August 28, 2013

Herrick Hills Results 8/25/2013

Advanced #8

The air might not have been as clear and cool as hoped for, yet some folks made the hour drive from Boise to experience the Herrick Hills courses.  A shower the night before settled the dust a bit.  Ole, Jeff, and John
Advanced Course
fought out the advanced course with Ole edging out Jeff by a mere 18 seconds and John not far behind!  I routed the advanced course over to the southeast so they could have a look at the state owned land around Herrick reservoir, however the map for that area was straight from the USGS map with inaccurate 40 ft. contours. Number 7 gave most of the people some problems, showing why we go to so much trouble to use good accurate maps for the most part.  Both the intermediate and advanced course participants got to enjoy a control at the base of a tall rock pillar.  Roy and Ethan did very well on a difficult intermediate course until the last control stumped them.

We'll sure miss Russ' exotic post meet snacks after he moves to Arizona this Fall.
Thanks to the control pickup crew: Ole, Jeff, John, Russ, Ken, and Jerry!

Advanced Course 6.9km.255m. climb

Ole Bergset           1:58:52
Jeff Black              1:59:10
John Murray          2:08:30
Melanie Wright         dnf

Intermediate Course 4.1km.185m.climb
Russ Pilcher           1:25:23

Ken Karcher &
Jerry Stewart          3:24:20
Roy & Ethan Meade  (recreational)

Novice 2km.60m.climb
no takers

See you next time at Stewart Gulch, Sept. 14 for National Orienteering Day!
- Karin Didisse, Meet Director

August 4, 2013

Upcoming meet info: Herrick Hills Sunday August 25

Herrick Hills Sunday August 25
Located north of Boise on Hwy. 55 between Smith's Ferry and Clear Creek (Cascade), Starts 11-1pm

Where: Hwy. 55 between Milepost 105 and 106, East side

Herrick Hills Subdivision
 Lovely hilly wooded terrain that has been thinned and prepared for sale. There will be three courses: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced. The map is still in development and hasn't been thoroughly field checked, but the 5m. contours provided by the surveyor are excellent. There are interesting rock outcrops, mountain meadows, marshes and small streams. Footing can be a bit tricky, but there is very little brush. Lower leg protection is recommended for the int. and adv. courses because of deadfall and low shrubs.

Hope to see you there! Karin Didisse, Meet Director (208)315-4826