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Re: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Orienteering at Avalon this Sunday

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  • Paul
    Please note my new email address paul@nationalrealty.biz I no longer receive email at paul@northernva.com and will unsubscribe that one. Tha nks. Paul Hartke,
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 2, 2006
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      Please note my new email address
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      I no longer receive email at paul@... and will unsubscribe
      that one. Tha nks.

      Paul Hartke, Director of Operations
      National Realty, Reston, VA
      paul@...
      (703) 860-4600 ext 469
      www.nationalrealty.biz


      Jon wrote:
      > This weekend's QOC event will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2006.
      > Registration will run from 11 am to 1 pm. Everybody should, as usual,
      > report to the finish by 3 pm whether they've completed their course or
      > not. The Meet Director will be Dwight Johnson; the course designs
      > will be by Misha Matveev.
      >
      > The Avalon area is in the eastern part of Patapsco State Park just off
      > Route 1 south of Baltimore. There is an entrance fee of $2 per vehicle
      > for Maryland tag numbers and a $3 fee for out of state vehicles to
      > enter the park. But if there is someone in the car at least age 62 the
      > car gets in free. At this time of year there won't be anyone at the
      > entrance gate to collect your money or provide change. Instead, an
      > honor system is in effect. There will be an envelopes and a deposit
      > box to collect the fee. This can cause a backup of cars waiting to get
      > in. Having your exact change, a pen and your license plate number
      > ready will speed up the process.
      >
      > The park does not open its gates until 9 am.
      >
      > E-punching will be used on Orange and above courses and there is a $2
      > rental fee for those who don't have their own e-punch. It is
      > permitted to opt to use paper punchchards on these courses.
      >
      > Courses
      > WHITE 2.2 km 35 m climb 8 controls Beginner course - along trails,
      > streams, and other linear features
      > YELLOW 2.9 km 75 m climb 13 controls Advanced beginner course -
      > near easily identifiable re-location features
      > ORANGE 3.7 km 80 m climb 11 controls Intermediate course - off
      > trail network, checkpoints on major terrain features
      > BROWN ? km ? m climb ? controls Expert course - navigation is very
      > tricky with few re-location features
      > GREEN 5.1 km 120 m climb 13 controls Expert course - navigation is
      > very tricky with few re-location features
      > RED 7.1 km 190 m climb 16 controls Expert course - navigation is
      > very tricky with few re-location features
      > BLUE 9.1 km 250 m climb 21 controls Expert course - navigation is
      > very tricky with few re-location features
      >
      >
      > Course Notes:
      >
      > FOR ALL RUNNERS:
      > - There is an approximately 750m. walk uphill to the start. Finish is
      > at the registration area.
      > - The map is about 10 years old.
      > - There are some changes in the trail system. One major change will be
      > shown on all maps.
      > - Red "X" across the trail mean it has vanished, it is NOT forbidden
      > to use the trail if you can find it.
      > - Old fencies and stone walls are hardly recognizable.
      > - The map scale is 1:7,500
      >
      > FOR BLUE COURSE RUNNERS ONLY:
      > - There is a map exchange in the BLUE course.
      > - Runners will receive both maps at the registration.
      > The start triangle is on the reasonable way from the last control of
      > the first loop to the first control of the second loop, but you only
      > pass it to drink some water, and perhaps to say "hi" to the starter.
      > (Ed - it's not clear to me whether you are supposed to carry both maps
      > packed back to back in the map case throughout or stash the second one
      > at the start - ask at registration)
      >
      > DO NOT punch at the start when changing from the first to the second
      > loop!!!
      >
      >
      > Directions: From I-95 between Washington and Baltimore exit EAST onto
      > I-195 (exit 47) towards the airport. Take the first exit off I-195
      > onto US1 (Washington Blvd) and go SOUTH for about 100 feet and turn
      > right onto South St. The park entrance is just a short distance on
      > your left. Follow orange and white orienteering signs inside the park
      > to find registration.
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