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Final Details and Directions for Saturday's Event

David Onkst
 

I'll give you a few detailed comments about the courses in a briefing at 4PM
before heading out on Saturday.



Course Lengths:



Short 3.7K 14 Controls

Long 5.9K 22 Controls



Scale 1:7,500



Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take I-270 west.



Take Exit 4A toward Montrose Rd. headed east.



Before getting onto Montrose Rd. bear left to Tower Oaks Blvd.



Turn left onto Tower Oaks Blvd.



Turn right on Wooton Pkwy.



Going straight, this will eventually cross Rockville Pike (Rte. 355), and
Viers Mill Rd. with changes in road names to 1st Street and eventually
Norbeck Rd. (Rte. 28).



After seeing a golf course on your left, turn left onto Avery Rd.



Make an immediate right and left into Mark Twain School and Park.







BTW--There are no bathrooms or water fountains at the park, though I will
have a little bit of water on the courses.



See you Saturday-please don't forget to RSVP to me and tell me which course
you plan to do. donkst@verizon.net



Thanks,



Dave O











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From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of donkst
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 10:49 AM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Summer Series this Saturday--July
26--Mark Twain School--Rockville



PS-don't worry, I'll also have regular maps (for those who want them as a
back-up) just in case!!!



Dave O



_____

From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of donkst
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 10:18 AM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Summer Series this Saturday--July
26--Mark Twain School--Rockville



This week's Summer Training Series will take place at the Mark Twain School
in Rockville, MD, at 4 PM, on Saturday, July 26. The suggested donation is
$5 per person, which goes to the US Orienteering Team.



The training exercise will be a "Corridor-O". It is an intermediate to
advanced exercise similar to Line-O that calls for solid map reading,
compass, and pace work. Essentially, the only things shown on the map will
be the controls, their leg lines, and the leg lines' bordering "corridors"
(about 50 to 100 meters along the sides of each line between the controls
depending on the features.) The training exercise is a lot of fun and
really helps you build several key skills.



As of this point, I plan to offer two courses-a Short and a Long.



The Short will be approximately 3.8 to 4 K in length.

The Long will be approximately 5.7 to 6 K in length.



Oh, and did I mention that all of this will take place on a NEW MAP. Yes
we've run on the Mark Twain School map in some past summer series, but this
is a new section that will take you up near Lake Frank thanks to all the
hard work of Nadim Ahmed, mapper extraordinaire.



As always, the event will be low-key. We plan to go to dinner afterward.
Right now, it looks like California Tortilla will be our gathering spot.



Please RSVP to me for this event ASAP (no later than Friday morning so that
I can prepare the maps). I'm capping it off at 25 people--so contact me
right away to let me know you are coming.



Directions to the event will follow later in the week.



Thanks and I hope to see you this Saturday.



Dave O


Re: Summer Series this Saturday--July 26--Mark Twain School--Rockville

David Onkst
 

PS—don’t worry, I’ll also have regular maps (for those who want them as a back-up) just in case!!!

 

Dave O

 


From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@... [mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...] On Behalf Of donkst
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 10:18 AM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Summer Series this Saturday--July 26--Mark Twain School--Rockville

 

This week’s Summer Training Series will take place at the Mark Twain School in Rockville, MD, at 4 PM, on Saturday, July 26. The suggested donation is $5 per person, which goes to the US Orienteering Team.

 

The training exercise will be a “Corridor-O”.  It is an intermediate to advanced exercise similar to Line-O that calls for solid map reading, compass, and pace work.  Essentially, the only things shown on the map will be the controls, their leg lines, and the leg lines’ bordering “corridors” (about 50 to 100 meters along the sides of each line between the controls depending on the features.)  The training exercise is a lot of fun and really helps you build several key skills.

 

As of this point, I plan to offer two courses—a Short and a Long.

 

The Short will be approximately 3.8 to 4 K in length.

The Long will be approximately 5.7 to 6 K in length.

 

Oh, and did I mention that all of this will take place on a NEW MAP.  Yes we’ve run on the Mark Twain School map in some past summer series, but this is a new section that will take you up near Lake Frank thanks to all the hard work of Nadim Ahmed, mapper extraordinaire.

 

As always, the event will be low-key. We plan to go to dinner afterward.  Right now, it looks like California Tortilla will be our gathering spot.

 

Please RSVP to me for this event ASAP (no later than Friday morning so that I can prepare the maps).  I’m capping it off at 25 people--so contact me right away to let me know you are coming.

 

Directions to the event will follow later in the week.

 

Thanks and I hope to see you this Saturday.

 

Dave O


Summer Series this Saturday--July 26--Mark Twain School--Rockville

David Onkst
 

This week’s Summer Training Series will take place at the Mark Twain School in Rockville, MD, at 4 PM, on Saturday, July 26. The suggested donation is $5 per person, which goes to the US Orienteering Team.

 

The training exercise will be a “Corridor-O”.  It is an intermediate to advanced exercise similar to Line-O that calls for solid map reading, compass, and pace work.  Essentially, the only things shown on the map will be the controls, their leg lines, and the leg lines’ bordering “corridors” (about 50 to 100 meters along the sides of each line between the controls depending on the features.)  The training exercise is a lot of fun and really helps you build several key skills.

 

As of this point, I plan to offer two courses—a Short and a Long.

 

The Short will be approximately 3.8 to 4 K in length.

The Long will be approximately 5.7 to 6 K in length.

 

Oh, and did I mention that all of this will take place on a NEW MAP.  Yes we’ve run on the Mark Twain School map in some past summer series, but this is a new section that will take you up near Lake Frank thanks to all the hard work of Nadim Ahmed, mapper extraordinaire.

 

As always, the event will be low-key. We plan to go to dinner afterward.  Right now, it looks like California Tortilla will be our gathering spot.

 

Please RSVP to me for this event ASAP (no later than Friday morning so that I can prepare the maps).  I’m capping it off at 25 people--so contact me right away to let me know you are coming.

 

Directions to the event will follow later in the week.

 

Thanks and I hope to see you this Saturday.

 

Dave O


Re: Summer Short Series schedule update

kharrison223
 

Just a few more things:
 
1. There will be e-punching.
 
2. The Telegraph Rd. parking lot is one we seldom use. You still want to come through the main entrance off Rt. 619, but instead of turning left towards the Scenic loop or left in to the front parking lot, you will be turning right, just before the Visitor's Center. There is a sign there saying "Telegraph Rd. Picnic Area."
 
Kris
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Summer Short Series schedule update

I am getting ready for my Summer Short Series event this Saturday. We'll be starting from the Telegraph Road parking area at 4:00 p.m. To get to the Telegraph Road lot, drive towards the Visitor's Center and turn right just before the Center. This will take you to the parking lot. There is a bathroom there.  Don't forget there is a $5 fee to get in to the park if you don't have some sort of park pass.
 
The woods are definitely thickish thanks to all of the rain this spring and summer, and the spider webs are abundant. I haven't had too much trouble with ticks this year, but I've also been liberal with the bug spray. Quantico Creek should be crossable in all of the places mapped as crossable. The suspension bridge, which had been closed for a while, is now open again, with a "one person at a time" load limit.
 
I was originally going to try to have a picnic afterwards, but the weather looks iffy enough that I think we should stick with a restaurant. There aren't too many options, but I'll scout something out this week. There are some newer shopping centers north on Rt. 1 that might have something interesting.
 
Kris


Re: Summer Short Series schedule update

mmorienteer
 

Hey Kris,

Excellent!!  Patti and I will be there.  See you on Sat..

Go orienteering!
mm

----- Original Message ----
From: Kris Beecroft
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...; kim_savard@...; Caroline Ivarsson
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:59:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Summer Short Series schedule update

I am getting ready for my Summer Short Series event this Saturday. We'll be starting from the Telegraph Road parking area at 4:00 p.m. To get to the Telegraph Road lot, drive towards the Visitor's Center and turn right just before the Center. This will take you to the parking lot. There is a bathroom there.  Don't forget there is a $5 fee to get in to the park if you don't have some sort of park pass.
 
The woods are definitely thickish thanks to all of the rain this spring and summer, and the spider webs are abundant. I haven't had too much trouble with ticks this year, but I've also been liberal with the bug spray. Quantico Creek should be crossable in all of the places mapped as crossable. The suspension bridge, which had been closed for a while, is now open again, with a "one person at a time" load limit.
 
I was originally going to try to have a picnic afterwards, but the weather looks iffy enough that I think we should stick with a restaurant. There aren't too many options, but I'll scout something out this week. There are some newer shopping centers north on Rt. 1 that might have something interesting.
 
Kris
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:56 PM
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteer ing_Club] Summer Short Series schedule update

Here's an updated schedule as it stands now. There are likely to be a few more changes; they'll be sent out as I have them/closer to the dates affected.

 

Saturday, 12 July

     Great Falls, Maryland (Greg & Kathleen Lennon) - see info below

Saturday, 19 July

     Prince William Forest (Kris Beecroft)

Saturday, 26 July

     Rockville civic park (Dave Onkst)

Saturday, 2 August

     TBD

Saturday, 9 August

     US Champs - no training

Saturday, 16 August

     Arlington (Valerie Meyer)

Saturday, 23 August

     TBD

Saturday, 30 August

     Carderock (Peggy Dickison) OR some place further north (Ted/Eddie)

 

Peggy Dickison

 

 

Details for this Saturday at Great Falls, Maryland:

We will start out of the Old Angler's parking lot at the usual time of 4:pm and then have dinner after at Tally Ho in Potomac. Tally Ho is located between the Potomac Library and the Exxon gas station on Falls Rd, north of the intersection of Falls Rd and River Rd.

The course will be between 6 - 7km long with a 1:10,000 map. As an exercise, there will be NO TRAILS shown on the map, and there will be NO CONTROL BAGS. We will use the numbered deer study flags (usually 5 small red flags placed at ground level) and fences (mesh 4 x 4m enclosures with red flags placed in the center of the fenced area) as the controls. Although the park is beautiful right now and very runnable, the vegetation, mapped for winter use, is greener than the map indicates. The courses have been set to stay away from the canal path, the main roads and any place the park personnel might be - we want to be inconspicuous.

The weather for Sat looks great - keep those fingers crossed!! We look forward to seeing everyone,

Kathleen and Greg



Re: Notice of Zero to Orange Course, 25-27 July

Chuck Ferguson
 

Kris,

    Bob Turbyfill and I may be in PWP on Saturday, hanging controls for a Zero to Orange class that I will teach Friday-Sunday, 25-27 July.  If anyone in QOC wants to take the course, please let me know.  I have some room.  This is Bob's beginning course aimed at getting novices started and as a great review for more experienced orienteers.  Cost is $10 and I need to know in advance so I can email a syllabus.

    Hope we finish on Saturday in time to run!

Thank you,

Chuck Ferguson


On Jul 15, 2008, at 10:59 PM, Kris Beecroft wrote:


I am getting ready for my Summer Short Series event this Saturday. We'll be starting from the Telegraph Road parking area at 4:00 p.m. To get to the Telegraph Road lot, drive towards the Visitor's Center and turn right just before the Center. This will take you to the parking lot. There is a bathroom there.  Don't forget there is a $5 fee to get in to the park if you don't have some sort of park pass.
 
The woods are definitely thickish thanks to all of the rain this spring and summer, and the spider webs are abundant. I haven't had too much trouble with ticks this year, but I've also been liberal with the bug spray. Quantico Creek should be crossable in all of the places mapped as crossable. The suspension bridge, which had been closed for a while, is now open again, with a "one person at a time" load limit.
 
I was originally going to try to have a picnic afterwards, but the weather looks iffy enough that I think we should stick with a restaurant. There aren't too many options, but I'll scout something out this week. There are some newer shopping centers north on Rt. 1 that might have something interesting.
 
Kris
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:56 PM
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Summer Short Series schedule update


Here's an updated schedule as it stands now. There are likely to be a few more changes; they'll be sent out as I have them/closer to the dates affected.

 

Saturday, 12 July

     Great Falls, Maryland (Greg & Kathleen Lennon) - see info below

Saturday, 19 July

     Prince William Forest (Kris Beecroft)

Saturday, 26 July

     Rockville civic park (Dave Onkst)

Saturday, 2 August

     TBD

Saturday, 9 August

     US Champs - no training

Saturday, 16 August

     Arlington (Valerie Meyer)

Saturday, 23 August

     TBD

Saturday, 30 August

     Carderock (Peggy Dickison) OR some place further north (Ted/Eddie)

 

Peggy Dickison

 
 

Details for this Saturday at Great Falls, Maryland:

We will start out of the Old Angler's parking lot at the usual time of 4:pm and then have dinner after at Tally Ho in Potomac. Tally Ho is located between the Potomac Library and the Exxon gas station on Falls Rd, north of the intersection of Falls Rd and River Rd.

The course will be between 6 - 7km long with a 1:10,000 map. As an exercise, there will be NO TRAILS shown on the map, and there will be NO CONTROL BAGS. We will use the numbered deer study flags (usually 5 small red flags placed at ground level) and fences (mesh 4 x 4m enclosures with red flags placed in the center of the fenced area) as the controls. Although the park is beautiful right now and very runnable, the vegetation, mapped for winter use, is greener than the map indicates. The courses have been set to stay away from the canal path, the main roads and any place the park personnel might be - we want to be inconspicuous. 

The weather for Sat looks great - keep those fingers crossed!! We look forward to seeing everyone,

Kathleen and Greg





Re: Summer Short Series schedule update

kharrison223
 

I am getting ready for my Summer Short Series event this Saturday. We'll be starting from the Telegraph Road parking area at 4:00 p.m. To get to the Telegraph Road lot, drive towards the Visitor's Center and turn right just before the Center. This will take you to the parking lot. There is a bathroom there.  Don't forget there is a $5 fee to get in to the park if you don't have some sort of park pass.
 
The woods are definitely thickish thanks to all of the rain this spring and summer, and the spider webs are abundant. I haven't had too much trouble with ticks this year, but I've also been liberal with the bug spray. Quantico Creek should be crossable in all of the places mapped as crossable. The suspension bridge, which had been closed for a while, is now open again, with a "one person at a time" load limit.
 
I was originally going to try to have a picnic afterwards, but the weather looks iffy enough that I think we should stick with a restaurant. There aren't too many options, but I'll scout something out this week. There are some newer shopping centers north on Rt. 1 that might have something interesting.
 
Kris
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:56 PM
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Summer Short Series schedule update

Here's an updated schedule as it stands now. There are likely to be a few more changes; they'll be sent out as I have them/closer to the dates affected.

 

Saturday, 12 July

     Great Falls, Maryland (Greg & Kathleen Lennon) - see info below

Saturday, 19 July

     Prince William Forest (Kris Beecroft)

Saturday, 26 July

     Rockville civic park (Dave Onkst)

Saturday, 2 August

     TBD

Saturday, 9 August

     US Champs - no training

Saturday, 16 August

     Arlington (Valerie Meyer)

Saturday, 23 August

     TBD

Saturday, 30 August

     Carderock (Peggy Dickison) OR some place further north (Ted/Eddie)

 

Peggy Dickison

 

 

Details for this Saturday at Great Falls, Maryland:

We will start out of the Old Angler's parking lot at the usual time of 4:pm and then have dinner after at Tally Ho in Potomac. Tally Ho is located between the Potomac Library and the Exxon gas station on Falls Rd, north of the intersection of Falls Rd and River Rd.

The course will be between 6 - 7km long with a 1:10,000 map. As an exercise, there will be NO TRAILS shown on the map, and there will be NO CONTROL BAGS. We will use the numbered deer study flags (usually 5 small red flags placed at ground level) and fences (mesh 4 x 4m enclosures with red flags placed in the center of the fenced area) as the controls. Although the park is beautiful right now and very runnable, the vegetation, mapped for winter use, is greener than the map indicates. The courses have been set to stay away from the canal path, the main roads and any place the park personnel might be - we want to be inconspicuous.

The weather for Sat looks great - keep those fingers crossed!! We look forward to seeing everyone,

Kathleen and Greg


Re: WOC sprint qualification results of QOC members

Chuck Ferguson
 

Way to run, Jon!

Chuck


On Jul 13, 2008, at 7:07 AM, "Jon Torrance" <jon.torrance@...> wrote:

All,

I had a decent race in the Men's B heat of the sprint qualification
(46 seconds out of qualifying position for the final and closer in
absolute terms to the heat winner and to qualifying than I've ever
been though the nature of the course tended to separate people less
than typically occurs even in sprints). Of more immediate interest
for spectating during the final, still QOC and also Bulgarian team
member Iliana Shandurkova qualified 14th out of Women's heat A and
will therefore be running in the final in a few hours. Also, I ran
into Lacho Iliev in the sprint arena and it seems he'll be running the
middle distance event for Bulgaria. The middle distance qualification
and final races will be held this coming Thursday.

Jon
Olomouc, Czech Republic


WOC sprint qualification results of QOC members

Jon
 

All,

I had a decent race in the Men's B heat of the sprint qualification
(46 seconds out of qualifying position for the final and closer in
absolute terms to the heat winner and to qualifying than I've ever
been though the nature of the course tended to separate people less
than typically occurs even in sprints). Of more immediate interest
for spectating during the final, still QOC and also Bulgarian team
member Iliana Shandurkova qualified 14th out of Women's heat A and
will therefore be running in the final in a few hours. Also, I ran
into Lacho Iliev in the sprint arena and it seems he'll be running the
middle distance event for Bulgaria. The middle distance qualification
and final races will be held this coming Thursday.

Jon
Olomouc, Czech Republic


Summer Short Series schedule update

Peggy Dickison
 

Here’s an updated schedule as it stands now. There are likely to be a few more changes; they’ll be sent out as I have them/closer to the dates affected.

 

Saturday, 12 July

     Great Falls, Maryland (Greg & Kathleen Lennon) – see info below

Saturday, 19 July

     Prince William Forest (Kris Beecroft)

Saturday, 26 July

     Rockville civic park (Dave Onkst)

Saturday, 2 August

     TBD

Saturday, 9 August

     US Champs – no training

Saturday, 16 August

     Arlington (Valerie Meyer)

Saturday, 23 August

     TBD

Saturday, 30 August

     Carderock (Peggy Dickison) OR some place further north (Ted/Eddie)

 

Peggy Dickison

 

 

Details for this Saturday at Great Falls, Maryland:

We will start out of the Old Angler's parking lot at the usual time of 4:pm and then have dinner after at Tally Ho in Potomac. Tally Ho is located between the Potomac Library and the Exxon gas station on Falls Rd, north of the intersection of Falls Rd and River Rd.

The course will be between 6 - 7km long with a 1:10,000 map. As an exercise, there will be NO TRAILS shown on the map, and there will be NO CONTROL BAGS. We will use the numbered deer study flags (usually 5 small red flags placed at ground level) and fences (mesh 4 x 4m enclosures with red flags placed in the center of the fenced area) as the controls. Although the park is beautiful right now and very runnable, the vegetation, mapped for winter use, is greener than the map indicates. The courses have been set to stay away from the canal path, the main roads and any place the park personnel might be - we want to be inconspicuous.

The weather for Sat looks great - keep those fingers crossed!! We look forward to seeing everyone,

Kathleen and Greg


Re: 2008-2009 QOC Virginia Schedule

Gary Smith
 

Hi Kris,

 

Karla Hulett and I will volunteer to do Lake Fairfax again.

 

Best wishes,

Gary

 

Gary Smith

Logical Decisions

703-218-1801

gary@...


From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@... [mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...] On Behalf Of Kris Beecroft
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 2:13 PM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] 2008-2009 QOC Virginia Schedule

 

(This message is for Virginia members only.)

 

Hi,

 

It's that time of year again. Time to volunteer to help at a local orienteering event next year. Quantico's local meets only happen because of people like you...Orienteers who love the sport and want to give back to keep the club going. I've listed next season's Virginia meets below, along with the names of people who have already volunteered (and some potential suggestions). I've also listed some of the more active Virginia members so you can see that we have many spots to fill with limited resources.

 

Please respond to me (and not the QOC Yahoo group) if you would like to volunteer and if you have any other suggestions for volunteers.

 

Thanks!

Kris

 

                                                    Meet Director        Course Setter   

 

Sept. 13        Lake Accotink                    ??                     Sid Sachs

 

Sept. 21        Hemlock                            ??                         ??

 

Oct. 12          Pohick                         Marmie/Van                 ??

 

Nov 2            PWF ?                          Vic Culp                 Kris Beecroft

 

Dec. 14        Meadowood                    Trish Strat??           Tom Strat

 

Jan. 4            Manassas                         ??                         ??

 

Feb. 1            Lake Fairfax                      ??                         ??

 

Mar. 1            Westmoreland                   ??                      Mike Brooks??

 

Apr. 5            Prince William                Marit Luersen            Kris Beecroft

 

Apr. 26          Fountainhead                    ??                            ??

 

May 17         Balls Bluff                        Marit Davis??            Don Davis??

 

May 31          Great Falls, VA?                  ??                            ??

 

 

Potential Volunteers:

 

Bob Rush

Dan Quinn

Tim Good

Keg Good

Jeff Stetekluh

Victor Lin

Dave Pruden

Vic Culp

Dave Hauver

Jim Lingar

Rick Oliver

George Crittendon

Andy Britton 


2008-2009 QOC Virginia Schedule

kharrison223
 

(This message is for Virginia members only.)
 
Hi,
 
It's that time of year again. Time to volunteer to help at a local orienteering event next year. Quantico's local meets only happen because of people like you...Orienteers who love the sport and want to give back to keep the club going. I've listed next season's Virginia meets below, along with the names of people who have already volunteered (and some potential suggestions). I've also listed some of the more active Virginia members so you can see that we have many spots to fill with limited resources.
 
Please respond to me (and not the QOC Yahoo group) if you would like to volunteer and if you have any other suggestions for volunteers.
 
Thanks!
Kris
 
                                                    Meet Director        Course Setter   
 
Sept. 13        Lake Accotink                    ??                     Sid Sachs
 
Sept. 21        Hemlock                            ??                         ??
 
Oct. 12          Pohick                         Marmie/Van                 ??
 
Nov 2            PWF ?                          Vic Culp                 Kris Beecroft
 
Dec. 14        Meadowood                    Trish Strat??           Tom Strat
 
Jan. 4            Manassas                         ??                         ??
 
Feb. 1            Lake Fairfax                      ??                         ??
 
Mar. 1            Westmoreland                   ??                      Mike Brooks??
 
Apr. 5            Prince William                Marit Luersen            Kris Beecroft
 
Apr. 26          Fountainhead                    ??                            ??
 
May 17         Balls Bluff                        Marit Davis??            Don Davis??
 
May 31          Great Falls, VA?                  ??                            ??
 
 
Potential Volunteers:
 
Bob Rush
Dan Quinn
Tim Good
Keg Good
Jeff Stetekluh
Victor Lin
Dave Pruden
Vic Culp
Dave Hauver
Jim Lingar
Rick Oliver
George Crittendon
Andy Britton 


CNYO ROGAINE XVIII

jonerik04
 

I'm looking for teammates for the CNYO rogaine on July 12/13. The
race is in Pharsalia, NY, which is a nice 6-hour drive from the DC
area. After having done two 12-hour rogaines before, and with the
long drive, I'm looking to do the 24-hour event this time. Here's
the link for the race:
http://cnyo.us.orienteering.org/

I'm not looking to win the race, so if that is your ambition, you
don't want to team up with me. My navigation skills are probably
about intermediate. I'm not particularly fast, but once I get
started I can keep it going for a long time.

Send me an email if you are interested (jonerikb@gmail.com). I can
even be persuaded to drop down to the 12-hour event if 24 sounds like
too much.

For those of you looking for something closer, there a 24-hour road-
relay that I'm trying to get a team togehter for. If you're
interested in this one, let me know. I'm planning on doing the Gold
level. Here is a link for that race:

http://www.20in24.com/main/index.html

Jon


Summer Short Series - June 21st

porter.corinne
 

The next Summer Short Series training event will be held at 4pm,
Saturday, June 21, 2008, on the University of Maryland campus in
College Park, Maryland. There no limit for the number of people to
attend this event, but if you are thinking of coming please let me
know by Saturday MORNING (if for some reason you don't make it that's
fine, I just need to know how many maps to print). To RSVP, email me
at corinne.l.porter@gmail.com. PLEASE do not reply to all on this
message. The format for the course will be a sprint in an urban-like
setting. I ran a training session on the course on Wednesday evening
and may make a few changes according to the feed back I received, but
as the course stands now it is 3.5km with 15 controls (climb has not
been calculated) The course will be marked with pink streamers with
the control code written on them – since there will be no bags hung
the streamers are longer than standard "o" streamers so that they can
be seen more easily. They are also hung at varying heights depending
upon what was available to tie them on to. Since the course is set on
a college campus getting around buildings will be your biggest
navigational challenge. Much of the course is on pavement so I
strongly recommend running in non-spiked shoes (I'm not even sure
that spikes are permitted on the campus.) Donations of $5 are
suggested and your contributions will go in support of national team
members who will travel to World Championships in the Czech Republic.

The map I used for Wednesday evening's training was a 1:5,000, but I
may print Saturday's map at 1:4,000. The map has 10ft contours. I
have not measured the climb for the course, but the campus is built
on a hill so you will have some climb to deal with. This training
exercise was designed for advanced orienteers. I kept Eddie and Jon
in mind when I designed the course, but it will be a great training
for all (and hopefully fun too!) The start/finish area will be right
in the center of the campus mall area. The course criss-crosses the
mall a few times so there will be a nice spectator component to the
sprint. All are welcome to attend a BBQ (weather permitting) at my
house following the event. I'll be keeping a close eye on the
forecast and if rain looks likely then we'll just go out somewhere in
College Park. If you plan to attend the BBQ please include that in
your email with the number of people in your party and if any one is
a vegetarian. I'll have directions to my house at the event.


Directions:
-From Captial Beltway/ I-495 take exit 25
-Follow Rt. 1/Baltimore Rd. South toward College Park (approx 2 miles)
-Turn Right on to Campus Drive at the main entrance gate onto the
campus
-Follow campus drive to the "M" rotary (0.2 miles)
-Follow the rotary around ¾ of the way to the 3rd exit onto Regent's
Drive
-Follow Regent's Drive and take a right at Chapel Dr. (0.2 miles)
-Chapel Dr dead-ends with a parking lot on either side. Park where
ever you find a space. If for some reason there are no more spaces
available (might happen if there is a wedding at the chapel) there is
more parking at Lot 1. Go back to the "M" circle and follow it around
to the 3rd exit for Campus drive and continue along Campus Dr. till
you hit the parking lot.
-The Start/Finish area will be located at the sundial at the
top/western end of the large reflecting pool in the middle of the
campus Mall (you will drive past the Mall on your right along
Regent's Dr). From the Chapel parking lots head north to hit the
Mall.


See you all on Saturday!

Corinne


Summer Short Series this Saturday!

Peggy Dickison
 

The next Summer Short Series event will take place this Saturday, June 21st, on the U of Maryland campus in College Park.

The host is Corinne Porter. She will post details soon, but I wanted people to know for sure there is an event this weekend.

It will be a sprint course. Look for a time later in the day.

 

Future events confirmed on the calendar:

July 19 – Prince William Forest park, host Kris Beecroft

July 26 – Rockville Civic Center park, host David Onkst

 

Others are in the planning stages; details to come!

Peggy


Re: Summer Short Series, 2008

Nadim Ahmed
 

The first Summer Short Series training event this year will be held at 4pm,
Saturday, June 14, 2008, in Fort Hunt Park, in Virginia. The park is south
of Alexandria and near Mt. Vernon. There is a limit of 20 people for this
event. You must RSVP by Saturday morning by sending an email to
nadim@comcast.net (PLEASE do not reply to on this message to all). The
course has not been designed yet but a control picking short or sprint
format will be set. A mix of bags and streamers may be used for controls.
The course will be on mostly open terrain with scattered vegetation. There
will be blocks of essentially un-crossable vegetation, some trails and some
buildings. There are historic forts in the park so absolutely no spikes
will be allowed. Donations of $5 are suggested and your contributions will
go in support of national team members who will travel to World
Championships in the Czech Republic.



The map is a work in-progress and will be printed at 1:5,000 or 1:4,000. It
has not gone through any quality control checking but most of it has been
field checked recently. Fort Hunt is a small mostly flat park. The map
will have 5ft contours. The low point on the map is sea level and the high
point is about 60ft. The woods are mostly thick, especially at this time of
the year. You may choose to go through them but won't need to very much.
If a control is placed off trail in the forest, you'll probably be able to
get to it without gaiters. You'll be able to and should try to run fast.
This training exercise will be designed for advanced orienteers. Some
controls will be on small bushes and these will appear like small green
boulders on the map. For kids, there will be a small playground near where
we will start and finish. This will be near the main fort. A pizza dinner
in Belle View is anticipated afterward for those who want to hang around.



Directions:

* From the Capital Beltway, I-95, exit onto Route 1 going south.

* Follow the signs in the right lane to Fort Hunt Rd. (you cannot
turn onto Fort Hunt Rd. from the left lane of Route 1)

* Turn left at Belle View Rd. after about 0.6 miles.

* Turn right onto the George Washington Memorial Pkwy. Proceed
about 4.2 miles.

* Bear right onto Fort Hunt Rd. (sometimes referred to as Old Fort
Hunt Rd.) Proceed about 0.2 miles.

* Enter Fort Hunt Park by going straight through the gate as Ft.
Hunt Rd. goes to the right.

* Turn right at the T-intersection.

* Turn left and park near the pavilion. We will assemble in the
parking area.



I hope you can participate!

Nadim

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Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Summer Short Series, 2008



For the 12th consecutive year, Quantico members will put on the
world-renowned Summer Short Series. If you haven't been around much, here's
a short intro of what it's all about.



We hold weekly (mostly) low-key training-type events, sometimes training
exercises, sometimes regular courses, followed by a group dinner at a nearby
restaurant (or, sometimes, at the host's house). These events are easy to
put on, as only one or two courses/training events need to be set, controls
and/or e-punch boxes are totally optional, and, basically, anything goes.
The series began in 1997 when Kris Beecroft and I were both training for the
World Orienteering Championships in Norway, and we realized that training in
the woods in DC in the summer was an unpleasant proposition. To get
motivated, we got others in the club to put on weekly events, open to
others, to help us prepare. The emphasis has always been on advanced
training, though orienteers who are not quite at that level are always
welcome, with the caveat that they must know their limits and make sure they
get themselves back to the start before dark. The costs are low (though
rising :-)), and all of the proceeds go to the US Team to help them attend
the yearly World Champs. (So, if you itemize your deductions, you can
consider this a charitable donation, especially if you donate above the
requested $5!)



We experimented with holding the events on various days, but have settled on
Saturdays, late afternoon. Exceptions occur and are welcome. The
post-training dining is, of course, optional, and non-orienteering friends &
family members are always welcome at both the training and the dinner.
Because of the smallness of the training group and the dinner, this is one
of the most social and fun aspects the club (IMHO).



So, now comes the fun part: putting together the schedule. Everyone is
invited to host an event (remember, it's actually easier than course-setting
for a regular meet). If you're interested in hosting, please email me with
the date and the place (and, if you'd like, what training you're thinking of
doing). I'll compile the list and send out notes to the club, as well as
collect the funds and send it off to USOF at the end of the series.



I plan to also directly contact some of you, with proposed locations and
dates (which, of course, you're welcome to decline, or change). But please
don't wait around for that: contact me first! See if you can beat me. :-)



First proposed date will be the Saturday following the (Beer) Chase in June.
Watch for details.



Peggy Dickison

Summer Short Series Mistress


Details for the Chase: Sunday, June 8

Dave Hauver
 

The Chase, Annual Meeting, and Potluck Picnic

Location: Jug Bay (directions are at the bottom of this message)
Date: Sunday, June 8, 2008
Meet Director: Mike Newman
Course designer: Peggy Dickison

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

10:30 am Registration Opens
11:30 am Registration Closes
11:30 am Annual Meeting and Voting for Board members.
12:00 Mass Start for `The Chase', with your choice of beverage: Beer,
Soda, or Water

Post Chase: Annual PICNIC and AWARDS CEREMONY
1. Recognition of course setters/meet directors-- 2nd half of season.
2. 2008/9 Event Calendar
3. Summer Series
4. Club Awards (Sid's Point Winners)
5. Junior Awards
6. Drawing for Prizes
7. Volunteer of the Year Award

Picnic Details:

QOC will provide beverages, desserts and paper goods. People should
bring picnic foods to share. A grill will be available and BBQing is
encouraged!


MEET NOTES:

NO PETS allowed in the park
Mosquitoes have thrived given the wet weather this Spring – you are
hereby forewarned! We are not kidding – spray, treat, wipe, screen,
wear body armor, and whatever else you can think of! But we understand
that the problem lessens as the beer intake increases.

Courses:
Very Short: 1 loop = 0.9 km (the last loop for the Long course)
Short: 2 loops, total = 5.1 km, 3 beer/beverage stops
Long: 3 loops, total = 7.5 km, 4 beer/beverage stops

I [Peggy] have not calculated climb. The area is flat with deeply
incised stream valleys/reentrants of up to 3 contours (15 meters). The
woods are mostly pleasant, ranging from very open & fast white woods
to slow green (mostly mountain laurel). The longer courses avoid the
thicker areas for the most part; the shorter courses offer route
choice through or around the thickest parts. There are very few trails.

The woods are a bit greener and wetter than in past years, due to the
abundance of rain this spring. Everything that resembles a watercourse
or intermittent lake is wet. Plan on your feet getting wet. (Unless
you fall, the rest of you should stay dry, assuming it's not raining.)

The mosquitoes are especially fierce this year, no doubt also due to
the abundance of spring rain. I recommend serious bug protection of
your choice. I did notice some poison ivy in the woods but it is not
extensive. There are probably ticks, but I didn't find any and they
didn't find me.

The event is a mass-start multi-loop race with beverage stops
(starting with a drink, then a course, then a drink, then a course … &
so on depending on the course you're doing and ending with a final
drink); the Very Short has optional beverage drinking. Because it's a
mass start, following is allowed. Be aware that others may not be on
the same course you are on, and that there are many controls in the
woods and they are close together. You definitely want to *check your
codes*.

There is, as always, a twist to the event (i.e., it's not just like
any other event, even discounting the drinking aspect), which will be
explained in a pre-race briefing that will begin no later than 11:45.
Mass start is at noon. We will be using e-punching, so make sure you
arrive in time to register, clear, check, and be ready for the
briefing. If you've never been to Jug Bay, give yourself more time
than you think you need: it takes a while to get there once you're off
Rt. 4.

The map has some 2008 updates. Scale is 1:7500. Contour interval is 5
meters.

Remember to bring a dish to share for the post-race potluck picnic,
held on the lovely shore of the Patuxent River, hosted by Dave
Linthicum & Peggy Brosnan. If you opt for the beer as your beverage,
we strongly encourage you to stay for the food! There is a carport if
it rains (as it did last year). Come ready to run, eat, and socialize.

- There will be an additional $2 fee to the regular meet fee to cover
the beverages, dessert and a donation to the Jug Bay Sanctuary (ie the
park we are using).
- Epunch will be used.
- Note the registration times. Registration for Mass start will close
at 11:30 sharp so don't be late.



DIRECTIONS:

Rt. 4 Capital Beltway exit, head south/east on Rt. 4 for 8 miles
(where you cross over U.S. Rt. 301), then 3 more miles south (into
Anne Arundel County) on Rt. 4 to the "Plummer Lane" exit. Ignore all
"Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary" signs and continue on Plummer Lane (which
becomes Pindell Rd.) for 2.0 miles, making a hard right turn at 9
mailboxes. Take the paved "River Farm" road for a mile though the O'
map terrain; after the road become dirt, look for parking in the field
a bit before the house by Jug Bay.
For those driving with GPS units (or looking at aerial views): the
driveway off Pindell Rd is at 38.7758, -76.6833, and the Start/Finish
is at 38.7746, -76.7013.




Dave Hauver
QOC Secretary


Re: Ticks at Meadowood

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I found 7.



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Because of the hot and humid weather, there were plenty of ticks in the
woods today. One person found 8 on himself. Please check yourself for
the little bugs.

Sidney


Car Problems

David Levine
 

Thank you to everyone that helped me with my car problems (I left my
headlights on and my car wouldn't start) today: Greg Lennon, Jon
Torrance, Sidney Sachs, Valerie Meyer and the others whose names I do
not know. while I was in the woods orienteering. When we couldn't get
the one set of jumper cables that we had between us to function they
pushed my car down the hill, while I steered, to the park gate on Old
Colchester Road. All this was done in the rain. AAA showed up at 4:55,
about 50 minutes after I called. I got a jump and was on my way within
5 minutes.

David Levine


Ticks at Meadowood

Sidney A Sachs
 

Because of the hot and humid weather, there were plenty of ticks in the
woods today. One person found 8 on himself. Please check yourself for
the little bugs.

Sidney

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