January 25, 2011

Foggy plains of Julia Davis park

Surrealistic planes of the Julia Davis park under blanket of early morning fog. Good start for a thriller but instead it is about our January meet :) New map additions and advanced courses attracted our usual crowd of hard core navigators. Jonah shadowed by Mike covered beginner course around the Zoo in 32:51. Peter Beckner blasted through the intermediate course in 53:14 while Masha fresh after her advanced cross-country team training did it in 41:28. Advanced course saw a heated battle of our seasoned veterans. Jeff took (again) first place with nice margin followed by Doug and Jay. All results are below.

Project on map expansion and merging our green belt parks continues and promises to allow for really interesting courses in future.

Call of the Wild! adventure meet together with the Boise Library and other patrons of the community reading project is February 12. For more details see our web site http://ctoc-boise.blogspot.com/

Masha and Sergey Velichko

Beginner: 2.1K, 8 controls
Jonah and Mike Bading 32:51

Intermediate: 4.3K, 15 controls
Peter Beckner 53:14
Masha Velichko 41:28

Advanced: 7.6K, 26 controls
Jeff Black 48:18
Doug LaMott 54:43
Jay Morgan 55:09
Lee Scott 57:02
Mike Bading 57:59
John Murray 1:04:38
Melanie Schuster 1:16:01
Renee Kline 1:17:13
Garth Summey 2:22:51

January 11, 2011

Call of the Wild!

We answered the call! Take note of a special event bonus to our normal meet calendar!

For those of you not familiar with "The Big Read", it's a program where everyone reads the same book, and there are a whole bunch of events affiliated with it to maximize participation and interest. This year it is Jack London's The Call of the Wild. Our club has agreed to hold a special meet this year to tie in. For those of you who participated in our annual Street Challenge, the format will be similar but on a (much) smaller scale. A map of the area around the library and parks nearby will be provided, along with several questions and answers from control sites on the map that are hosted by sponsoring institutions within the Cultural Network that may be more than a little familiar to those of us who live in Boise. There will be some prizes for those who collect them all and make a speedy return! Like the Street Challenge, we will let you walk, run, or bike!

Since the downtown Library opens at 10, it may be a little hectic as we get set up among the opening crowd. Please be patient if we're not quite ready!

Date: Saturday, February 12th
Time: 10am to 1pm
Map area: Parks and downtown area surrounding the library
Start: Outside front door of the Boise Public Library, main branch
Cost: Free!
Bring: walking shoes, favorite compass, best clothes for the weather.

Jeff Black

*The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest, offered by Ada Community Library, Boise Public Library, The Cabin and the Idaho Statesman.

The Cultural Network is a consortium of museums, libraries and educational and cultural organizations, including the public libraries of Boise, Garden City and Meridian, Ada Community Library, Boise Art Museum, Boise Parks & Recreation, Discovery Center of Idaho, Idaho Human Rights Education Center, Idaho State Historical Society, Opera Idaho and Zoo Boise.