-up, & clean-up
Jimmy Chung: Skyline starts, set-up, and clean-up
Nick Corsano: Trail-O & equipment management
Jay Hann: Running the Juniors Training Camp, sharing his canopy, food and drinks
Jim Fish: Shuttle
Kent Ohlund: Course Setter Extraordinaire, shuttle, control pick-up
Scott Aster: First Aid
Joan Roos: First Aid (driving 1.5 hours and couldn't even run a course due to injury)
Tapio Karras: Finnish Skyline Finish greeter
Gary Kraght: American Skyline Finish greeter
Matthias Kohler: Crossing guard
Chuck Spalding: Website postings, crossing guard assistant, clean-up
Dennis Wildfogel: GeBe printer (e-punch) results Overseer
Toby Ferguson: GeBe printer (e-punch) results overseer, control pick-up
Alex Finch: Control pick-up
Greg Ehrensing: Equipment management & set-up
Boy Scouts: Canopy set-up
Mark Blair: Equipment management & results work-up
Tracy Hammond: Ranger-in-charge
My apologies to anyone I may have forgotten.
Trail Orienteering Training Write-Up
The second event in BAOC’s Trail Orienteering Training Series was held at Skyline Ridge. Nineteen people in total tried out the course. There were four controls, generally of intermediate difficulty. While these events are not officially scored, I gave the participants the opportunity to record their scores anonymously at the end of the course. Here were those results:
- Four correct: 3
- Three correct: 6
- Two correct: 5
- One correct: 2
- Zero correct: 1
It should be noted that the last few people went out after I had taken down control #1.
The majority of the participants had done Trail-O before. I did not get a lot of direct feedback, since most of the people continued forward along the trail to the main assembly area, and not back through the start. The people I did talk to afterwards, however, all seemed appreciative that the club is offering this type of event, and thought that the practice was helpful. Several, in spite of the heat, really had fun!
The existing map of Skyline Ridge was used without corrections, just scaled at 1:2500. Control #1 could have used a little refinement in the vegetation, but I believe that among the people who studied the control long enough to spot the ambiguity, most arrived at the same conclusion as the course setter. Recognition of unmapped features was key to solving two of the controls. The other two benefited from observing features not directly part of the control location. Hopefully, we are developing a bit of Trail-O expertise here in BAOC.
Monte Bello and Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserves
Palo Alto, CA
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=12841). You can see the event map with the actual routes traveled by participants, and draw your own route for comparison, in the RouteGadget (introduction; Monte Bello courses (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=188); Skyline Ridge courses (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=189)).
Pl Name(s) Time
White Course (1.3 km, 35 m climb, 9 controls) 1 Julia Doubson (COOL) 10:31 2 Daniel Sebo 13:17 3 Masha Konkov (COOL) 18:29 (estimated Start) 4 Johanna Karras, Victoria Whall (COOL) 18:48 5 Hannah Kopisch (COOL) 18:50 (estimated Start) 6 Elisabeth Pelayo (COOL) 19:02 (estimated Start) 7 Janet Hoare 19:58 8 Trina, Anne 20:00 (estimated Start) 9 Anna, Georgia, & Fiona Gersh 24:03 10 Emily Considine 27:15 11 Wilkinson family 28:30 12 Douglas Chay, Kevin Chang 31:40 (estimated Start) 13 Sonal, Monat, Khushi, & Jay Thanki 35:43 14 Natalie Pelayo (COOL) 2:35:12 (estimated Start) Bill Rassieur, et al DNF Second Course Casey Gernaat (COOL) 19:13 Yellow Course (1.8 km, 105 m climb, 9 controls) 1 Dennis Wildfogel 18:08 2 Kathy Giori 23:57 3 William Morris (COOL) 26:05 4 Sharon Evans 33:11 5 Johanna Merriss 39:20 6 Jon Blazek 40:27 7 Sarah & Jim Brug 41:13 8 Casey Gernaat (COOL) 44:52 9 The Panthers (COOL) 45:05 10 Troop 109 family 50:15 11 Troop 109 -- Bears (COOL) 52:33 12 Nancy Lindeman 53:09 13 Kali Goldwater (COOL) 53:16 (estimated Start) 14 Nora & Julia Brug 57:04 15 Jan & Jasper Edbrooke, et al 57:06 16 Anita, Ramana, & Lakshmi Yerneni 58:42 17 Rory Maclean, Connor Verity, Jarod Long (COOL) 58:56 18 Liza Kolbasov, Sasha Iakovlev (COOL) 59:28 19 Nico Hamaus 59:43 20 Lauren Saunders 1:00:02 21 Troop 290 -- Ryan, Sohil 1:08:48 22 Suzanne & Duane Cleghorn 1:09:09 23 Kristan, Yuan, & Jett Lee 1:12:07 24 Janie & Matty Kuo 1:13:04 25 David, Mary, & Nicole Tanner 1:13:20 26 Olga Seredenko 1:17:28 27 Bartels (COOL) 1:18:12 28 Eric Verity (COOL) 1:32:52 29 Keith Barlow 1:37:36 Second Course Julia Doubson (COOL) 30:03 Daniel Sebo 36:19 Hannah Kopisch (COOL) 53:27 Orange Course (2.4 km, 180 m climb, 10 controls) 1 Audrey & Brad Armstrong 32:30 2 Matej Sebo (SDO) 34:59 3 Steve Anton 35:58 4 Eron Flory 42:33 5 Jessica Douglas, Theron Schaub 44:35 6 Andy & Patrick Gersh 46:27 7 Nick van Hoff 46:34 8 Sarah Brug 1:06:01 9 Jane Ferguson, Barbara Finch, et al 1:06:31 10 David Dippon, Renee St. Germaine 1:08:03 11 Mila Kirillova 1:17:07 12 John Marold 1:21:55 13 Rental Runner 47030 1:28:31 14 Paul & Kathy Lee 1:30:56 Judy Koehler DNF Third Course William Morris (COOL) 44:03 Brown Course (2.7 km, 200 m climb, 14 controls) 1 Greg Ehrensing 1:15:02 2 Alex Solomatnikov 1:32:25 3 Ken Considine 1:33:43 4 Rosemary Johnson 2:04:27 5 Chris Emme, Dana Kirk 2:08:34 6 Lena Eydelberg 2:13:17 7 Nikolai Iakovlev 2:42:12 Jim Fish DNF Darren Don DNF Second Course William Morris (COOL) 1:39:36 Green Course (3.7 km, 250 m climb, 15 controls) 1 Matthias Kohler 1:02:29 2 George Minarik 1:04:56 3 Toby Ferguson 1:06:27 4 Shura Kertchetov 1:08:49 5 Chuck Spalding 1:16:18 6 Bob Cooley 1:18:22 7 Evan Custer 1:21:45 8 Mark Blair 1:24:56 9 Fyodor Konkov 1:29:14 10 Lauren Knight 1:29:32 11 Vicki Woolworth 1:41:43 12 Wes Erck 1:56:00 13 Yumay Chang 1:56:40 14 Judy & Tom Cronin 2:20:16 15 Shaun Etherington, Nyles Nettleton 3:28:46 Stephanie Maclean DNF Derek Sibilia DNF Roger Michel DNF Jeff Lanam DNF Red Course (4.8 km, 390 m climb, 17 controls) 1 Steve Gregg 1:10:50 2 Lubomir Sebo 1:36:15 3 Eric Rosenzweig 1:45:57 4 Derek Maclean 1:51:41 5 Theo Verhoeven 2:00:39 6 Marina Keating 2:22:10 Tapio Karras DNF Blue Course (7.3 km, 530 m climb, 21 controls) 1 Jonas Kjall 1:27:17 2 Mikkel Conradi 1:44:10 3 Rex Winterbottom 1:49:58 4 Vladimir Gusiatnikov 1:55:49 5 Dennis Wilkinson 2:07:12 6 Peter Graham 2:12:58 7 Scott Porter 2:17:06 8 Alex Finch 2:23:03 9 Joe Maffei 2:50:01 10 Greg Favor 2:58:29 11 Tomer Maymon 2:59:22 12 Nick Giori 3:07:52 Deron van Hoff DNF _______________
DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)