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: - 650.321.9713
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


Course Setters' Notes

By Bill and Heidi Cusworth

The Boggs Mountain map is in very good shape overall, but some small updates were made near the control locations. Here are some things worth noting:

It appears that yellow jackets could be a concern for the event. They are apparently very thirsty and hot, and are swarming around any water source, including human sweat. It's only a problem if you stop moving for a few minutes, and they don't sting, so it won't likely bother people on their course. However, the yellow jackets could be a problem at the campground and Start areas. For example, the weekend before the event they were swarming all over the toilets.


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Saturday, October 6 — Long Courses

Course Details

   Course     Length       Climb     Controls
   White      2.6 km     80 m  3.1%     14
   Yellow     3.3 km    125 m  3.8%     12
   Orange     4.6 km    200 m  4.3%     13
   Brown      3.8 km    120 m  3.2%     12
   Green      5.5 km    230 m  4.2%     14
   Red        8.0 km    390 m  4.9%     17
   Blue      10.1 km    525 m  5.2%     19

Logistics

Distance to Start from parking area: 450 meters, with 30 meters of climb

Distance from Finish to parking area: 250 meters

Water controls: White (1), Yellow (1), Orange (2), Brown (2), Green (2), Red (3), Blue (4) — 1 on Red and 2 on Blue will be on a road in the middle of a leg — all others will be at controls.

Notes

The courses are set to the IOF standard for Long courses, which emphasizes route choice and has a number of long legs.

The map scale for all the courses is 1:10,000 (which is a slight change from the early webpage information). The contour interval is 5 meters.

All the courses will start with the exact same first leg, a 115-meter run along a major trail to a trail junction. There will be two E-punch units at this first control, and also at the last control, which is the same for all the courses.

Saturday’s courses will utilize the westernmost part of the map, which hasn’t been used much in the previous events. Our hope was to use some areas that were not as familiar for people who have been to several of the past events.

There are two newer logging areas to note — one close to a Red course control, and one close to a Blue course control. There is also a hazardous area shown on the map near a Red/Blue control. All three areas are noted on the map, but we don’t expect that they should present any problems.


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Sunday, October 7 — Middle Courses

Course Details

   Course     Length       Climb     Controls
   White      2.6 km     85 m  3.3%     15
   Yellow     3.2 km    110 m  3.4%     13
   Orange     3.7 km    185 m  5.0%     15
   Brown      3.0 km    125 m  4.2%     13
   Green      3.5 km    155 m  4.4%     14
   Red        4.2 km    155 m  3.7%     16
   Blue       4.7 km    185 m  3.9%     17

Logistics

Distance to Start from parking: 700 meters with 40 meters of climb

Distance from Finish to parking: 250 meters

All the courses will have one water control.

The Finish area will be the same for both days.

Notes

The courses are set to the IOF standard for Middle courses, which emphasizes technical challenge and has a number of short to medium length legs.

As for Saturday, the map scale for all the courses is 1:10,000 and the contour interval is 5 meters.

All the courses will start with the exact same first leg, a 100-meter run along a road to a road/trail junction. As with Saturday, there will be two E-punch units at this first control, and also at the last control, which is the same for all the courses.

The Red and Blue courses will have a little bit of overlap of terrain for the two days, but the other courses will have no overlap.