Organizer: Marion O (Event Director)
The forecast is not improving... +1 and 60% chance of flurries... Hopefully that will change (for the better) by Saturday :)
Please car pool! There is not much parking at Middle Lake so if there's no space you'll have to carry on along the road to the next parking and walk back (opportunity to warm-up!). Also, as numbers are now much greater than expected, we want to keep a low profile!
Although I will be going out earlier, I am going to suggest that if people want to car pool they meet at Assumption School in Bowness to car pool at 9am.
An informal forest training event in Bow Valley Provincial Park. PLEASE SIGN UP SO I KNOW HOW MANY MAPS TO PRINT!! Also, please bring a map bag if you have one/some!
I have designed 4 loops all from a central start/finish. The controls are all contour features, so lots of practice that we haven't had over the winter!! The idea is that you can do as many or as few loops as you want. The loops vary in length from 2.68k to 3.65k - so just over 12k if you do all of them :) Novice orienteers are also welcome - and some coaching can be available form some of the more experienced orienteers. I have added a 5th easier loop.
The start is close to the parking at Middle Lake in Bow Valley Provincial Park - follow the pin flags from the parking lot. There may still be patches of snow so have a change of foot wear! Hopefully there won't be killer winds that weekend...
I have NOT done a site visit - so there may be issues... I may be going out early to hang the ribbons (clothes pegs with orange and white flagging tape hanging from them). (I may not have all of them done by the time you get there, so help may be needed!) There will be a sign out/sign in sheet at the start - so pick a loop, sign out, run then sign in and choose another loop. I'll ask the last runners on each loop to pick up the clothes pegs. There is cell coverage on the map. I will print my number on the map, so you can carry a phone if you think you may need to contact me.
The cost will be $5
If you have questions, send me an email. Nearer the date, organising car pooling would be a good idea!