While we prepare for the CTOC meet this weekend near Stanley here are some details to help in your planning.
2-day classic format meet utilizing two new world class maps Dutch Lake and Trap Creek near Stanley. 3 courses each day: Advanced 5km, Intermediate 3.8km, and Beginner 1.4km. Starts both Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 1pm. Courses close at 3pm each day.
Saturday take Forest Service Rt195 SE for about 1km to the meet center (about 400m after mile post 115 on HW21 toward Stanley).
Sunday take Flat Creek Rd SE for about 0.5km to the meet center (about 200m after mile post 117 on HW21 toward Stanley).
Single meet (day) dues: $10 per person/team, free for members
Single Junior (up to 20 years old): $5 per person/team, free for members
If more than one map is needed for a team, a small additional fee may be needed depending on printing costs.
You may want to bring: a watch, a compass, a snack, a whistle and a cell phone. We have compasses for rental at nominal $1/day.
We will provide water and condiments at the meet center. We will place one water control approximately in the middle of each course. It may be hot so bring your favorite camelback or bottle on course if you may need more water.
These are slow woods for advanced courses. Precise navigation is a key for the glacial moraine terrain. In some places there is significant amount of deadfall (though we tried to avoid most of it) so we recommend full leg protection and good O-shoes. Winning times without any navigational mistakes will be in 1-1:15 hour range.
We hope to see you all enjoying these wonderful woods! We do plan to host our next Gold Rush meet and possibly USA Classic Championships on these maps in 2017.
Ben Brock - Saturday meet director and course designer
Sergey Velichko - Sunday meet director and course designer