DVOA Event Schedule

Sat Jan 21, 2006    Zion Lutheran Church    This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: Take Route 422 W to PA Rt23 West exit. Follow Rt23 west through Phoenixville to Rt724. From Rt23 & Rt724 jct, follow Rt724 west 1.1 miles to Zion Lutheran Church on left. From the Rdg-Pottstown area, take the 724 Exit off 422. Continue E on 724 through 3 lights and look for signs. Large white Church on the right.
Sun Jan 22, 2006    Hibernia County Park    This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: President's Cup. Photo/Score-O Registration:11:30 mass start at 12:00. White starts from 11:00 to 1:00
Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.
Sat Feb 25, 2006    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Instructional program at 10AM
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
Sun Mar 05, 2006    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Mt. Joy    Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Misery and Joy, Mass start, Score format, details to follow
Directions: From King of Prussia - Rt. 202 take 422 West and exit at the Valley Forge/Rt. 23 West exit and watch for O'-signs
Sun Mar 12, 2006    Tyler State Park    Y  Sprint-O  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
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Notes: score and sprint courses by Clem & Dasha
Directions: From I-95 exit 49 take PA Rt. 332 west toward Newtown. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs. Parking and registration will be in the Boardwalk Picnic Area, inside the park.
Sun Mar 19, 2006    Hibernia County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Lots of route choice and minimal time in the green.
Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.
Sun Mar 26, 2006    Assunpink Wildlife Management Area    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: Take NJ Turnpike to I-195 exit. Go east on I-195 and take exit 11. Follow O'-signs.
Sun Apr 02, 2006    Warwick County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sat Apr 08, 2006    Illicks Mill    W  Y  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
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Directions: Exit Rt 22 at the Schoenersville/378 south exit. Use the Schoenersville ramp, and then turn left. Pass the Hospital on the right, left on Illicks Mill Rd, or from the south on 378 exit on 8th street North, Left on Schoenersville, Rt on Illicks Mill Road.
Sun Apr 09, 2006    French Creek State Park East    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Gross  
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Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Apr 15, 2006    Fair Hill - Big Elk Chapel    W  Y  O  G  R  Bl  Special  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Courses by S. Fillebrown. A bike-O course will available - great for adventure racers. $2.00 per car parking fee.
Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213
Sat Apr 22, 2006    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Y  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Earth Day at the Willows
Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sun Apr 23, 2006    Brandywine Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Maryann Cassidy  
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Notes: East side of creek, courses by Bob Burg
Directions: East side: turn west on Eden Road near the Wawa on US 202 about a mile south of 92 and follow O signs. West side park office: take 92 West off of US 202 to park entrance. Follow O signs
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Sat May 06, 2006    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Ed Scott  
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Notes: MASOC 18 Scouts Only. Preregistration required. more information
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 07, 2006    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 14, 2006    Iron Hill Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Tom Overbaugh  
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Directions: From DE Rt.95 take DE Rt.896 South. Go to Old Baltimore Pike and take a Right. The go to Whittaker Road and take a Right. Follow the O'-signs
Sat May 20, 2006    Governor Dick    Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mark Frank  
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Notes: An indoor 90 minute introduction to orienteering starting at 10am with an outdoor walk on a simple black and white map to follow afterwards. The event is free to all participants.
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.
Sun May 21, 2006    Hickory Run State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Rob Wilkison  
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Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sun May 28, 2006      
 
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Sat Jun 03, 2006    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fatlands    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: A long white course is also available
Directions: Pawlings Road:From PA Rt. 422 Exit at Oaks and head East on Egypt Road. Make a right onto Pawlings Rd. Watch for O'-signs. Betzwood Bridge: After the right onto Trooper Road, go left at Audubon Road. Follow O Signs.
Sun Jun 04, 2006    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fatlands    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: Pawlings Road:From PA Rt. 422 Exit at Oaks and head East on Egypt Road. Make a right onto Pawlings Rd. Watch for O'-signs. Betzwood Bridge: After the right onto Trooper Road, go left at Audubon Road. Follow O Signs.
Sun Jun 11, 2006    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Bob Rycharski  
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Notes: New 2006 version of map. NO DOGS
Directions: From N & W: NJ Turnpike Exit 8 to Rt 33 East for 5 mi. Rt 527Alt North/Iron Ore Rd. From E: Garden St Pkwy Exit 100A to Rt 33 W for 16 mi. to Rt 527Alt/Iron Ore Rd. Then North 1/4 mile on 527Alt to Quail Hill sign, turn right onto Le Valley Rd into camp.
Sat Jun 17, 2006    Myrick Center (BVA)    Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: John De Wolf  
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Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.
Sun Jun 25, 2006      
 
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Sun Jul 02, 2006    French Creek State Park North    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: CS = M. Cornish
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sun Jul 16, 2006    Daniel Boone Homestead    W  Y  Special  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ron Bortz  610-334-3523
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Notes: Mass starts at 9:30 & 11 AM for all advanced runners, Regular starts for white & yellow
Directions: From PA Rt. 422, 8 miles west of Pottstown, go north at Baumstown on Daniel Boone Road. Follow O'-signs from Rt. 422.
Sun Jul 23, 2006    Lehigh River - Canal Park    Canoe-O 
 
Event Director: Steve Aronson  610.814.0580
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Directions: East from the Allentown exit of the PA Turnpike. US 22 to Airport Road south. Airport Road becomes Irving Road. Turn right (west) at Hanover Road. Right on Albert Road ( just before the bridge over the Lehigh) & follow Signs to Canal Park.
Sun Jul 30, 2006    Nolde Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: South of Reading PA on route 625. Take Rt 724 West from I 176, or East from 222 and turn south on 625. The park is about 2 miles South of that intersection.
Sun Aug 13, 2006    French Creek State Park East    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Courses by Ed Scott
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Sep 10, 2006    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fatlands    W  Y  Sprint-O  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Second 9/11 Rememberance Challenge
Directions: Pawlings Road:From PA Rt. 422 Exit at Oaks and head East on Egypt Road. Make a right onto Pawlings Rd. Watch for O'-signs. Betzwood Bridge: After the right onto Trooper Road, go left at Audubon Road. Follow O Signs.
Sat Sep 16, 2006    Hickory Run State Park    Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sat Sep 16, 2006    Hickory Run State Park    Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Night O
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sun Sep 17, 2006    Hickory Run State Park    W  Y  O  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Start times are 10:00 to 12:00
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sun Sep 17, 2006    Hickory Run State Park    Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
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Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sat Sep 23, 2006    Brandywine Creek State Park    W  Y  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Delaware Scout event. Parking fees: $3/car for resident, $6/car non-resident. Start on West side near park office. This is a Scouting event only!
Directions: East side: turn west on Eden Road near the Wawa on US 202 about a mile south of 92 and follow O signs. West side park office: take 92 West off of US 202 to park entrance. Follow O signs
Sun Sep 24, 2006    Brandywine Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Parking fees: $3/car for residents, $6/car non-residents. Start on WEST side near park office
Directions: East side: turn west on Eden Road near the Wawa on US 202 about a mile south of 92 and follow O signs. West side park office: take 92 West off of US 202 to park entrance. Follow O signs
Sun Oct 01, 2006    Fair Hill - Big Elk Chapel    W  Y  O  Br  Special  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: and the Susquehanna Stumble
Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213
Sun Oct 08, 2006    French Creek State Park North    W  Y  O  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sun Oct 15, 2006    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Bob Rycharski  
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Notes: Scout event, open to the general membership and the public. NO dogs allowed. A $1 camp surcharge will be added to the normal DVOA fees.
Directions: From N & W: NJ Turnpike Exit 8 to Rt 33 East for 5 mi. Rt 527Alt North/Iron Ore Rd. From E: Garden St Pkwy Exit 100A to Rt 33 W for 16 mi. to Rt 527Alt/Iron Ore Rd. Then North 1/4 mile on 527Alt to Quail Hill sign, turn right onto Le Valley Rd into camp.
Sat Oct 21, 2006    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Y  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sun Oct 22, 2006    French Creek State Park East    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Aronson  610.814.0580
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Notes: DVOA Long Course Champs, course setter John Campbell
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Oct 28, 2006    Myrick Center (BVA)    Score-O  Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Score Night-O, all levels, Reg 7PM, Mass start 8PM, party 9 til ?
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.
Sat Oct 28, 2006    Washington Crossing State Park    W  Y  O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: NJ Scout Champs
Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left
Sun Oct 29, 2006    Washington Crossing State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left
Sun Nov 05, 2006    White Clay Creek    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: From PA Rt 1 take PA Rt 896 south toward Newark, DE and watch for O'-signs, or from I-95 take DE 896 North to park.
Sat Nov 11, 2006    Batsto    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
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Directions: From US30 East (White Horse Pike) in Hammonton take SR-542 (Pleasant Mills Rd.) toward Batsto, follow SR-542 north-east for about 7mi and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Nov 11, 2006        Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
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Sun Nov 12, 2006    Pakim Pond, Brendan Byrne State Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
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Notes: Sanctioning in progress
Directions: From Junction of NJ70 and NJ72 go SE on NJ72 and look for O signs
Sun Nov 19, 2006    Holmdel (HVO)    W  Y  O  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: Find Garden State Parkway exit 114. Exit, and from the North go Right on Red Hill Road, and from the South go left. Take a Right on Crawfords Corner Road, then a Left on Roberts Road, then a Right on Longstreet Road, and left into the park.
Sun Nov 26, 2006    Green Lane Park  
 
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Directions: From Rt 422 take Rt 29 north. About 3.5 miles after the junction with Rt 73 look for a left turn onto Deep Creek Road and follow that and O signs to the park. From the North on Rt 29, look for O signs to the right as you approach the town of Green Lane..
Sun Dec 03, 2006    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Mount Misery    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Sprint-O 
Event has EPunching
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Notes: expanded map
Directions: Take Route 23 West through Valley Forge National Historic Park. Watch for O-signs after the junction with Route 252.
Sun Dec 10, 2006    McKeldin (QOC map)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Mid Atlantic Championships
Directions: From I-70 West of Baltimore take Marriottsville Road North 4 miles & watch for signs on right.
Sat Jan 27, 2007    Zion Lutheran Church    This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: More data soon
Directions: Take Route 422 W to PA Rt23 West exit. Follow Rt23 west through Phoenixville to Rt724. From Rt23 & Rt724 jct, follow Rt724 west 1.1 miles to Zion Lutheran Church on left. From the Rdg-Pottstown area, take the 724 Exit off 422. Continue E on 724 through 3 lights and look for signs. Large white Church on the right.
Sun Jan 28, 2007    Hibernia County Park    Score-O 
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Registration: 11:30, Mass Start: 12:00
Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.
Sun Mar 04, 2007    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Program at 10, course afterward.
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
Sun Mar 11, 2007    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Mt. Joy    Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Please pre-register Details
Directions: From King of Prussia - Rt. 202 take 422 West and exit at the Valley Forge/Rt. 23 West exit and watch for O'-signs
Sun Mar 11, 2007    Warwick County Park    W  Y  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: open to everyone. No pre-registration required More info
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sun Mar 18, 2007    White Clay Creek    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Tom Overbaugh  
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Directions: From PA Rt 1 take PA Rt 896 south toward Newark, DE and watch for O'-signs, or from I-95 take DE 896 North to park.
Sat Mar 31, 2007    Fair Hill - Big Elk Chapel    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Recreational courses available Event information page
Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213
Sat Mar 31, 2007    Fair Hill - Big Elk Chapel    Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213
Sun Apr 01, 2007    Fair Hill - Big Elk Chapel    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Recreational courses available Event information page
Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213
Sat Apr 07, 2007    Pakim Pond, Brendan Byrne State Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Directions: From Junction of NJ70 and NJ72 go SE on NJ72 and look for O signs
Sat Apr 14, 2007    Evansburg    W  Y  O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Dave Urban  
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Directions: From Rt. 422 take Rt. 29, North to Collegeville, East on Germantown Pike and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Apr 21, 2007    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Y  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sun Apr 22, 2007    Ridley Creek State Park    W  Y  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: From Newtown Square follow Rt.3 west approximately 2 miles to main park entrance on south side. Follow O'-signs.
Sat Apr 28, 2007    Warwick County Park    W  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sun Apr 29, 2007    Brandywine Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: East Side
Directions: East side: turn west on Eden Road near the Wawa on US 202 about a mile south of 92 and follow O signs. West side park office: take 92 West off of US 202 to park entrance. Follow O signs
Sat May 05, 2007    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Ed Scott  
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Notes: MASOC 19 Event for Scouts Only more information at Scoutorienteering.com
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 06, 2007    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Fred Reed  
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Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 13, 2007    Tyler State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Directions: From I-95 exit 49 take PA Rt. 332 west toward Newtown. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs. Parking and registration will be in the Boardwalk Picnic Area, inside the park.
Sun May 20, 2007    Hibernia County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Bob Gross  
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Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.
Sun May 27, 2007    Stuckey Pond    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Petr Hartman  
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Directions: From I 80, take US 209 North about 12 miles and watch for signs.
Sat Jun 02, 2007    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fatlands    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Betzwood bridge parking area
Directions: Pawlings Road:From PA Rt. 422 Exit at Oaks and head East on Egypt Road. Make a right onto Pawlings Rd. Watch for O'-signs. Betzwood Bridge: After the right onto Trooper Road, go left at Audubon Road. Follow O Signs.
Sat Jun 09, 2007    Tyler State Park    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Karl Ahlswede  
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Notes: Instruction:10:00am, White course: 12:00
Directions: From I-95 exit 49 take PA Rt. 332 west toward Newtown. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs. Parking and registration will be in the Boardwalk Picnic Area, inside the park.
Sun Jun 10, 2007    Core Creek Park    W  Y  O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Pavillion #2 near the tollgate road entrance. Lots of open fields, be prepared for sun and for the potential of nasty vegetation on Orange.
Directions: From Langhorne, PA follow PA Rt. 413 North toward Newtown and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Jun 10, 2007    Hibernia County Park    W  Y  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Scott Thatcher  484-356-6383
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Notes: NOTE SPECIAL TIME 12-4PM
Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.
Sat Jun 16, 2007    Holmdel (HVO)    W  Y  O  Br  G  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Bob Rycharski  
Course Setter:
Notes: NJ Scout event, public welcome, Dogs OK
Directions: Find Garden State Parkway exit 114. Exit, and from the North go Right on Red Hill Road, and from the South go left. Take a Right on Crawfords Corner Road, then a Left on Roberts Road, then a Right on Longstreet Road, and left into the park.
Sat Jun 23, 2007    Hickory Run State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Shorter courses. DVOA Picnic and Business Meeting after the event.
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sun Jul 08, 2007    French Creek State Park West    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs, or from Rt422 take 82 into Birdsboro and follow 345 to park.
Sun Jul 22, 2007    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Mt. Joy    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter:
Directions: From King of Prussia - Rt. 202 take 422 West and exit at the Valley Forge/Rt. 23 West exit and watch for O'-signs
Sun Aug 05, 2007    Mount Penn - Antietam    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Carol Kluchinski  
Course Setter:
Notes: Courses by Bob Meyer
Directions: From the E or S: Business 422 to Mt Penn, Right on Carsonia Ave, Left on Antietam Road, Left on Angora Road. From the W or N: Skyline Drive south from Rt 12, Bingaman to Angora, Right on Angora, and look for O signs
Sun Aug 19, 2007    French Creek State Park East    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Aug 26, 2007        W  Y  Special  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Gross  
Course Setter:
Sat Sep 08, 2007    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Instruction at 10
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
Sat Sep 08, 2007    Norristown State Hospital    Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: John De Wolf  
Course Setter:
Notes: 2 sprints
Directions: 202 N from K of P (not taking DeKalb St), across Dannehower bridge into Norristown, continuing straight on Markley St for many blocks, about 1/2 mile past Main St, passing a Septa Station on left, then turning L on Harding, L on Sterigere to map.
Sat Sep 15, 2007    Hickory Run State Park    Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Training weekend
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sat Sep 15, 2007    Hickory Run State Park    Night-O  Beginner  Int  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: CS Sandy Fillebrown, Epunch on Advanced
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sun Sep 16, 2007        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Epunch Brown and up. Registration is from 10:00 AM to Noon. Registration and starts end at Noon.
Sun Sep 23, 2007    Ridley Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: From Newtown Square follow Rt.3 west approximately 2 miles to main park entrance on south side. Follow O'-signs.
Sat Sep 29, 2007        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: UNO Sponsored A-Meet Event Information
Sun Sep 30, 2007    Fair Hill - Big Elk Chapel    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Tom Overbaugh  
Course Setter:
Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213
Sun Sep 30, 2007        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Sun Oct 07, 2007    Iron Hill Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: DVOA short course Champs
Directions: From DE Rt.95 take DE Rt.896 South. Go to Old Baltimore Pike and take a Right. The go to Whittaker Road and take a Right. Follow the O'-signs
Sat Oct 13, 2007    Broad Creek Scout Reservation (QOC)    W  Y  O  Score-O  Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: 31st Annual Maryland Scout Orienteering Day SCOUTS ONLY Preregistration required More data go to "Activities"
Directions: Take Route 1 into Maryland. 1.3 miles past the Conowingo dam, make a right on to 623 and follow it through a sharp turn at 2.5 mi and then another 2.3 miles to Susquehanna Hall Road, a gravel road left (W) . Also can be accessed from Md 136 N of Dublin.
Sun Oct 14, 2007    Egelmans Park - Mineral Spring Park - Pendora Park    W  Y  Sprint-O  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: WYAdvanced + 2 sprints
Directions: Business 422(Perkiomen Avenue from the east, Penn Avenue then Perkiomen from the west) off 422. Watch for signs at the intersections of Perkiomen Avenue and Glen Road, or at 18th Street. (Note: This park is in Reading, PA)
Sat Oct 20, 2007    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Y  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sun Oct 21, 2007    Rodney Scout Reservation    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tracy Acuff  
Course Setter:
Directions: The camp is approximately 30 miles southwest of Wilmington, DE and 50 miles northeast of Baltimore, MD. Take Exit 100 off I-95, follow Rt. 272 for 10 miles south, through the town of North East and look for signs
Sat Oct 27, 2007    Myrick Center (BVA)    Score-O  Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Registration 7PM, Mass start at 8PM. NIghtO for all levels + halloween party
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.
Sat Oct 27, 2007    Washington Crossing State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: New Jersey Scout Champs. Regular Courses for all open at 11AM.
Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left
Sun Oct 28, 2007    Green Lane Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: From Rt 422 take Rt 29 north. About 3.5 miles after the junction with Rt 73 look for a left turn onto Deep Creek Road and follow that and O signs to the park. From the North on Rt 29, look for O signs to the right as you approach the town of Green Lane..
Fri Nov 02, 2007        Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Sat Nov 03, 2007        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: US CHAMPS A Event Day1
Sun Nov 04, 2007        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: US CHAMPS A Event Day2
Sun Nov 04, 2007    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Bob Rycharski  
Course Setter:
Notes: Scout event, open to the general membership and the public. NO dogs allowed. A $1 camp surcharge will be added to the normal DVOA fees.
Directions: From N & W: NJ Turnpike Exit 8 to Rt 33 East for 5 mi. Rt 527Alt North/Iron Ore Rd. From E: Garden St Pkwy Exit 100A to Rt 33 W for 16 mi. to Rt 527Alt/Iron Ore Rd. Then North 1/4 mile on 527Alt to Quail Hill sign, turn right onto Le Valley Rd into camp.
Sat Nov 10, 2007    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Ali Bortz   
Course Setter:
Notes: Tree planting service project - courses after the trees are in to benefit the Jr Team!!!.
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Nov 11, 2007    Ridley Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Aronson  610.814.0580
Course Setter:
Notes: DVOA Long O Champs
Directions: From Newtown Square follow Rt.3 west approximately 2 miles to main park entrance on south side. Follow O'-signs.
Sun Nov 18, 2007    Hickory Run State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Rob Wilkison  
Course Setter:
Notes: HVO Dual meet at DVOA, NOte that due to the change to standard time control collection will begin before 3:00 PM. All starts should be before 12:30.
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sun Nov 25, 2007    Rocky Ridge County Park (SVO)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: 2007 Mid Atlantics
Directions: From Lancaster follow Rt. 30 West to Rt. 24 North (Mt. Zion Rd.). Take Rt. 24 north to top of hill and make a right onto Deininger Rd. Watch for O'-signs.
Sun Dec 02, 2007    Batsto    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter:
Directions: From US30 East (White Horse Pike) in Hammonton take SR-542 (Pleasant Mills Rd.) toward Batsto, follow SR-542 north-east for about 7mi and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Dec 09, 2007    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Mount Misery    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Take Route 23 West through Valley Forge National Historic Park. Watch for O-signs after the junction with Route 252.
Sat Dec 15, 2007    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Mt. Joy    Special  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Extra Long O..Marathon length and half marathon length. Lots of trail running, but not all on trails. No beginners courses. Pre registration only.
Directions: From King of Prussia - Rt. 202 take 422 West and exit at the Valley Forge/Rt. 23 West exit and watch for O'-signs
Sat Jan 26, 2008    Zion Lutheran Church    This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: 2 PM Winter progam, pot luck dinner, and meeting. Look for details in a few weeks.
Directions: Take Route 422 W to PA Rt23 West exit. Follow Rt23 west through Phoenixville to Rt724. From Rt23 & Rt724 jct, follow Rt724 west 1.1 miles to Zion Lutheran Church on left. From the Rdg-Pottstown area, take the 724 Exit off 422. Continue E on 724 through 3 lights and look for signs. Large white Church on the right.
Sun Jan 27, 2008    Warwick County Park    Special  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Special course... details in a week or so. Epunch?? check back later.
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sat Feb 09, 2008    Tyler State Park    W  Sprint-O  Special 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Special course is a long white trail run. Be alert for date changes if the weather does not cooperate. Note special start times: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Details
Directions: From I-95 exit 49 take PA Rt. 332 west toward Newtown. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs. Parking and registration will be in the Boardwalk Picnic Area, inside the park.
Sat Feb 23, 2008    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Instructional event - Indoor program starts at 10AM
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
Sun Mar 16, 2008    Nolde Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Gross  
Course Setter:
Directions: South of Reading PA on route 625. Take Rt 724 West from I 176, or East from 222 and turn south on 625. The park is about 2 miles South of that intersection.
Sat Mar 29, 2008    Governor Dick    W 
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: 10AM indoor program course at 11.
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.
Sun Mar 30, 2008    French Creek State Park East    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Apr 05, 2008        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: HVO event/Bob Burg map. Exit 17 of I84 in NY. O signs to Holmes Presbyterian Camp & Conf Cntr.
Sun Apr 06, 2008    Warwick County Park    W  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Instructional event
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sun Apr 13, 2008    Colliers Mills Wildlife Mgmt Area    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Courses by Rick Slater
Directions: East of New Egypt on route 528 (New Egypt Township, West of the Town of Lakehurst), look for signs
Sat Apr 19, 2008    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Y  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sun Apr 20, 2008    Evansburg    W  Y  O  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: From Rt. 422 take Rt. 29, North to Collegeville, East on Germantown Pike and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Apr 26, 2008    Illicks Mill    W  Y  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter:
Directions: Exit Rt 22 at the Schoenersville/378 south exit. Use the Schoenersville ramp, and then turn left. Pass the Hospital on the right, left on Illicks Mill Rd, or from the south on 378 exit on 8th street North, Left on Schoenersville, Rt on Illicks Mill Road.
Sun Apr 27, 2008      
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Could not get permission from park.
Sat May 03, 2008    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter:
Notes: MASOC #20 Scout event. Pre-registration required more data
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat May 03, 2008        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: More data soon: awaiting sanctioning
Sun May 04, 2008        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: More data soon: awaiting sanctioning
Sun May 04, 2008    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 11, 2008    Tyler State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: No crossing cultivated fields!!!!!
Directions: From I-95 exit 49 take PA Rt. 332 west toward Newtown. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs. Parking and registration will be in the Boardwalk Picnic Area, inside the park.
Sun May 18, 2008      
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Permission not granted in time.
Sat May 24, 2008        Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter:
Notes: See
Sun May 25, 2008        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter:
Notes: A Event and Team Trials
Mon May 26, 2008        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter:
Notes: A Event and Team Trials
Sun Jun 01, 2008    Norristown State Hospital    W  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: 202 N from K of P (not taking DeKalb St), across Dannehower bridge into Norristown, continuing straight on Markley St for many blocks, about 1/2 mile past Main St, passing a Septa Station on left, then turning L on Harding, L on Sterigere to map.
Sat Jun 07, 2008    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fatlands    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: National Trails Day event
Directions: Pawlings Road:From PA Rt. 422 Exit at Oaks and head East on Egypt Road. Make a right onto Pawlings Rd. Watch for O'-signs. Betzwood Bridge: After the right onto Trooper Road, go left at Audubon Road. Follow O Signs.
Sun Jun 08, 2008    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fatlands    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter:
Notes: Registration is off site at the parking area at the west end of the Pawling's Road bridge over 422. Look for signs. All pets must be leashed at all times.
Directions: Pawlings Road:From PA Rt. 422 Exit at Oaks and head East on Egypt Road. Make a right onto Pawlings Rd. Watch for O'-signs. Betzwood Bridge: After the right onto Trooper Road, go left at Audubon Road. Follow O Signs.
Sun Jun 15, 2008    Hibernia County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Courses by Bob Meyer
Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.
Sat Jun 21, 2008    Myrick Center (BVA)    W  Y  Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter:
Notes: Picnic and VP relays
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.
Sun Jun 29, 2008    Hickory Run State Park    W  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sun Jul 13, 2008    Fair Hill - Big Elk Chapel    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213
Sun Jul 27, 2008    Mount Penn - Pagoda    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Fink  
Course Setter:
Notes: Courses by Ron Bortz
Directions: From the E or S: Business 422 into Reading and look for O signs. From the W or N: Skyline Drive south from Rt 12 and look for O signs
Sun Aug 17, 2008    Spackman Creek    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Petr Hartman  
Course Setter:
Directions: From I 80, take US 209 North about 12 miles and watch for signs.
Sat Aug 30, 2008    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Program at 10 AM
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
Sun Aug 31, 2008    Fair Hill Mason-Dixon    Rogaine  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Course Setter:
Notes: Long Score O. Pre-registration will be required. More details will be posted later.
Directions: West of Newark Delaware on 273, or East from the crossing of 272 and 273. Look for O Signs.
Sat Sep 13, 2008    Hickory Run State Park    Instruct  Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: A great weekend gathering for Orienteering instruction, and training followed by a regular club event.
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sat Sep 13, 2008    Hickory Run State Park    Night-O  Beginner  Int  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: National Orienteering Day Event
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sun Sep 14, 2008    Hickory Run State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: National Orienteering Day Event, Courses by Rob Wilkison. Pre-registration required - see event information page. Starts close at 12:00pm.
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sun Sep 21, 2008        Sprint-O  Beginner  Int  Adv 
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: two heat sprints
Fri Sep 26, 2008        Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Sat Sep 27, 2008        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Sun Sep 28, 2008        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Sun Oct 05, 2008    Camp Horseshoe    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: E-Punching to be used on all courses
Directions: From PA, follow US Rt. 1 South into MD. Turn right on Red Pump Rd. Follow for 3/4 mile and turn left on Ridge Road
Sat Oct 11, 2008    Governor Dick    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Program at 11 AM
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.
Sun Oct 12, 2008    Tyler State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
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Directions: From I-95 exit 49 take PA Rt. 332 west toward Newtown. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs. Parking and registration will be in the Boardwalk Picnic Area, inside the park.
Sat Oct 18, 2008    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Y  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sun Oct 19, 2008    Green Lane Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Aronson  610.814.0580
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Notes: DVOA Long O Champs
Directions: From Rt 422 take Rt 29 north. About 3.5 miles after the junction with Rt 73 look for a left turn onto Deep Creek Road and follow that and O signs to the park. From the North on Rt 29, look for O signs to the right as you approach the town of Green Lane..
Sat Oct 25, 2008    Washington Crossing State Park    W  Y  O  G  R  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: New Jersey Scout Champs. Scouts must pre-register. Regular courses (WYOGR and possibly Brown) for all open at 11AM.
Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left
Sun Oct 26, 2008    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Rycharski  
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Notes: Courses designed by Bob Burg. Scout event, open to the general membership and the public. NO dogs allowed. A $1 camp surcharge will be added to the normal DVOA fees. EPunch on O,Br,G,and R.
Directions: From N & W: NJ Turnpike Exit 8 to Rt 33 East for 5 mi. Rt 527Alt North/Iron Ore Rd. From E: Garden St Pkwy Exit 100A to Rt 33 W for 16 mi. to Rt 527Alt/Iron Ore Rd. Then North 1/4 mile on 527Alt to Quail Hill sign, turn right onto Le Valley Rd into camp.
Sat Nov 01, 2008    Illicks Mill    W  Y  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
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Directions: Exit Rt 22 at the Schoenersville/378 south exit. Use the Schoenersville ramp, and then turn left. Pass the Hospital on the right, left on Illicks Mill Rd, or from the south on 378 exit on 8th street North, Left on Schoenersville, Rt on Illicks Mill Road.
Sat Nov 01, 2008    Myrick Center (BVA)    W  Y  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Night O & Halloween Party
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.
Sat Nov 01, 2008        Special  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Sun Nov 02, 2008    French Creek State Park East    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Nov 09, 2008    Elk Neck State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tracy Acuff  
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Directions: The park is approximately 30 miles southwest of Wilmington, DE and 50 miles northeast of Baltimore, MD. Take Exit 100 off I-95, follow Rt. 272 for 11 miles south, through the town of North East and into the park.
Sun Nov 16, 2008    Fair Hill - Big Elk Chapel    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Mid Atlantic Champs: Courses by S. Fillebrown
Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213
Sun Nov 23, 2008    Brandywine Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Use directions for East side. Courses by Ron Wood
Directions: East side: turn west on Eden Road near the Wawa on US 202 about a mile south of 92 and follow O signs. West side park office: take 92 West off of US 202 to park entrance. Follow O signs
Sat Nov 29, 2008    Eagle Rock (HVO)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Guy Olsen  
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Notes: Dual event at HVO.
Directions: I-280 W (from Garden State Pkwy Exit 145) or E (from I-80 East Exit 47A) to Exit 8B for Prospect Ave / Rte 577 North. After 0.4-0.6 mi, turn R at 3rd traffic light onto Eagle Rock Ave. Go 0.4 mi and turn L into Eagle Rock Reservation. Follow O Signs.
Sat Nov 29, 2008    Eagle Rock (HVO)    W  Sprint-O  Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Guy Olsen  
Course Setter:
Notes: White + Sprint-O in Motala format with mass start
Directions: I-280 W (from Garden State Pkwy Exit 145) or E (from I-80 East Exit 47A) to Exit 8B for Prospect Ave / Rte 577 North. After 0.4-0.6 mi, turn R at 3rd traffic light onto Eagle Rock Ave. Go 0.4 mi and turn L into Eagle Rock Reservation. Follow O Signs.
Sun Dec 07, 2008    Batsto    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Directions: From US30 East (White Horse Pike) in Hammonton take SR-542 (Pleasant Mills Rd.) toward Batsto, follow SR-542 north-east for about 7mi and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Dec 14, 2008    Mount Penn - Antietam    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Ed Scott  
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Notes: Fire Tower start area. W & Y are on the Pagoda map.
Directions: From the E or S: Business 422 to Mt Penn, Right on Carsonia Ave, Left on Antietam Road, Left on Angora Road. From the W or N: Skyline Drive south from Rt 12, Bingaman to Angora, Right on Angora, and look for O signs
Sun Jan 18, 2009    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Dave Urban  
Course Setter: Sandy Fillebrown
Directions: From I-476N use exit 18A to Ridge Pike, go southeast. From I-476S exit at 18B and use the U turn at Allanwood. From I-76 use exit 338 Green Lane, follow N to left turn on Ridge Pike. Look for signs at corner of Ridge Pike and Port Royal Ave.
Sat Jan 24, 2009    Zion Lutheran Church    Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Instructional classes, pot-luck dinner, and annual business meeting.
Directions: Take Route 422 W to PA Rt23 West exit. Follow Rt23 west through Phoenixville to Rt724. From Rt23 & Rt724 jct, follow Rt724 west 1.1 miles to Zion Lutheran Church on left. From the Rdg-Pottstown area, take the 724 Exit off 422. Continue E on 724 through 3 lights and look for signs. Large white Church on the right.
Sun Jan 25, 2009    Willows & Skunk Hollow    Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: The Winter Fun Event will be a score-O. Starts will be between 10 AM and noon. I expect that the winner will have found all 25 controls in the hour time limit and that elapsed time will actually determine the winner. The woods are wide open (even the "green" is not very green); the creek low; and with cold temperatures I am anticipating very fast times. So come out and have some fun in the woods.
Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sat Feb 28, 2009    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
Sun Mar 08, 2009    Pakim Pond, Brendan Byrne State Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
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Directions: From Junction of NJ70 and NJ72 go SE on NJ72 and look for O signs
Sun Mar 15, 2009    White Clay Creek    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
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Directions: From PA Rt 1 take PA Rt 896 south toward Newark, DE and watch for O'-signs, or from I-95 take DE 896 North to park.
Sun Mar 22, 2009    Warwick County Park    W  Score-O  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sun Mar 22, 2009    Hickory Run State Park    W  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Rob Wilkison  
Course Setter: Rob Wilkison
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Fri Mar 27, 2009        Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Details on QOC website A Event Info
Sat Mar 28, 2009        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: See QOC website A Event Info
Sun Mar 29, 2009        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: See QOC web site A Event Info
Sat Apr 04, 2009    Hay Creek    W  O  Br  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Directions: North side (rustic picinic area): From Rt 422 go south on Rt 345. Continue straight on Furnace Street in Birdsboro to a dead end at the Birdsboro Rustic Picnic area. From the South take Rt 10 north from Morgantown to Plow Road and continue on Cocalico Road to Hay Creek Road turn right and follow signs to parking.
Sun Apr 05, 2009    Rocky Ridge County Park (SVO)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: From Lancaster follow Rt. 30 West to Rt. 24 North (Mt. Zion Rd.). Take Rt. 24 north to top of hill and make a right onto Deininger Rd. Watch for O'-signs.
Sat Apr 11, 2009    Rodney Scout Reservation    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Special  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tracy Acuff  
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Notes: US Deaf-O team Fundraiser includes an Easter Egg score O.
Directions: The camp is approximately 30 miles southwest of Wilmington, DE and 50 miles northeast of Baltimore, MD. Take Exit 100 off I-95, follow Rt. 272 for 10 miles south, through the town of North East and look for signs
Sat Apr 18, 2009    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Y  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
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Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sat Apr 18, 2009        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: US Interscholastic Champs USMAOC A event 2009
Sun Apr 19, 2009    Ridley Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
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Directions: From Newtown Square follow Rt.3 west approximately 2 miles to main park entrance on south side. Follow O'-signs.
Sun Apr 19, 2009    Iron Hill Park    W 
 
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Directions: From DE Rt.95 take DE Rt.896 South. Go to Old Baltimore Pike and take a Right. The go to Whittaker Road and take a Right. Follow the O'-signs
Sun Apr 19, 2009        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: US Interscholastic champs USMAOC A event 2009
Sun Apr 26, 2009    Fair Hill Mason-Dixon    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tom Overbaugh  
Course Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Notes: A String-O for the younger set (preschool and early elementary age) will be offered to introduce the basic concepts of orienteering. Easy and fun!
Directions: West of Newark Delaware on 273, or East from the crossing of 272 and 273. Look for O Signs.
Sat May 02, 2009    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Notes: Scout event MASOC 21 More information & Registration forms (pdf)
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 03, 2009    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Bob Gross  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat May 09, 2009    Rutgers Environmental Preserve    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Rycharski  
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Notes: Revised map: April 2009; Western half of map and major trails were checked by Bob Rycharski (OCAD by Fred Kruesi) due to NJ-18 highway being constructed in 2005.
Directions: From S on US 1, or exit 9 on the NJTPK , take NJ-18 N to Davidson Road/Metlar's Lane, right on Ave E look for O signs. From N on 287 take Centennial Ave to Hoes Lane, exit at Davidson/Avenue E campus exit, bear left Over Rt-18 and follow O signs.
Sun May 17, 2009    Stuckey Pond    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Huebner  
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Directions: From I 80, take US 209 North about 12 miles and watch for signs.
Sat May 23, 2009    Pine Grove Furnace State Park (SVO)    Rogaine  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: SVO event. Details to follows
Directions: From US30 go West from Gettysburg to Caledonia. Turn Right (North) on Rt.233 and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 24, 2009        Rogaine  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: SVO Rogaine
Sun May 31, 2009    Fort Washington    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Directions: From Exit 26 of the PA Turnpike follow PA Rt. 309 south to Rt. 73. Take a right onto Rt. 73 and follow it north and west and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Jun 06, 2009    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fatlands    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: National Trails Day. Starts from 9-1. check NPS website for more details about the day. NPS website
Directions: Pawlings Road:From PA Rt. 422 Exit at Oaks and head East on Egypt Road. Make a right onto Pawlings Rd. Watch for O'-signs. Betzwood Bridge: After the right onto Trooper Road, go left at Audubon Road. Follow O Signs.
Sat Jun 20, 2009    Camp Delmont - Musser Scout Reservation    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: Vadim Masalkov
Notes: First issue of new map. The sprint course will be fundraiser for the US Team.
Directions: From the Lansdale exit on the Northeast extension of the PA Turnpike, turn right onto Route 63 (West). Follow Route 63 through Mainland and Harleysville. As you near Sumneytown you will go down a large hill. Bear right just beyond the hill onto Geryville
Sun Jun 21, 2009    Green Lane Park    Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter: Vadim Masalkov
Notes: DVOA VP Relay with a mass start around 10:00-10:30AM followed by club picnic and summer meeting.
Directions: From Rt 422 take Rt 29 north. About 3.5 miles after the junction with Rt 73 look for a left turn onto Deep Creek Road and follow that and O signs to the park. From the North on Rt 29, look for O signs to the right as you approach the town of Green Lane..
Sun Jul 12, 2009    French Creek State Park East    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ron Bortz  610-334-3523
Course Setter: Ron Bortz
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Jul 26, 2009    Hickory Run Sand Spring    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Fink  
Course Setter: Sandy Fillebrown
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sun Aug 02, 2009    Mount Penn - Pagoda    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Directions: From the E or S: Business 422 into Reading and look for O signs. From the W or N: Skyline Drive south from Rt 12 and look for O signs
Sun Aug 30, 2009    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fatlands    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
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Notes: Registration is in the Park & Ride on Pawling Road near the 422 overpass.
Directions: Pawlings Road:From PA Rt. 422 Exit at Oaks and head East on Egypt Road. Make a right onto Pawlings Rd. Watch for O'-signs. Betzwood Bridge: After the right onto Trooper Road, go left at Audubon Road. Follow O Signs.
Sat Sep 05, 2009    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education    W  Y  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Course Setter: Sandy Fillebrown
Directions: From I-476N use exit 18A to Ridge Pike, go southeast. From I-476S exit at 18B and use the U turn at Allanwood. From I-76 use exit 338 Green Lane, follow N to left turn on Ridge Pike. Look for signs at corner of Ridge Pike and Port Royal Ave.
Sat Sep 12, 2009    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Beginner  Int  Adv  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Annual DVOA training weekend
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sat Sep 12, 2009    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Night-O  Beginner  Int  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Clem McGrath
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sun Sep 13, 2009    Hickory Run Sand Spring    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter:
Notes: Pre-register to insure there is a map for you. Start closes at noon.
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sat Sep 19, 2009    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
Sun Sep 20, 2009    Daniel Boone Homestead    W  Sprint-O  Int  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Gross  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Notes: advanced course is a two heat sprint
Directions: From PA Rt. 422, 8 miles west of Pottstown, go north at Baumstown on Daniel Boone Road. Follow O'-signs from Rt. 422.
Sat Sep 26, 2009        W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: Intro 11AM, starts after noon
Sun Sep 27, 2009    Brandywine Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter:
Directions: East side: turn west on Eden Road near the Wawa on US 202 about a mile south of 92 and follow O signs. West side park office: take 92 West off of US 202 to park entrance. Follow O signs
Sun Oct 04, 2009    French Creek State Park East    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ed Scott  
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Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Oct 11, 2009    Warwick County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tom Overbaugh  
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Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sat Oct 17, 2009    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Y  Score-O Volunteer to help at this event
 
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Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sun Oct 18, 2009    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Bob Rycharski  
Course Setter:
Notes: Open to Scouts and DVOA members. No dogs are allowed in the scout camp.
Directions: From N & W: NJ Turnpike Exit 8 to Rt 33 East for 5 mi. Rt 527Alt North/Iron Ore Rd. From E: Garden St Pkwy Exit 100A to Rt 33 W for 16 mi. to Rt 527Alt/Iron Ore Rd. Then North 1/4 mile on 527Alt to Quail Hill sign, turn right onto Le Valley Rd into camp.
Sun Oct 25, 2009    Hibernia County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
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Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.
Sat Oct 31, 2009    Washington Crossing State Park    W  Y  O  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: New Jersey Scout Event. There will be regular courses available, but please note that start times for the general public will be 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left
Sun Nov 01, 2009    Myrick Center (BVA)    Score-O  Beginner  Int  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
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Notes: An Easy Score and a Stumble format, 1 hour time limit.
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.
Sun Nov 08, 2009    Camp Delmont - Musser Scout Reservation    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: Vadim Masalkov
Directions: From the Lansdale exit on the Northeast extension of the PA Turnpike, turn right onto Route 63 (West). Follow Route 63 through Mainland and Harleysville. As you near Sumneytown you will go down a large hill. Bear right just beyond the hill onto Geryville
Sun Nov 15, 2009    Oregon Ridge (QOC)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Annual Mid Atlantic Champs with QOC, SVO, WPOC & DVOA. Starts 10-1 with relay at 2. Warm shelter available between runs.
Directions: From I95 south to the Baltimore beltway (exit 64B), take I695 west (counterclockwise) to I83 north (exit 24). 6 3/4 miles north (at exit 20B), take Shawan Road west about 3/4 mile to Oregon Ridge Park and follow signs to parking. From the more western parts of our area, take I83 south to exit 20B. Go west on Shawan Road and look for the park entrance on the left.
Sun Nov 15, 2009    Rutgers Environmental Preserve    W  Y  O  G  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Bob Rycharski  
Course Setter:
Notes: Beginner event primarily for local scout troops with an advanced course or two for leaders and helpers. Meeting spot has been tentatively set for parking lot 101, off Avenue E on the RU Livingston Campus.
Directions: From S on US 1, or exit 9 on the NJTPK , take NJ-18 N to Davidson Road/Metlar's Lane, right on Ave E look for O signs. From N on 287 take Centennial Ave to Hoes Lane, exit at Davidson/Avenue E campus exit, bear left Over Rt-18 and follow O signs.
Sun Nov 22, 2009    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: HVO Dual Event. NO DOGS allowed on the property.
Directions: From N & W: NJ Turnpike Exit 8 to Rt 33 East for 5 mi. Rt 527Alt North/Iron Ore Rd. From E: Garden St Pkwy Exit 100A to Rt 33 W for 16 mi. to Rt 527Alt/Iron Ore Rd. Then North 1/4 mile on 527Alt to Quail Hill sign, turn right onto Le Valley Rd into camp.
Sun Nov 29, 2009      
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Sun Dec 06, 2009    Camp Horseshoe    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: From PA, follow US Rt. 1 South into MD. Turn right on Red Pump Rd. Follow for 3/4 mile and turn left on Ridge Road
Sat Dec 12, 2009    Fair Hill (1:15,000)    Special  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tom Overbaugh  
Course Setter:
Notes: O'Marathon Event Information Page
Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213
Sat Jan 23, 2010    Zion Lutheran Church    This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Winter meeting
Directions: Take Route 422 W to PA Rt23 West exit. Follow Rt23 west through Phoenixville to Rt724. From Rt23 & Rt724 jct, follow Rt724 west 1.1 miles to Zion Lutheran Church on left. From the Rdg-Pottstown area, take the 724 Exit off 422. Continue E on 724 through 3 lights and look for signs. Large white Church on the right.
Sun Jan 24, 2010    Warwick County Park    Special  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter: Vadim Masalkov
Notes: Presidents Cup
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sun Feb 28, 2010    Batsto  
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Event canceled! We're having permission issues here for the date selected.
Directions: From US30 East (White Horse Pike) in Hammonton take SR-542 (Pleasant Mills Rd.) toward Batsto, follow SR-542 north-east for about 7mi and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Mar 06, 2010    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
Sun Mar 21, 2010    Warwick County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sat Mar 27, 2010    Hay Creek    W  Y  O  Br  G  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Notes: Hay Creek Watershed Association members can participate at DVOA Membership rates.
Directions: North side (rustic picinic area): From Rt 422 go south on Rt 345. Continue straight on Furnace Street in Birdsboro to a dead end at the Birdsboro Rustic Picnic area. From the South take Rt 10 north from Morgantown to Plow Road and continue on Cocalico Road to Hay Creek Road turn right and follow signs to parking.
Sun Mar 28, 2010    Evansburg    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Dave Urban  
Course Setter: Robert Meyer
Directions: From Rt. 422 take Rt. 29, North to Collegeville, East on Germantown Pike and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Apr 03, 2010    Colliers Mills Wildlife Mgmt Area    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Richard Slater  
Course Setter: Richard Slater
Directions: East of New Egypt on route 528 (New Egypt Township, West of the Town of Lakehurst), look for signs
Sat Apr 10, 2010    Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation    W  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Cornish  
Course Setter: Mark Cornish
Notes: Two sprint heats with a break between.
Directions: Go to the event page for directions
Sat Apr 10, 2010    Illicks Mill    W  Y  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Directions: Exit Rt 22 at the Schoenersville/378 south exit. Use the Schoenersville ramp, and then turn left. Pass the Hospital on the right, left on Illicks Mill Rd, or from the south on 378 exit on 8th street North, Left on Schoenersville, Rt on Illicks Mill Road.
Sun Apr 11, 2010    French Creek State Park East    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Fink  
Course Setter: Ron Bortz
Notes: These are reruns of the Ron Bortz courses of last summer. Try them again without the leaves and after the briars have been crushed down by the record winter snows.
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Apr 17, 2010    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Y  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Tim Walsh  610-446-3255
Course Setter: Tim Walsh
Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sun Apr 18, 2010    Stuckey Pond    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter: Petr Hartman
Directions: From I 80, take US 209 North about 12 miles and watch for signs.
Sat Apr 24, 2010    Governor Dick    W  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Educational O program and beginner course at 11AM.
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.
Sun Apr 25, 2010      
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Event canceled! We're having permission issues here for the date selected. Attempting to reschedule the event before chigger season.
Sun Apr 25, 2010    Governor Dick    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mark Frank
Notes: New Map
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.
Sat May 01, 2010    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Notes: MASOC 22: Pre-registered scouts only More data
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 02, 2010    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 09, 2010    Nolde Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Gross  
Course Setter: Chris Gross Co-Setter: Bob Gross
Directions: South of Reading PA on route 625. Take Rt 724 West from I 176, or East from 222 and turn south on 625. The park is about 2 miles South of that intersection.
Sat May 15, 2010    Lehigh University  
 
Event Director: John Campbell  
Course Setter: John Campbell
Notes: This event can not be held due to a conflicting event on the Lehigh Campus. We hope to use the area sometime in the future.
Directions: From I78 take Rt412 north toward Bethlehem and look for O signs, From Rt 22 take 378 South through Bethlehem and look for O signs.
Sat May 15, 2010        R  Bl  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter:
Notes: Sprint and Middle Distance Team Trials F21 Red and M21 Blue course only Event page
Sun May 16, 2010    Star Village    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Co-Director: Steve Aronson  610.814.0580
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Directions: Use the Bethlehem Rte 412 exit from I78. Take Silvex road (between the Wendy's and the Turkey Hill) to College Ave. Bear left onto College and go to the end. Turn right on South Mountain Drive. Bear left at the next two triangles, South Mountain Park will be on the left.
Sun May 16, 2010        R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter:
Notes: Team Trials Long Courses M21 Blue and F21 Red only
Sun May 23, 2010    Elk Neck State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: John Campbell
Notes: Event Canceled
Directions: The park is approximately 30 miles southwest of Wilmington, DE and 50 miles northeast of Baltimore, MD. Take Exit 100 off I-95, follow Rt. 272 for 11 miles south, through the town of North East and into the park.
Sun May 30, 2010    Fair Hill Mason-Dixon  
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Moved to the fall due to access problems
Directions: West of Newark Delaware on 273, or East from the crossing of 272 and 273. Look for O Signs.
Sat Jun 05, 2010    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fatlands    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Angelica Riley
Notes: beginners program and white course
Directions: Pawlings Road:From PA Rt. 422 Exit at Oaks and head East on Egypt Road. Make a right onto Pawlings Rd. Watch for O'-signs. Betzwood Bridge: After the right onto Trooper Road, go left at Audubon Road. Follow O Signs.
Sun Jun 06, 2010    Myrick Center (BVA)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.
Sun Jun 13, 2010    Hibernia County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Dawn Singley  
Course Setter: Scott Thatcher
Notes: JR Team fundraiser
Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.
Sun Jun 20, 2010    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education    W  Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Ahlswede  
Course Setter:
Notes: VP Relays, Summer Picnic & Meeting
Directions: From I-476N use exit 18A to Ridge Pike, go southeast. From I-476S exit at 18B and use the U turn at Allanwood. From I-76 use exit 338 Green Lane, follow N to left turn on Ridge Pike. Look for signs at corner of Ridge Pike and Port Royal Ave.
Sun Jun 27, 2010    Nockamixon State Park    Score-O  Canoe-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Notes: Surf 'N Turf: Split teams with a land map and a water map, 60 minute Score format total of both courses, or do either part as a single participant. Normal 10-1 start window. Canoe/Kayak rental data
Directions: On Rt313 between Doylestown and Quakertown, go north on 563, look for signs to the right.
Sun Jul 11, 2010    French Creek State Park East    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Roger Hartley  
Course Setter: Dale Parson
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Jul 25, 2010    Green Lane Nature Center    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter:
Notes: Advanced courses will also use the Green Lane Map.
Directions: West of Rt 29 between Green Lane and Red Hill. Look for O signs at the intersection by Marlboro Elementary School.
Sun Aug 08, 2010    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education    W  Y  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Kathleen Geist  
Course Setter: Kathleen Geist
Notes: All courses are "Trail Only". The "Yellow" is really a long white.
Directions: From I-476N use exit 18A to Ridge Pike, go southeast. From I-476S exit at 18B and use the U turn at Allanwood. From I-76 use exit 338 Green Lane, follow N to left turn on Ridge Pike. Look for signs at corner of Ridge Pike and Port Royal Ave.
Sun Aug 15, 2010    Green Lane Nature Center    Beginner  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Co-Director: Steve Aronson  610.814.0580
Course Setter: Sharon Siegler Co-Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: Join Sharon and Steve as they introduce you to orienteering. Expect to spend 1 1/2 hours of your time between introduction and your doing a course. Please call 215.234.8497 or 484.674.3748 for registering you and or your group. All are welcome!!
Directions: West of Rt 29 between Green Lane and Red Hill. Look for O signs at the intersection by Marlboro Elementary School.
Sun Aug 22, 2010    French Creek State Park North    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Fred Reed  
Course Setter: Fred Reed
Notes: Last chance to run on FCN until it is remapped
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sat Sep 11, 2010    Hickory Run State Park    Beginner  Int  Adv  Instruct  Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Fred Kruesi  
Course Setter:
Notes: Hickory Run Training Weekend
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sat Sep 11, 2010    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Night-O  Beginner  Int  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: Clem McGrath
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sun Sep 12, 2010    Hickory Run Sand Spring    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: Rob Wilkison
Notes: Start times from 10:00am until 12:00 noon.
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sun Sep 19, 2010    Ridley Creek State Park    W  Y  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: John De Wolf  
Course Setter: John De Wolf
Notes: DVOA National Orienteering Day event
Directions: From Newtown Square follow Rt.3 west approximately 2 miles to main park entrance on south side. Follow O'-signs.
Sat Sep 25, 2010    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Mt. Joy    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Angelica Riley
Notes: Beginners program and 3.3km White course. Event is part of the National Public Lands Day. More Information
Directions: From King of Prussia - Rt. 202 take 422 West and exit at the Valley Forge/Rt. 23 West exit and watch for O'-signs
Sun Sep 26, 2010    Rutgers Environmental Preserve    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Rycharski  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Notes: Regular DVOA event with beginner & advanced courses- All Welcome! � Meeting spot has been tentatively set for parking lot 101, off Avenue E on the RU Livingston Campus in Piscataway, NJ. Map � field checked in 2009 (gross error removal and finding lots of advanced pits, depressions and misc ojects...)
Directions: From S on US 1, or exit 9 on the NJTPK , take NJ-18 N to Davidson Road/Metlar's Lane, right on Ave E look for O signs. From N on 287 take Centennial Ave to Hoes Lane, exit at Davidson/Avenue E campus exit, bear left Over Rt-18 and follow O signs.
Sun Oct 03, 2010    French Creek State Park West    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Gross  
Course Setter: Bob Gross
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs, or from Rt422 take 82 into Birdsboro and follow 345 to park.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.48km 110.0m 11

Sat Oct 09, 2010    Illicks Mill    W  Y  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter: Sharon Siegler
Directions: Exit Rt 22 at the Schoenersville/378 south exit. Use the Schoenersville ramp, and then turn left. Pass the Hospital on the right, left on Illicks Mill Rd, or from the south on 378 exit on 8th street North, Left on Schoenersville, Rt on Illicks Mill Road.
Sun Oct 10, 2010    Tyler State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Doug Sevon  
Course Setter: Karl Ahlswede
Notes: Student parking Lot A at the Bucks County Community College will be used for parking and registration.
Directions: From I-95 exit 49 take PA Rt. 332 west toward Newtown. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs. Parking and registration will be in the Boardwalk Picnic Area, inside the park.

ED/CS Notes:

The courses that will be used for the October 10th event were originally going to be run in March but flooding caused that event to be cancelled.  Tyler State Park orienteering is very fast and navigation is relatively easy.  If you have ever wanted to move up in category this is the park to do it in.

Registration, start, and finish are all located on the Bucks County Community College campus. Use Student Parking Lot A, which is located off Swamp Road on the North end of campus. As usual, follow our orange and white direction signs.

All of the courses will cross park roads so caution should be exercised at all time.  All courses will also cross the campus of Bucks County Community College.  Please be courteous to the property.

Below are specific notes for the individual courses:

White: at the start follow the streamers to the first control.  The mapped path has been obscured recently.

Brown: most of the course is on the BCCC campus.  Your maps are printed on 1:5000 scale to make it more readable.  It will not have a legend printed on it.

Green and Red: there will be a box of 4 controls that can be taken in any order (a very mini Score-O).  All of them must be punched for your course to be complete.

Sprint-is on the short side and very easy navigation in an "urban" environment.  I encourage anyone that is curious to give it a try.  The map is printed on 1:5000 scale with descriptive text on the clue sheets.

See you in the woods.
Karl

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.75km 30.0m 12
White-X 2.48km 30.0m 8
White-Y 4.50km 65.0m 10
Yellow 2.90km 30.0m 13
Yellow-X 5.30km 75.0m 12
Yellow-Y 6.80km 95.0m 15
Orange-X 1.90km 20.0m 10

Sat Oct 16, 2010    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Y  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Tim Walsh  610-446-3255
Course Setter: Tim Walsh
Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sun Oct 17, 2010    Mount Penn - Pagoda    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Notes: New courses... Not a re-run
Directions: From the E or S: Business 422 into Reading and look for O signs. From the W or N: Skyline Drive south from Rt 12 and look for O signs
Sun Oct 24, 2010    Fair Hill Mason-Dixon    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tracy Acuff  
Course Setter: Billy Allaband
Directions: West of Newark Delaware on 273, or East from the crossing of 272 and 273. Look for O Signs.
Sat Oct 30, 2010    Washington Crossing State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Jerry Smith  
Course Setter: Richard Slater
Notes: NJ Scout event plus courses open for the public.
Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left
Sat Oct 30, 2010    Myrick    Score-O  Night-O  Beginner  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Jack Williams
Course Setter: Jack Williams
Notes: Registration opens at 6:30 PM with a mass start at 7:00. Start will remain open until 7:30 to accommodate any latecomers. Warm snacks will be available. Donations please.
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.
Sun Oct 31, 2010    Hammonds Rock    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Sprint-O  Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Brad Whitmore
Course Setter: Mihai Veres
Notes: Mid-Atlantics SVO, QOC & DVOA
Directions: Rt 233 Pine Grove Furnace State Park. South of Carlisle, North of Gettysburg.
Sat Nov 06, 2010    Hickory Run Sand Spring    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Nancy Sharp  
Course Setter: Clem McGrath
Notes: Hickory Run Rocks A-Event. Hickory Run Rocks event information
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sun Nov 07, 2010    Hickory Run Sand Spring    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Nancy Sharp  
Course Setter: Sandy Fillebrown
Notes: Hickory Run Rocks A Event Hickory Run Rocks event information
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sat Nov 13, 2010    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Rycharski  
Course Setter: Doug Sevon
Notes: Regular DVOA event. All are welcome. There should also be a number of Scouts attending. No dogs are allowed on the property
Directions: From N & W: NJ Turnpike Exit 8 to Rt 33 East for 5 mi. Rt 527Alt North/Iron Ore Rd. From E: Garden St Pkwy Exit 100A to Rt 33 W for 16 mi. to Rt 527Alt/Iron Ore Rd. Then North 1/4 mile on 527Alt to Quail Hill sign, turn right onto Le Valley Rd into camp.

ED/CS Notes:

Preregistration is required for Scout units and large groups.  DVOA and other orienteering club members do not need to preregister. For this event, there is an extra $1.00 per person fee that is required by the camp.

Control pick-up will start at 3 PM so please plan accordingly.

Below are some specific notes for some of the courses:

Yellow-X:  Shorter version of a "normal" Yellow course for younger Scouts.

Yellow-Y:  Normal Yellow course

Green:  The B-B and archery ranges will have intermittent use during the day.  The ranges plus some distance behind the ranges are marked as out-of-bounds.

Red:  Runners on this course will first do the Brown course followed by a map exchange to do the Green course. You'll be off the clock for up to 2 minutes to get a drink of water and move from the finish area to the start area.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.40km 40.0m 10
Yellow-X 2.30km 50.0m 9
Yellow-Y 3.10km 75.0m 11
Orange 3.60km 95.0m 10
Brown 3.70km 95.0m 9
Green 4.30km 125.0m 10
Red 8.00km 220.0m 21

Sun Nov 14, 2010    Fair Hill - Big Elk Chapel    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tom Overbaugh  
Course Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213

ED/CS Notes:

Can't get enough of Fair Hill? Come out for another event on the Big Elk Chapel map Sunday November 14th!  The leaves will be down, the woods will be open, and climb will be moderate.  Due to the fast conditions, the advanced courses are a little longer than normal.

Registration, Start, and Finish will all be in close proximity to the parking area at the intersection of Gallaher Rd. and Big Elk Chapel Rd.   There will be a three hour time limit for all courses and control pick-up will begin at 3:00 pm due to the limited daylight.

Helpers are still needed for the event.  Sign up using the volunteer link on the schedule page (or click here) if you can spare some time.

For those traveling down I-95 from the north, you may want to stop by Rockwood Park on your way home.  DVOA will be holding an introductory event there Sunday afternoon on a new map.  You can run the short beginners course as a sprint (with old school pin punching).  The park is located in north Wilmington just minutes off I-95.  See the schedule page for registration times and directions.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.80km 85.0m 11
Yellow 3.80km 110.0m 11
Orange 5.10km 100.0m 11
Brown 4.60km 115.0m 10
Green 6.40km 125.0m 11
Red 8.50km 190.0m 17
Blue 11.30km 320.0m 20

Sun Nov 14, 2010    Rockwood Park    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Joanna Zaremba  
Course Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Notes: Note that registration is from 2:15 - 3 PM. Gives everyone time to stop by and use the white as a sprint after Fair HIll.
Directions: Exit I 95 at Marsh Road. Go South on Marsh Road, then make a right on Washington. Park entrance is on the right after crossing Shipley Road.
Sun Nov 21, 2010    Lewis Morris Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Guy Olsen
Course Setter: Kris Beecroft
Notes: Dual event at HVO at Lewis Morris. HVO Info
Directions: I-287 to Morristown Exit 35 for South Street. Turn Left onto South St North. Go about 1.5 mi to the Morristown Green. Exit Right onto Washington Rd/510 West towards Chester. Go about 3 mi and turn Left into the park. Follow O-signs. Google map

ED/CS Notes:

Head on up to Lewis Morris park in New Jersey on Sunday November 21 for the annual challenge with Hudson Valley Orienteering (HVO).

Map: 1:10,000 scale / 5 meter contours.

Partial legend - special (non-IOF) symbols only. Full legend sheets available on request.

Course Setter's Notes:
The woods at Lewis Morris Park are quite open now, and I had a great time planning the courses and checking out the control sites. There are patches of green, but I’ve kept the logical route choices away from those. The more advanced courses will stray just a bit into Jockey Hollow, where the barberry is more plentiful. Unfortunately, the mapping of the green needs a serious updating, so you’ll have to be watchful for the patches of stickers. None of the obvious route choices will take you through bad areas; there will always be a way through or slightly around it.

Another aspect of Lewis Morris is the ever-changing state of the mountain biking trails. I have updated some of the more obvious changes, both in location and appearance. If there is a trail on the map, then there is something noticeable on the ground. Some trails might be more intermittent, however, than how they are mapped. And, because of the aforementioned mountain bikers, if you opt to run on a trail, please be aware of the bikers and share the trail.

Event Director's Notes
Registration, finish, download and refreshments will all be at the Sunrise Lake picnic area, situated in the northwest part of Lewis Morris Park. It is a 150 meter walk from the south end of the parking lot. The start will be a flat, 180 meter walk from registration. Warm, stocked, modern bathrooms are located in the beach pavilion building, which is 280 meters from registration, and 100 meters from the start.

Registration cards are color-coded by course. To minimize queuing, please fill out your cards before approaching the registration table. Please complete the shaded areas of the top and middle sections of the card. In order to be included in Dual Event scoring, be sure to enter "HVO" or "DVOA" as your club in both sections.

Hoping, again, to avoid long lines, we have worked out a process which eliminates the need to visit the e-punch computer before starting. For this to work, please write your e-card number -- or "rental" if you need to rent one -- in the punch grid of the middle section of your registration card. Then, add your year-of-birth if you are participating as an individual, or the number of people in your group. If you are renting an e-card, please also print your name on the bottom section; rental e-cards will be provided at registration.

Check the HVO information page for more information.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.49km 80.0m 8
Yellow 2.63km 85.0m 7
Orange 3.39km 130.0m 8
Brown 3.81km 155.0m 8
Green 5.28km 225.0m 11
Red 7.00km 240.0m 13

Sun Nov 28, 2010      
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Event cancelled
Sun Nov 28, 2010    Rocky Ridge County Park (SVO)    W  Y  O  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Julie Keim  
Course Setter:
Notes: No DVOA event this weekend so head out to York PA!!!! Courses by Eddie Bergeron
Directions: From Lancaster follow Rt. 30 West to Rt. 24 North (Mt. Zion Rd.). Take Rt. 24 north to top of hill and make a right onto Deininger Rd. Watch for O'-signs.
Sun Dec 05, 2010    Ridley Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tim Walsh  610-446-3255
Course Setter: Hugh MacMullan IV
Notes: There will be Long Orange course for Adventure Racers.
Directions: From Newtown Square follow Rt.3 west approximately 2 miles to main park entrance on south side. Follow O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

How better to end the 2010 orienteering season than to be at Ridley State Park in Broomall.  The vegetation (and hopefully the briars) is down.  We have a full set of courses that include a Blue course and a long Orange.  The start will be at shelter #17.  The restrooms there are even open!  Now if the weather cooperates we'll have one of the best local events ever.

DVOA will offer a long Orange course for the Adventure Racers at Ridley Creek on Sunday December 5th.  The course will be approximately 8km in length, and provide super-fit people without elite orienteering skills an opportunity to exhaust themselves.  In order to know approximately how many maps to print, the course setter, Hugh MacMullan would appreciate an e-mail heads-up if you plan to compete on the long Orange course.

Course Setter Notes:

The Ridley Creek courses have been designed to avoid the worst of Ridley's briars, and to prevent outdated areas of the map from impacting competition results.  Rootstocks are particularly unreliable, as old, mapped rootstocks have degraded, and there are many new unmapped rootstocks.  A few overgrown trails have been marked with pink streamers, where they are of navigational importance.

The most important note relates to the Creek itself: all advanced courses, BROWN through BLUE will take competitors THROUGH the Creek, twice, at fordable crossings – even though the map itself characterizes the Creek as "uncrossable."  In other words, elite runners will get wet feet – ankle to mid-calf.  The decision to do this stems from the desire to effectively utilize the East side of Ridley Creek, enabling DVOA to orienteer in Ridley’s best areas.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.20km 65.0m 9
Yellow 3.50km 110.0m 10
Orange-X 4.80km 165.0m 9
Orange-Y 7.90km 290.0m 16
Brown 3.80km 210.0m 10
Green 5.10km 240.0m 15
Red 6.20km 265.0m 17
Blue 8.10km 335.0m 23

Sat Jan 22, 2011    Zion Lutheran Church    This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Winter Meeting. Details to follow
Directions: Take Route 422 W to PA Rt23 West exit. Follow Rt23 west through Phoenixville to Rt724. From Rt23 & Rt724 jct, follow Rt724 west 1.1 miles to Zion Lutheran Church on left. From the Rdg-Pottstown area, take the 724 Exit off 422. Continue E on 724 through 3 lights and look for signs. Large white Church on the right.

ED/CS Notes:

Events & Schedule

E-punch Workshop, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

The e-punch program will be led by Sandy Fillebrown

  • How to program control boxes
  • How to synchronize control boxes with the Time-Master unit
  • How to set up an event
  • How to do registration
  • How to use the archive
  • How to make changes to existing entries
  • How to download

Please contact Sandy Fillebrown if you plan to attend this workshop.

Search & Rescue, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Tim Walsh will present Search & Rescue Techniques/Guidelines. Tim has been certified by FEMA in 2010.

O Travels, 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Stories of O travels presented by a few of our members

Potluck Dinner, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Bring a potluck dish to share. Bring your own plate & utensils.

Annual Business Meeting, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

  • Events
  • Awards
  • New Board Member Election
  • Cleanup to follow

Club Library

The Club Library will be available along with Caroline Ringo's scrapbooks of DVOA through the years.

Silent Auction

There will be a silent auction for the benefit of the Juniors. Please bring an item or two for the auction. You may want to bring some cash so you can purchase an item.

Directions

See event information page

  • From King of Prussia take Route 23 west through Phoenixville, PA
  • Continue straight ahead on Rt 724 at the intersection with Rt 23
  • Continue on Rt 724 for 1.7miles
  • Zion Lutheran Church will be on the right at the top of the hill
Sun Jan 23, 2011    Fort Washington    W  Y  O  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter: Vadim Masalkov
Notes: Parking in lot #3.
Directions: From Exit 26 of the PA Turnpike follow PA Rt. 309 south to Rt. 73. Take a right onto Rt. 73 and follow it north and west and watch for O'-signs.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.70km 55.0m 13
Yellow 3.70km 85.0m 15
Orange 4.50km 130.0m 18
SprintO-1 1.90km 55.0m 9
SprintO-2 1.20km 45.0m 9
SprintO-3 1.90km 45.0m 12

Sun Feb 13, 2011    Daniel Boone Homestead    This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Ron Bortz  610-334-3523
Course Setter: Ron Bortz
Notes: cancelled/postponed due to ice. See eboard for details
Directions: From PA Rt. 422, 8 miles west of Pottstown, go north at Baumstown on Daniel Boone Road. Follow O'-signs from Rt. 422.
Sat Mar 05, 2011    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginner program followed by a white course
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
Sun Mar 06, 2011    Fair Hill Little Egypt    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Fred Hartline  
Course Setter: Bev Hartline
Notes: Appleton Road parking
Directions: West of Newark Delaware on 273 then N on Appleton Road, or go south from PA 896 at Kemblesville on Appleton Road and look for Orienteering signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Early Spring conditions are in the forecast for the March 6th event at Fair Hill on the Little Egypt map!  The snow should be virtually if not completely gone, but expect wet areas near creeks and here-and-there along paths. This is a great opportunity to get out of the house and into Fair Hill's rolling fields and woods before leaf-out obscures the terrain. Courses range from easy hiking for kids and adults out to enjoy a walk, to interesting navigational puzzles just right for intermediate orienteers, and advanced courses that challenge the elite (and not quite elite) to pick the best combination of field and woods running, while anticipating and avoiding bogs and tangles. Join the fun, and maybe even bring a friend!

Course-Setter's Notes. Fair Hill: Little Egypt March 6, 2011.

The snow was almost completely gone at Little Egypt on Feb. 26, but there was wet ground here and there, especially near the creeks. Who knows what we'll have on Mar. 6th but we're hoping that the snow will all be gone, and the ground even drier.

All courses cross the river at least twice.  On the southern half of the map, there are few, if any, spots where one can cross without getting wet feet. Fortunately, there is a bridge, but not the one shown on the map. We have used red x's to cross out the old (broken and closed) bridge, and drawn in the new bridge, which is about 100 m to its north.  Beginner through orange courses are designed to force crossing at the new bridge. Advanced courses are designed to encourage or at least not disadvantage those crossing at the new bridge.

As most of you know, many areas of Little Egypt that are mapped as clear forest have significant brambly undergrowth. We tried to avoid the worst areas, but runners on orange through advanced courses will inevitably experience some tangles.

ADVANCED RUNNERS NOTE -- Because there is little advanced terrain on this map to challenge advanced runners, in a few places we have flagged similar features within 100 meters of each other.  The controls are sufficiently distinctive on the map (location, relationships) that there should be no confusion.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.70km 55.0m 14
Yellow 3.50km 75.0m 13
Orange 4.70km 90.0m 11
Brown 4.50km 90.0m 9
Green 5.70km 100.0m 12
Red 7.70km 130.0m 15

Sun Mar 13, 2011    Colliers Mills Wildlife Mgmt Area    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Directions: East of New Egypt on route 528 (New Egypt Township, West of the Town of Lakehurst), look for signs

ED/CS Notes:

We've already submitted our bid for Spring-type weather on the 13th.  Smile So break out of your cabin fever – on the first day of Daylight Savings no less! Don't forget to move your clocks AHEAD one hour on Sunday, March 13th @ 2:00AM.

Note that we welcome Scout, JROTC, and other groups. We'll provide whatever coaching you wish before going out on courses.  Please contact Bob Burg with your group #'s so that we can be sure to print extra maps. 

Event Notes

We invite everyone to Colliers Mills– one of the most unique maps in DVOA captivity – this March 13th. You will be pleased with what we have planned for you.  There's something for everyone, from elite runners eager to stretch out their legs to first-time recreational hiking families and everyone in between – using all the creative course design that e-punching inspires.

The core area of Colliers Mills, which all courses will use extensively, is a picturesque quiltwork of open fields and the whitest woods you can find in the tri-state area, interspersed with clumps of blueberry-filled woods, all displaying the subtle topography that South Jersey is so famous for (providing none of that pesky climb or stony ground).  It all makes for fast courses (running or walking) where it's easy to outrun your map-reading. 

The terrain provides super beginner and intermediate courses, as well as advanced courses that reward intricate precision navigation.  We expect that the top finishing times will be tightly contested on all courses, with final legs routing you along the lake through white woods into a spectator-friendly Finish chute that will rival A events.

Note: We invite attendees to stick around after your courses to root in your friends and socialize afterwards.
We've chosen a beautiful spot along the lake for Registration and Finish, with Start only a short walk away.

White – 2.58k – 15m – 12 controls
Lots of short legs in open terrain with very visible control flags using a wide variety of features which offer beginners uncommon route choices.

Yellow – 3.84k – 18m – 11 controls
We're offering Yellow participants lots of route options in very safe open areas that invite the more adventurous to practice their cross terrain skills, including a few long legs that challenge you to “stay on the map” through simple, though detailed, areas.

Orange – 4.70k – 18m – 10 controls
A combination of advanced legs with clear attack points and/or catching features with lots of invitation to run through more open terrain.  Test your route choice and navigation skills in complex open areas.

Brown – 4.03k – 32m – 9 controls
Green – 5.93k – 50m – 11 controls
Red – 8.57k – 85m – 17 controls
Blue – 11.52k – 92m – 20 controls

A great mix of short and long legs, careful open-woods navigation with short legs in the more classic O-areas.  Courses are designed to have you visiting some of the prettiest terrain while striving for a minimum of field and trail choices except for the long legs that will let you stretch out your stride to your heart's content. 
A combination that invites great times.

Only the second full event on our schedule after a cold and snowy winter.  So take the car ride March 13th to the wilds of New Jersey.  Smile

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.58km 15.0m 12
Yellow 3.84km 18.0m 11
Orange 4.70km 18.0m 10
Brown 4.03km 32.0m 9
Green 5.93km 50.0m 11
Red 8.57km 85.0m 17
Blue 11.52km 92.0m 20

Sun Mar 20, 2011    Mount Penn - Antietam    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Ron Bortz
Notes: Antietam Lake parking. Please carpool if you can.
Directions: From the E or S: Business 422 to Mt Penn, Right on Carsonia Ave, Left on Antietam Road, Left on Angora Road. From the W or N: Skyline Drive south from Rt 12, Bingaman to Angora, Right on Angora, and look for O signs

ED/CS Notes:

Mt. Penn Anitetam, March 20, 2011

Event Director's Notes

  (Wyatt & Angelica Riley)

Parking

is somewhat limited in the main lot – please park nose in on each side of the parking lot so we can fit as many cars in as possible with this lot that is less than 100m from Registration. There are two overflow parking areas, with a 400-800m walk to Registration. See this map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&t=h&msa=0&ll=40.355456,-75.870831&spn=0.011528,0.01929&z=16&msid=212060236907453377015.00049e63fdae073915437

  for details on parking areas.

 

New Trails

  There are several new Mt. Bike trails in the area that aren't on the made-in-2002 map. Intermediate & Advanced orienteers should simply focus on other terrain features if confused by the trails – these are generally quite good still – and White/Yellow orienteers should keep an eye out of streamers marking some of the mapped trails (as well as a marked route in the middle of the course) if confused.

 

Course Setter's Notes

   (Ron Bortz)

Before setting out today, I encourage everyone, advanced orienteers in particular, to read all the notes here, then decide which course is for you.

   The courses being offered today are a repeat of October 12, 2003. The exception is the Blue course which is totally new, which uses a combination of the control sites from the other advanced courses. Seven and a half years later, these courses should not seem familiar as this time around, as the green isn't out yet, and won't hinder your sight distance. Another difference is the proliferation of mountain bike trails. You will need to adjust your map reading for the advanced courses to consider trails as secondary to other land form and rock features.

 

Some further notes by course:

White – 2.34km.

   Most of the route is along heavily used significant trails. There is a marked route from #5-#6-#7 where the mapped trails have faded and new trails have appeared. In other areas, new trails have crisscrossed mapped trails, sometimes looking larger than the mapped trails. The mapped trails are streamered at some of these intersections to help you on your way. Pay attention to the streamers in these locations, to assist your map reading.

 

Yellow – 3.11km.

  This course offers several opportunities to short cut to the next control for those who want to venture off the trail (or streamer-marked route.) From #3 to #4 to #5, there are streamers for the white legs mentioned above that can be helpful. You will also find an indistinct trail mapped between #5 & #6 that is marked with red X's – it is now overgrown to the point where you'll be much faster finding another way around.

 

Orange – 4.42km.

  This course offers plenty of off trail short cuts for those who want to improve their navigational skills without relying on trails, and the park offers many trails as catching and relocation features. Keep in mind the aforementioned new bike trails, and pay attention to contour and rock features to confirm your location.

 

Brown 3.75km, Green 5.92 km, Red 7.32km

   At this early Spring date, the park is much more open than it was in October 2003. While a few of the control sites are slightly overgrown, the leaves aren't out yet, so even controls near bushes are generally visible from at least 20m away, often much further.

 

Blue 10.94km

  This, in my opinion, is the most interesting of the advanced courses, as it offers multiple route choices on several of the legs. There are also three controls which you visit twice, creating a bit of crisscrossing. Approaching and leaving these controls from different perspectives each visit gives a different feel. If you want to spend as much time in these beautiful woods as you can on this hopefully fine first day of Sprint then I recommend you give this course serious consideration. This map doesn't leave much opportunity to get hopelessly lost; relocation features abound.

 

Road Crossings

  Although roads on this map are not heavily traveled, mental alertness is still required when crossing as we cannot control the attentiveness of the person behind the wheel. Be careful.

 

  Number of crossings: Orange & Brown: 2; Green: 5; Red: 6; Blue: 13.

 

Final Notes from the Course Setter

   Other plans are keeping me from attending this event but I will be visualizing a fine Spring day (crossing my fingers) for everyone to enjoy a day in the woods.

Feedback is so important to any course setter no matter what you have to say, so long as it is just as you see it. This encourages all setters to do their best to continue striving to create the most interesting courses possible in the future. I hope to see comments posted by many of you on my return home.

Have a great day outdoors.

Sat Mar 26, 2011    Norristown Farm Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Fink  
Course Setter: John De Wolf
Directions: South side of Germantown Pike, midway between 202 and 363, just east of the crossing with Whitehall Road.

ED/CS Notes:

Map: This is NOT the Norristown State Hospital Sprint map that has been used a couple times already. This is the first time that a full complement of courses will be offered on the Norristown Farm Park map, so for most orienteers this is a new map.

Scale: 1:10,000 with THREE meter contour interval.

Course Length: Courses (Orange and up) are longer than average. This terrain is less technical than most, not particularly steep and runner-friendly.

Railroad tracks:

  • ORANGE, GREEN, RED & BLUE courses will need to deal with the railroad which is still active.
  • Two bridges across the RR are no longer useable and crossed out with red X’s on the map.
  • The map will show where the tracks are more easily crossable.
  • Orienteers may travel along the tracks, although there is really no good reason for them to do so.

Stream crossings:

  • GREEN, RED & BLUE courses will require stream crossings.
  • The streams should be safely crossable is several areas. These areas will be are marked on your map using the mandatory crossing symbol (outward facing parentheses). This symbol is NOT used to mark a mandatory crossing! It is only used to show the orienteer the area where (s)he should be able to cross safely, without getting into more than about a foot of water. Areas NOT marked with this symbol should be considered uncrossable.
  • There will be a couple of maps showing these crossing areas available for preview at registration.
  • There are also a couple of bridges that can be used.

General Notes:

  • Check your control codes carefully. Some areas are fairly dense with controls.
  • The longer courses feature legs which criss-cross, so please read your course carefully.
  • Three small areas are marked on the map as out-of-bounds. Please respect them. These will also be shown on the preview maps.
  • Due to the open nature of the park, you will likely see many runners running in various directions. It's probably best to try to ignore them Smile

General notes:

I look forward to your feedback on the courses. Hope you have a fun run!

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.70km 27.0m 11
Yellow 3.30km 45.0m 11
Orange 6.70km 108.0m 11
Brown 4.90km 51.0m 12
Green 6.30km 84.0m 15
Red 8.60km 126.0m 18
Blue 12.00km 168.0m 24

Sun Mar 27, 2011    Warwick County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs

ED/CS Notes:

Here's the annual Warwick County Park event.  All courses are being offered.  The stream is rather high and running strong so no courses will be crossing the stream this year for safety purposes.  Therefore, there are a lot of controls in a very small area...  Be careful when you punch.  There will be extra clue sheets/control descriptions at the event.  If you'd like to volunteer, we'd love it.  No experience necessary.  Enjoy...

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.00km 30.0m 11
Yellow 2.60km 60.0m 11
Orange 4.90km 155.0m 17
Brown 4.20km 90.0m 15
Green 6.50km 165.0m 15
Red 8.20km 200.0m 22

Sat Apr 02, 2011    Governor Dick    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginner instructional program at 11AM, white course starting at noon.
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.
Sun Apr 03, 2011    Governor Dick    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ed Niemann  
Course Setter: Fred Reed
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.

ED/CS Notes:

Course Setters Notes

We welcome you to another event at the new Governor Dick map in Lebanon County PA. Although it is probably a longer than average drive for many of you, we think you will find it a worthwhile investment. The combination of some of the finest white woods in DVOA land with the challenges of a newly-mapped area should make for a great orienteering experience.

The area of the recently expanded map being used for this event is a tale of two entirely different terrains. To the North and West of Governor Dick Hill and infamous fire tower is a substantial area of open white woods with subtle geographic features, charcoal platforms and crossing trails. For those of you who were at last years inaugural event, this is the area you spent most of your time in. To the South and East of the ridge, however, there is an entirely different area of steep slopes, light to medium undergrowth, and boulders—lots of boulders.

The beginner and intermediate courses generally stay in the more accommodating Northwest area and the advanced courses make more use of the technically challenging area. Climb on all courses is minimized through an interesting 800m (70m climb) walk to start.

The White and Yellow courses are fairly typical except for the nice views possible with the hillside start.

The Orange course stays mostly in the woods to the Northwest and with several longer legs will give runners the opportunity to stretch it out.

The Brown course includes more legs in the boundary zone between the two regions, affording some technical orienteering among the boulders without expending too much distance and climb.

The Green and Red courses make full use of both sides of the ridge, with the Green course taking a more direct route while the Red course explores more of the interesting areas available. The frequent and substantial boulder fields in the Southeast region provide both an opportunity for technical control sites as well as a whole layer of additional concerns in route choices—probably even more so than the vegetation levels. While the densest vegetation has been avoided, the parts that will have to be attended to are not so bad, generally consisting of bare (at this time of year) bushes and small trees and very little of anything thorny. Unlike many of our older maps, the vegetation marked on this map is sufficiently accurate to navigate by.

Parking, registration and the finish are all near the education center off Pinch Road.  An overflow parking area is available on the west side of Pinch Road in a State Gamelands lot.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.00km 30.0m 0
Yellow 2.70km 100.0m 0
Orange 4.70km 180.0m 0
Brown 3.50km 100.0m 0
Green 5.70km 150.0m 0
Red 8.30km 200.0m 0

Sat Apr 09, 2011    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Sandy Ahlswede  
Course Setter: Sandy Ahlswede
Notes: Beginner program at 10 and white course after 11. Preregistration required. E-mail or call the center at scee@schuylkillcenter.org or at 215-482-7300 x 110
Directions: From I-476N use exit 18A to Ridge Pike, go southeast. From I-476S exit at 18B and use the U turn at Allanwood. From I-76 use exit 338 Green Lane, follow N to left turn on Ridge Pike. Look for signs at corner of Ridge Pike and Port Royal Ave.
Sun Apr 10, 2011    Elk Neck State Park  
 
Event Director: Ralph Tolbert  
Course Setter: John Campbell
Notes: Cancelled due to a scheduling conflict
Directions: The park is approximately 30 miles southwest of Wilmington, DE and 50 miles northeast of Baltimore, MD. Take Exit 100 off I-95, follow Rt. 272 for 11 miles south, through the town of North East and into the park.
Sat Apr 16, 2011    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Y  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Tim Walsh  610-446-3255
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: Parking at picnic area
Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Wyatt Riley has designed new courses for the Willows/Skunk Hollow.  Besides new white and yellow courses there are new score-O locations that go into different parts of the park.  Both the white and yellow courses go into the wooded part of the park.

The Willows has always been a great place for relatively new orienteerers to improve their map reading skills and relating the map to the terrain.

Come and join us.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.10km 45.0m 12
Yellow 2.80km 85.0m 12
Score-O 0.00km 0.0m 24

Sun Apr 17, 2011    Springton Manor    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Hugh III MacMullan
Directions: From the North take Rt 82 south to Rt 282. Follow 282 south and look for O signs at the junction with Springton Road. From the south take Rt 282 north from Downingtown to the intersection with Springton Road and follow the O signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Come everyone to see the new orienteering map at Springton Manor!

Check out the park's web site for information about Springton Manor.

It's a lovely Chester County Park that wants to see orienteering

Course Setter Notes

DVOA'S SPRINGTON MANOR FARM meet on April 17th will offer a NEW 1:5000 map of an interesting meet site. The map is high-quality, laser-printed with original fieldwork and drafting by Vladimir Zerdev (2007) and with production and revisions by Eric Weyman (2010). It has been characterized as "beautiful". The primary course-setting challenges were to produce courses of proper length within the relatively small area of the Farm, and to fully utilize the available runnable woods. Runners should avoid any cultivated fields; and there is no advantage to running through them. The RED course crosses a small stream four times. Course lengths are on the short side, but that is mitigated by the number of controls used on each course. There will be some controls close to each other, so be careful. I predict fast times and a mispunch or two. We have access to an inside room for registration and e-punch download if the weather is bad.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.10km 40.0m 12
Yellow 3.40km 70.0m 13
Orange 4.50km 90.0m 15
Brown 3.60km 85.0m 15
Green 4.70km 110.0m 19
Red 5.80km 130.0m 24

Sat Apr 23, 2011    White Clay Creek    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ralph Tolbert  
Co-Director: Nancy Sharp  
Course Setter: Ralph Tolbert
Notes: There are parking fees at White Clay Creek.
Directions: From PA Rt 1 take PA Rt 896 south toward Newark, DE and watch for O'-signs, or from I-95 take DE 896 North to park.

ED/CS Notes:

If you're into history, you can visit the Arc Corner Monument, which marks the intersection of the arc forming the northern border of Delaware with the east-west extension of the Mason-Dixon Line.

And if you're just into orienteering, you can enjoy the woods, fields, marshes and disc-golf course that make up White Clay Creek State Park.

Red course runners will have the opportunity to cross the Mason-Dixon Line.

Note: parking fees are in effect.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.70km 75.0m 8
Yellow 2.70km 75.0m 9
Orange 4.30km 150.0m 11
Brown 4.20km 170.0m 11
Green 5.30km 200.0m 16
Red 7.80km 280.0m 22

Sun May 01, 2011    Camp Delmont - Musser Scout Reservation    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Rick Whiffen  
Co-Director: Udaya Bollineni  
Course Setter: Udaya Bollineni Co-Setter: Rick Whiffen
Directions: From the Lansdale exit on the Northeast extension of the PA Turnpike, turn right onto Route 63 (West). Follow Route 63 through Mainland and Harleysville. As you near Sumneytown you will go down a large hill. Bear right just beyond the hill onto Geryville

ED/CS Notes:

We finished field checking and laid out courses for upcoming local Orienteering event at Camp Delmont. This map is relatively new and was used just twice before. First time was on June 20th 2009 in pouring rain. Second time was on Nov 8th 2009 in much better conditions using the same courses set on June 20th.

The scale of the Camp Delmont map is 1:5000 with contour intervals at 5m. The terrain consists of moderate vegetation on the flatter north side and hilly south-side with lots of boulders.

There will be ~100 meters uphill walk to the start.

On White course, the trail between Control #1 and Control #2 is not very distinct. So, we put streamers along this trail to guide the participants to stay on the path.

On Yellow course, the trail approaching Control #1 is not very distinct. So, we put streamers along this trail to guide the participants to stay on the path.

We realize that some of you will be attenging the West Point A Meet during this weekend. All those who are not going to West Point should come to Camp Delmont to enjoy these nice courses.

Course details:

              Distance in KM/Elevation in meters/No. of Controls

White      1.8/30/8

Yellow     2.4/50/10

Orange    4.0/125/12

Brown     3.9/80/10

Green     5.1/125/13

Red         6.5/200/16

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.80km 30.0m 8
Yellow 2.40km 50.0m 10
Orange 4.00km 125.0m 12
Brown 3.90km 80.0m 10
Green 5.10km 125.0m 13
Red 6.50km 200.0m 16

Sat May 07, 2011    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Notes: MASOC 23, for Boy scout and Girl Scout troops. Go to http://scoutorienteering.com for more data More information & Registration forms (pdf)
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 08, 2011    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Our annual "day after MASOC" offers a new look in the course design.  For the first time we are (1) using epunch for the event, and (2) getting a quick tour of the area around Hopewell Furnace.  Parking and registration is in the lot by the Pool at French Creek.

 

Course data:

White  2.9K 15 M climb

Yellow 4.3K 55 M climb

Orange 5.2K 100 M climb

Brown 4.4K 125 M climb

Green 5.6K 100 M ciimb

Red 6.9 K 135 M climb

 

Course setters notes: May 7 & 8, 2011

 

The map has aged relatively well, but there are obviously some changes. Some of the areas used have not been updated since the original fieldwork done in the fall of 1988.  Other areas have been updated more recently.  By this time next year we will be using a totally updated map.

 

Some areas marked green on the map are no longer green, some areas shown as white are now quite green.  In general the green splotches in the woods East of Route 345 on the slopes above Baptism Creek are gone and the southeastern part of Mt Pleasure has grown up in Spicebush, Barberry, and Multi-flora Rose.  Believe me, I am NOT showing you the worst of it.

 

The fence that was to hold the final control on all courses was recently removed by the park.  The flag is there on a stake at that location, and the finish streamers begin right at the flag.  Don’t forget to punch the final control before running along the strings of multicolored pennants to the finish.

 

There is also a bike Race scheduled Saturday.  Everyone on Courses 1,2,3, and Adult Yellow should be aware that you might encounter mountain bikers on the trails in the middle of your courses.  Keep to the side and don’t dart in front of them.  The bike race organizers know we are here and so the riders should also be observant.

 

There is a Frisbee golf tournament Saturday too.  Only the Adult Yellow course crosses their path in one spot.  Look ahead and to your right as you approach control 1 to be sure of having a clear path across the opening.  Once you pass control one you’ll not see them again.

 

During the Saturday afternoon score event there will be a film crew working within the village.  It is possible that some routes choices will be closed.  Be flexible or go for controls in other areas.  Stay out of their way, and stay off fences and away from buildings.  And, of course do not run with the bulls or any other livestock. The Hopewell Furnace Staff has invited you to go through the village, but please stay on pathways as you navigate to your controls.  Advanced course runners should also stay on paths through the village, but can cut across unfenced fields and woodlots.  It is the first time we have been able to use this area for courses.

 

Ed Scott

 

 

Sun May 15, 2011    Tyler State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Jim Puzo  
Course Setter: Doug Sevon
Notes: Follow O signs from park entrance to parking at the Boardwalk parking area.
Directions: From I-95 exit 49 take PA Rt. 332 west toward Newtown. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs. Parking and registration will be in the Boardwalk Picnic Area, inside the park.

ED/CS Notes:

Welcome to this year's Tyler State Park event.  Parking and registration are in the Boardwalk section.  With the large amounts of green on this map, there is a good bit of time spent on trails so the courses hopefully keep you focused on route choices.  Keeping with what seems to be this year's trend, there is a walk to start (675 meters) but it is a pleasant walk along the creek with only 5 meters of climb.

Some indistinct trails on the map are no longer in existence.  Where these trails might influence route choices, the trails have X's overprinted on them on the map.  For Green through Blue, there is a section of woods that have many unmapped rootstocks but these shouldn't impact your navigation.  Additionally, there are numerous cultivated fields on the west side of the creek, which I expect to be planted by May 15th.  These have been marked out-of-bounds on the map.

The park has playgrounds, soccer fields, frisbee golf and a canoe rental, for anyone that wants to stretch their Oreienteering day.   There are also several geocaches in the park. 

White:  While Tyler has plenty of paved trails, minimal time is spent on pavement. This course makes use of the trail system on both sides of the creek (the woods on each side of the creek have a different feel to them). Features on the course include a re-entrant and knoll, which are not often found on a White course.

Yellow:  Again, minimal time is spent on paved trails. A couple of legs push the upper limit of Yellow difficulty as the logical route choice is off-trail but there are very strong straight-line features to use for navigation.

Orange:  This course should be a fun mix of what are normally advance control features but with lots of choices for attack points and catching features. A small stream will need to be crossed probably 3 times, but plenty of rocks provide a dry-footed means across the stream. If you've been considering moving up from Yellow, this might be one to try.

Brown:  This course combines some nice open woods with other typical Tyler features, with an emphasis on route choice. There could be 4 small stream crossings but doable with dry feet.

Green, Red, Blue:  With Start on the west side of the creek, these courses will get to the northern section of the park above the covered bridge. You'll also get to see a nice section of woods that is all evergreens. With all the dark green in Tyler that necessitates control placement near trails, the emphasis of the courses is on route choice which should give fast times.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.10km 45.0m 10
Yellow 2.98km 65.0m 11
Orange 4.50km 115.0m 10
Brown 3.79km 70.0m 10
Green 6.04km 165.0m 10
Red 8.00km 210.0m 16
Blue 10.04km 265.0m 20

Sun May 22, 2011    Hay Creek    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Daniel Barker  856-430-3371
Co-Director: Zachary Barker  
Course Setter: Ron Bortz
Notes: Kulptown Fire Co lot. Please park at the back and upper side of the lot to save the front lower spaces in case of a fire emergency.
Directions: North side (rustic picinic area): From Rt 422 go south on Rt 345. Continue straight on Furnace Street in Birdsboro to a dead end at the Birdsboro Rustic Picnic area. From the South take Rt 10 north from Morgantown to Plow Road and continue on Cocalico Road to Hay Creek Road turn right and follow signs to parking.

ED/CS Notes:

Course Setters Comments:

This is my first go at setting courses on this map and it has been an enjoyable venue which affords plenty of opportunities for interesting and challenging courses. This is also one of those maps referred to recently that requires a bit of a walk if we are not to overuse the same start area. Today's start is a 15 to 18 minute stroll, or a much faster warm up if you so desire, from the parking which is off the map. Find someone to enjoy the walk with.

The white and yellow courses take advantage of the very scenic reservoir at the low point of the map. The white course has a section of flagged indistinct trail between #9 and 10. Please make a mental note to pay attention to the reminder on your clue sheet.

The woods were very open and beautiful in early April when the courses were set. Things have greened up fully since then but I tried to anticipate the best areas to run your courses through while giving you go-around options. There are also several areas of very concentrated rock features, which again you do not need to get hung up in. These are some of the things that make this map interesting; obstacles with options.

Orange through Blue courses, with the exception of Brown, all get the opportunity to get a look at the reservoir. Whether or not Red and Green get to see it is dependent upon your route choice. The Blue course is on the long side giving you a complete tour of the map with 25 controls,two of them being visited twice for a total of 27.

Get out and enjoy the day.

Ron Bortz, Course Setter

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.90km 100.0m 0
Yellow 3.50km 120.0m 0
Orange 4.90km 140.0m 0
Brown 3.80km 85.0m 0
Green 5.90km 150.0m 0
Red 7.40km 240.0m 0
Blue 11.60km 345.0m 0

Sun May 29, 2011    Frances Slocum State Park (POC)    W  Y  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Larry Pederson  
Course Setter: Larry Pederson
Directions: From I-81 take PA309 west to Carverton Rd, left on 8th St in Carverton and left on Mt Olivet Rd to park

ED/CS Notes:

Our event this week is a score event at Frances Slocum which was a regular venue of the Pocono O Club and hasn't been used for Orienteering for several years.  You'll find it on your road map about 10 miles directly North of Wilkes Barre.  Take a Memorial Day Weekend drive to the Poconos and enjoy a run in the woods.

The score event can be especially challenging in that there is a large trail network in the western side of the park which is not on the map.  Some features are also mis-mapped.  For example a stream may be mapped as a stone wall!  Nonetheless it should be fun and you can't get too lost.

From Rt. 309 there are signs directing you to the park.  Follow O signs from the entrance to the park.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.30km 50.0m 7
Yellow 2.70km 50.0m 8
Score-O 0.00km 0.0m 25

Sun Jun 05, 2011    French Creek State Park East    Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Fred Reed  
Course Setter: Fred Reed
Notes: 3 hour Score O. Details on Home page
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

French Creek East can be tough, especially in the summer, but it is one of the most interesting maps around.  The table-top size (slight exaggeration...) 1:15,000 scale map covers enough area to make a 3 hour tour of all the interesting parts a challenge for even elite runners.  There is history, deep reentrants, rocky knolls, beautiful clean woods, and "some green stuff".

We're going to try a score-o that covers all these good things, and the great part is that you get to pick which ones (unless you are going for them all).  The intent is to provide a good mix of map reading, physical challenge, and puzzle solving.  You can do it alone, or go for a more social feel and invite some friends along.  This would be a good opportunity to introduce someone new to orienteering as part of a group, or for existing orienteers to challenge themselves with more advanced controls.

For those that have not done one before, a Score-O uses a map with many controls but no marked courses.  Each control has points associated with it reflecting the level of challenge of finding that control.  You have a fixed time, three hours in this case, to gather as many control points as you can.  The penalty for arriving late is a subtraction of points for each minute you are late, and is generally so severe that finishing even slightly late can wipe out all your gains.  In other words--don't be late to finish!

Time:  Registration from 10AM to 10:45.  Mass start at 11:00 AM--be at start ready to go at 10:50 for instructions.  There is a 3 hour time limit to return to finish (same area as start) with severe time penalties.

Where: Parking and registration on the southwest part of the French Creek pool lot.  Start and Finish will be between the pool and the lake dam, where hopefully we can secure some picnic tables for post event socializing.

Course: 30 controls spread around the 1:15000 French Creek East map.  Some controls are technical advanced controls, but most are probably intermediate (Orange level) depending on which direction you approach from.  There are sufficient easier controls on the nearer side of the map that someone comfortable on a Yellow course would probably enjoy a full three hours of challenge.  Unless they are up for a potentially frustrating adventure, this is probably not an event for beginners.  There will be no separate beginners courses.  Elite level runners might be able to get all 30 controls.

Registration: I'd like to make this as painless for everyone as possible.  Obviously, everyone showing up at the same time is going to make registration (normal and epunch) a real bottleneck.  To help avoid that, I encourage everyone to pre-register using this form.  Pre-registration does not require absolute certainty about attending and no money is involved.

The Map: is relatively old, and more ephemeral features like vegetation and trails can be misleading.  I've tried to put controls in nicer areas, but in between them you will have to adapt to the actual conditions and focus on the stable parts of the map like contours, streams and boulders.

Maps: There is a fixed supply of offset printed maps for use at this event and another later this year.  We have printed 100 maps, which is hopefully a reasonable estimate that covers this event and leaves enough for the later one.  We'll figure out something so that people that register in advance get a printed map.  People that show up without pre-registration may end up drawing in their own controls, assuming there are blank maps available.

Other Activities:  The pool opens Memorial Day, so you might want to bring your suit and take a dip! (additional fee required...)  Bring along a picnic and stick around--this is one of those times when you'll get to talk with everyone when you finish.  If you like barbecue and blues, the Chester Country Blues Barbecue is at a horse farm on Rt 23 near the park from 2PM to 7PM. http://www.chestercountyblues.com/<-Wrong: the barbecue is the day before, on the 4th.

 

Sun Jun 12, 2011    Nolde Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: Bob Gross
Directions: South of Reading PA on route 625. Take Rt 724 West from I 176, or East from 222 and turn south on 625. The park is about 2 miles South of that intersection.
Sat Jun 18, 2011    Fort Washington    Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Ahlswede  
Course Setter: Karl Ahlswede Co-Setter: Sandy Ahlswede
Notes: DVOA summer picnic.
Directions: From Exit 26 of the PA Turnpike follow PA Rt. 309 south to Rt. 73. Take a right onto Rt. 73 and follow it north and west and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

The DVOA Summer Picnic, a potluck affair, will be at Fort Washington State Park on Saturday, June 18th.  The picnic will start promptly at 12:30 followed shortly thereafter by the summer club meeting.  There will be a special relay prior to the picnic and meeting, details are:


No money can be collected at this park for orienteering events.  Instead we will give pre addressed envelopes to mail in the entry fees.  We will keep track of who sends their fees in.  There is a rumor that a club member may be willing to collect the envelopes to mail in all at once.

The relay will consist of two person teams completing two courses printed on one map.  One yellow level course will be 3.1 km with 55 m climb and 9 controls, the other course will be 4.28 km with 130 m climb and 13 controls and will have orange level difficulty.  There will be 3 common controls spread evenly throughout both courses and runners will be given clue sheets (as well as clue sheets printed on the maps).  Each team must present two e-punches at the finish with the courses completed in order (one with the orange course and the other with the yellow course).  Cell phones can be used by teams to communicate with each other (talk and text only, no transmission of map images).  This relay can also be an exercise in memory orienteering.  Other creative ways of completing the courses are allowed as well.

To make things even more complicated: if one of the team members of the relay has never been orienteering before, 40 minutes will be taken from the teams time. If a team member is younger than 14 or older than 70 or has only started orienteering in 2011 then 20 minutes will be removed from their time. If a team member is older than 55 then 10 minutes will be removed.

And for all of the speed demons that will be tearing up the course: 30 minutes will be added if they have been ranked in the top ten for DVOA in the last 5 years, 20 minutes will be added if ranked in the top 20 and 10 minutes for a top 30 ranking for the last 5 years.  Thanks to Kent Shaw we will have your number.

The starts will be at intervals beginning at 10 am and finishing at 11:30 am.  No starts will be allowed after that time.  In addition, no teams are allowed to help one another.  That would defeat the fun of the relay.

Come with a partner or come alone and we will help you find one and bring your favorite dish for sharing at the picnic. Everyone is responsible for their own drinks and utensils.

We hope to see you there.

Karl and Sandy Ahlswede

 

Sat Jun 25, 2011    Deer Lakes County Park(WPOC)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Mark Cornish
Notes: WPOC A Event North of Pittsburgh
Sat Jun 26, 2011    Keystone State Park(WPOC)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Notes: WPOC A Event east of Pittsburgh
Sun Jul 10, 2011    Gould Run    Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Rob Wilkison  
Course Setter: Rob Wilkison
Notes: 90 minute score with a mass start at Noon. Parking at Sand Spring parking lot, with carpooling from there to near the start location. Allow 10 minutes by car from Sand Spring to the start line. Very limited parking at the start.
Directions: Part of Hickory Run State Park. West of the office and on the South side of Rt 534.

ED/CS Notes:

          This event provides an opportunity to explore an area which has only been used one time, and which probably will not be used frequently in the future because of limited parking access.  At last fall's Hickory Run Rocks A meet, runners on the Blue, Red, Green X and Orange courses in Sunday's long event started on the Gould's Run area, although the Green X and Orange courses only visited the southern portions of the area.  The northern tip of the area was used for the model event.  The problem with the area is that there are only two small parking lots at opposite ends of the map, each holding a maximum of approximately 20 cars.  Without hiring busses, as was done last fall, the solution used for this event is to carpool and have a mass start score-o.  So everyone will meet at the Sand Spring Lake parking lot for registration between 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  There will be a carpool sign-up sheet at registration.  At 11:40 the carpool will travel about 3 miles to the parking and start/finish area, where the mass start will occur at noon.

          There will be twenty-four (24) controls in the woods, each having a value between 30 to 60 points.  Controls with a number in the 30's will have a value of 30, those in the 40's with a value of 40, etc.  There is a 90 minute time limit, (bring a watch), with severe penalties for going overtime, so everyone should finish by 1:30 p.m., and the carpool drivers can then take their passengers back to their cars a Sand Spring Lake, where there is a swimming area for those who got too hot running in the woods.

          The map used last fall has been reformatted by Fred Kruesi to include only the Gould Run area north and west of Hickory Run.  Scale is 1:10,000 with 5 m. contours.  Only 100 maps have been printed and control descriptions have been printed on the front of the map.  In the unlikely event there are more than 100 participants, late arrivals may need to find someone to share a map and run with, so get to registration early!  There will be no beginner's course, only the 90 minute score-o.  The controls are roughly 2/3rd advanced and 1/3rd intermediate level.

          The map is bounded by Pa. Route 534 to the north and east, Hickory Run to the south, and Black Run, the Lehigh River and the adjacent railroad tracks to the west.  There is no reason for anyone to go near the railroad tracks and they are out-of-bounds.  There may be possible route choices using the edge of Route 534, but take care not to go on the paved roadway because traffic can be heavy and fast this time of year.

          The area is a mixture of white and light green woods, with scattered patches of semi-open areas.  There is very little medium or dark green, even in summer.  Certain parts of the area have large numbers of dot knolls and small depressions, probably the remnants of old rootstocks, many of which are unmapped.  There are only two controls on dot knolls, both of which are the largest in their immediate area.  The area consists of a hill with steep slopes near Hickory Run and the Lehigh River, but flatter in the upper sections, with Gould Run cutting into the hillside as it flows to the Lehigh.  It is probably as nice and open a woodland as will be found in DVOAland in mid-summer.

Sun Jul 24, 2011    French Creek State Park East    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sam Reed  
Co-Director: Fred Reed  
Course Setter: Nathan Ohrwaschel
Notes: Baptism Creek Parking area
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Hey DVOA

As you all know this is my first time setting courses for DVOA.  Luckily i have had a great deal of help from Sam Reed helping me out in the field.  Also I had Bob Burg help me as my course consultant.  He gave a great idea on what is a good course and what works and what doesn't and basically everything that is need to be known about course setting.

The woods at FCE are pretty open in some areas.  I was even surprised to see how much of the map was open and good to use for courses.  My suggestion for moving through the woods is to pick what looks to be the fastest way through or around the nasty woods.  Also the woods within 100M of the trails are not nice but they are manageable.  Plus once you get through it I promise you woods that are clean and fun.  So just remember the map is old and that the vegetation  is not mapped correctly.

The courses all have their own uniqueness to them.  Which makes it great selection of courses to run:

White is 2.8KM with 40M of climb.  This is a great course for the beginner orienteer.  It has a limited amount of climb but has all the awesome feature that we all love to see.  

Yellow is 3.5KM with 95M of climb.  This is a challenging yellow course in my opinion.  it has a pretty good combo of on trail route choices and off trail route choices.  

Orange is 4.9 KM with 150M of climb.   Orange was probably the hardest course to design in this area.  There are a lot of big features for you to follow.  It is great for if you just started orange and want a little bit of a fun challenge.

Brown is 3.7KM with 75M of climb.  If you like your courses with little amount of climb this is the way to go.  It has an awesome combo of short and long legs.

Green is 5.4Km with 150M of climb.  This course gives you some pretty cool sections of short fast controls connected by some technical long legs.  

Red is 7.6Km with 215M of climb.  My favorite course of the day.  This has a pretty sweet course with a butterfly loop.  This also has some cool route choices on the longer legs.  I suggest doing red at FCE!

Blue is 9.7KM with 295M of climb.  This is a challenging course.  Blue takes you all over the place while keeping it pretty technical.  If you're up for the challenge i say go for it!


The walk to start is a little long but it also makes for better courses.  It is roughly a 10 minute walk to start.  

Remember to stay hydrated!  it is going to be a hot day and there will be plenty of water at the water stops.  Please take a second and drink up on your course to make it as enjoyable as possible

I hope everybody can come out and run at French Creek East.   

From
Nate

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.80km 40.0m 0
Yellow 3.50km 95.0m 0
Orange 4.90km 150.0m 0
Brown 3.70km 75.0m 0
Green 5.40km 150.0m 0
Red 7.60km 215.0m 0
Blue 9.70km 295.0m 0

Sat Aug 13, 2011    Mount Penn - Pagoda    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ron Bortz  610-334-3523
Co-Director: Mike Carter  
Course Setter: Clem McGrath Co-Setter: Vadim Masalkov
Notes: Parking and Registration at Egelman Park. Click "Mt Penn" for a map of the location.
Directions: From the E or S: Business 422 into Reading and look for O signs. From the W or N: Skyline Drive south from Rt 12 and look for O signs
Sun Aug 21, 2011    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  Canoe-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: White & Yellow starts 10AM-Noon, canoe mass start score O at 1PM.
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Sep 10, 2011    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Beginner  Int  Adv  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Fred Kruesi  
Course Setter:
Notes: Hickory Run Training Weekend. Pre-registration is required for this event and is now closed. There may be a few people who could be accommodated. If you are interested, you should contact the event director for the training weekend (Fred Kruesi).
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sat Sep 10, 2011    Hickory Run Daddy Allen    W  O  G  Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Notes: Hickory Run Training Weekend. Pre-registration is required for this event and is now closed. There may be a few people who could be accommodated. If you are interested, you should contact the event director for the training weekend (Fred Kruesi).
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sun Sep 11, 2011    Hickory Run Sand Spring    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Notes: Hickory Run Training Weekend. Pre-registration is desired for this event. If you do not pre-register, you will pay higher event fees. To pre-register, you should contact the event director for the training weekend (Fred Kruesi). Also note that the start window is 10:00 to noon. You must start before noon to go out on a course.
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sun Sep 18, 2011    Stuckey Pond    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Course Setter: Bob Huebner
Notes: Come run on terrain similar to the 2012 North American Champs. Pre-registration encouraged and required if you want to use a 1:10,000 map. More event information.
Directions: From I 80, take US 209 North about 12 miles and watch for signs.

ED/CS Notes:

DVOA will host an orienteering event in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on September 18, 2011.  We are using the existing Stuckey Pond orienteering map.  Parking and registration will be at PEEC - the Pocono Environmental Education Center.  Start and finish will be short walks away.

 

Although the maps are over 10 years old, things have not changed much at all.  Vegetation and water features are all still reasonably accurate.  There is definitely climb on the advanced courses, but note that climb was measured using straight line and it can be significantly reduced by choosing some "around" routes.

 

Most of the terrain in the Delaware Water Gap NRA is currently embargoed for orienteering until the 2012 North American Orienteering Championships (NAOC).  The small piece of the Stuckey Pond map we will be using for this event is the one mapped area open for training.  For more information on the North American Orienteering Championships, please see www.naoc2012.org.  Thus, we are also advertising this event as the NAOC 2012 Training Event.

 

Stuckey Pond was field checked in 1999 and printed at 1:15,000.  We are offering pre-registration and pre-payment for the September 18th event.  While it is not at all necessary to pre-register, if you do, you will be given the opportunity to select a 1:10,000 version of the existing map for your course.  We will be laser printing a limited quantity of 1:10,000 versions of all courses; to guarantee a 1:10,000 map you must pre-register and pre-pay by Monday, September 12th at noon.   We will also be over-printing courses on the 1:15,000 offset printed maps for those that pre-register and select 1:15,000.  We will hand draw courses on the 1:15,000 maps if we run out of pre-printed course maps.

 

Note that for NAOC 2012, maps for the elite long courses will be printed at 1:15,000.  Maps for the sprint for all courses will be 1:5000.  Maps for all other courses will be 1:10,000.

 

Copies of the two existing 1:15,000 Water Gap maps, Stuckey Pond and Spackman Creek, will be on sale at the September 18th event: $3 per map or $5 for both.

 

Note:  Remember, it is NOT necessary to pre-register and/or pre-pay, but doing so will guarantee you a map at the scale you prefer and help us estimate the correct number of maps to print.

Registration

List of Registered Runners

Questions: Info@naoc2012.org

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.90km 45.0m 10
Yellow 2.90km 75.0m 9
Orange 4.10km 185.0m 13
Brown 4.00km 155.0m 10
Green 5.60km 205.0m 14
Red 7.50km 260.0m 15
Blue 9.30km 405.0m 21

Sun Sep 25, 2011    Rutgers Environmental Preserve    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Rycharski  
Course Setter: Sergei Zhyk
Directions: From S on US 1, or exit 9 on the NJTPK , take NJ-18 N to Davidson Road/Metlar's Lane, right on Ave E look for O signs. From N on 287 take Centennial Ave to Hoes Lane, exit at Davidson/Avenue E campus exit, bear left Over Rt-18 and follow O signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Rutgers preserve is a pretty flat area with moderate trail network. For the most part, runners should expect good visibility while off trails but patches of denser woods are not uncommon.  Recent hurricane Irene wrecked a bit of a havoc to the area, therefore, runners should not be surprised to see uprooted trees that my not be on the map. We did add fresh rootstocks in critical areas and don’t expect anyone to have major issues while out on the course. Come and have fun in fast-paced area with challenging set of courses.

HELP WANTED ! While Rutgers location is on the north border of our coverage and for some club members it is a bit farther than usual, we are asking for your help at thos event. Please use volunteers sign up page or simply click here.

Map scale for White/Yellow courses is 1:7,500 and for the rest of courses 1:10,000 with 3m countors.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.20km 25.0m 10
Yellow 2.70km 30.0m 12
Orange 4.20km 40.0m 11
Brown 3.60km 40.0m 11
Green 5.90km 60.0m 14
Red 7.00km 70.0m 19

Sun Oct 02, 2011    White Clay Creek    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Fred Hartline  
Course Setter: Bev Hartline
Directions: From PA Rt 1 take PA Rt 896 south toward Newark, DE and watch for O'-signs, or from I-95 take DE 896 North to park.

ED/CS Notes:

Plan on a fall orienteering in White Clay Creek State Park!  The woods & fields are beautiful… and quite different from our spring event there. We have a challenging but fun mix of courses for orienteers of all abilities and ages— from beginner courses on well-established Park trails, to longer, more demanding courses of various lengths and difficulties. We hope that you’ll find just the right course for your own enjoyment and have a GREAT run!

Compared with the WCC spring meet, the vegetation is noticeably thicker—both in the woods and in the fields (some of which are only partially mowed.) The forest is generally somewhat “green” with some impassable thickets, but there also are interior areas of delightfully clear running. In low-lying areas the trails still may be pretty soggy, but elsewhere they can take you where you need to go at a good clip!

BRING a FRIEND— If you’re so inclined, do consider carpooling not only for good-company and to conserve gas— but also because WCC has a per-vehicle “use fee” of $3 for DE licensed vehicles, $6 for others (pay at the gate).

HELP WANTED—We’ve carefully divided up shifts so no one gets stuck with to much work and no play… BUT we still need volunteers!  S0 sign up soon and get your pick of plum time-slots… and our THANKS for helping out!

Hope to see you there!   --Bev & Fred  (CS & ED)

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.40km 90.0m 13
Yellow 2.90km 90.0m 10
Orange 4.20km 160.0m 12
Brown 3.80km 160.0m 11
Green 5.30km 275.0m 13
Red 7.70km 350.0m 16

Sun Oct 09, 2011    Hibernia County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: Scott Thatcher
Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

The Hibernia Event this year is to be a DVOA Junior Event, so we hope that everyone will come out and support the juniors.  We will have pavillion #4 that is by itself in the group of three  together. 

Hibernia Preliminary Course  Notes….

 

Be sure to check notes again before running

 

White and Yellow:

            Linear features (field edges, stone walls) as well as trails are utilized.  Please check your control number and feature carefully – You may pass other course’s controls along your route.

 

Orange:

            The vegetation near the 1st control has changed considerably.  Yellow flagging has been placed at important vegetation edges or trail bends. Most of the open area strips have grown over and are not passable, but you can tell where they roughly were.

            With that said…Orange may be a little more difficult in the beginning only.

 

Brown:

            Enjoy the Course!

 

Green and Red:

            Both Green and Red will run thru (wet feet) the Brandywine Creek once.  You may cross where you like, but there is a “suggested” crossing on your map.  Both courses also cross Wagontown Rd twice – be careful crossing.

 

Scott Thatcher

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.80km 50.0m 12
Yellow 2.90km 65.0m 12
Orange 4.10km 76.0m 10
Brown 3.30km 65.0m 10
Green 5.30km 155.0m 14
Red 7.00km 185.0m 20

Sun Oct 16, 2011    Evansburg    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Wyatt Riley  
Course Setter: Angelica Riley
Directions: From Rt. 422 take Rt. 29, North to Collegeville, East on Germantown Pike and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Revised Map!

  The Evansburg map was last fully remade in the year 2000.  Since then, changes to trails, vegetation, and even buildings have occurred, which has resulted in some unneccesary challenges for competitors in past years.
  For the 2011 event, we have made over 200 map updates to trails, buildings and vegetation to make this years courses better.  In particular, trails, fields and buildings should match well with what is on the ground, especially  around the beginner and intermediate courses.  Advanced courses will enjoy updated mapping not only of trails, but also of updated vegetation along different route choices and nearby control circles.

Course-specific notes:

  Orange, Brown, Green, Red, Blue:  the course lines criss-cross a few times, so please keep a close eye on the control number you are heading for, as well as the lines interconnecting them, to ensure you are aiming for the right one.

  Orange, Green, Red, Blue:  some routes can potentially go nearby houses within the park.  Please stay to the edges of the yards, or along the trails which pass through the yards.  The more obvious areas to avoid are marked with olive green, or purple overprint.  
Orange:  has a leg with an option to travel through a new, partially-mapped section of the park.  This section stands out with a white-and-green diamond pattern showing unmapped forest.  Within this area, the trails are mapped well, which provides a few different route choices on this leg.

  Water: Water is provided at two locations: the start-finish area, which most courses will pass through mid-course, and the Kratz Road bridge where Red and Blue will pass through twice.  The location of water near the Kratz Road bridge is marked with the water cup symbol on your map.  For the water & refreshments in the start-finish area, please look around at where these are before you start, so you can know where they are as you run by them on your course.

Cautions:

  Roads:  All courses cross park roads, and parking lots which likely will have some traffic, incl. other orienteers.  Advanced courses cross or run along public roads on which I have seen traffic travelling up to 45 mph.  There are no crossing guards at any of the places you may cross.  Please exercise normal caution to avoid vehicles when crossing these areas.

  Muddy trails: If it has been wet the week preceeding the event  - at press-time this is still uncertain -some of the trails , esp. the wider ones with strips of rough open along them can get very muddy and chewed up by horses.  You might want to bring a change of shoes for afterwards.

    Vegetation: Advanced course competitors should note that vegetation in particular has not been fully remapped, and, due to age, has often changed by a shade lighter or darker.  Very roughly speaking, there is a bit less dark green than mapped, though it is still best avoided, and some of the white areas are now light green.  In most cases, courses have been designed to take you through the lighter areas, and allow several trail options in the thicker areas of the park.

    Poison Ivy: While there is poison ivy visibile in the park, its potency is much reduced as fall has approached.  Course vetter Wyatt Riley, who moved to the East Coast in large part to get away from the comparable (but more virulent) poison oak plant prevalent in California, has simply exercised the normal precautions of long-pants, and a shower afterwards, and has ended up with only a single dot or two of poison ivy, over a total of almost 10 vetting runs through the park.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.30km 30.0m 8
Yellow 2.90km 35.0m 10
Orange 4.40km 75.0m 11
Brown 3.00km 40.0m 12
Green 5.60km 75.0m 15
Red 8.80km 110.0m 19
Blue 12.50km 125.0m 24

Sat Oct 22, 2011    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Y  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Tim Walsh  610-446-3255
Course Setter: Tim Walsh
Notes: Parking at picnic area
Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sat Oct 22, 2011    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Indoor beginners program at 10:AM followed by a White course
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: We have had to cancel this event

Directions: From PA, follow US Rt. 1 South into MD. Turn right on Red Pump Rd. Follow for 3/4 mile and turn left on Ridge Road
Sat Oct 29, 2011    Washington Crossing State Park    Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Doug Sevon  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Mid-Atlantic sprint invitational
Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left
Sat Oct 29, 2011    Washington Crossing State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Doug Sevon  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: NJ Scout Orienteering Championship More information & Registration forms (pdf)n
Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left
 
Event Director: Doug Sevon  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Event CANCELED.
Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left

ED/CS Notes:

With the wet, heavy snow today (Saturday, Oct 29th) at the park, there are numerous trees and branches down all around the park. Park managment made the decision this afternoon to close the park on Sunday. 

Sat Nov 05, 2011    Myrick Center (BVA)    Night-O  Beginner  Int  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Jack Williams  
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Halloween Night O: 7-9 PM
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.

ED/CS Notes:

Brandywine Valley Association/Myrick Center Night O Results

Congratulations to Zac for Acing the Night O.  As you may or may not know, the night-o event was postponed a week due to weather so thank you everyone for coming out and making it a fun time.  I heard a few people say how much fun they had and they wished we had more night events.  It's an interesting experience going out at night since your depth perception is displaced.  I appreciated the donations for Jack's food spread.  We seemed to have hand enough hotdogs for everyone but Mark and myself.  A Big thank you goes out to Jack Williams, Mark Frank, Ellie Schoenenberger and Michelle Frank for all the work. 

           
Names Score No. in Group Time   # Controls
Kanstantsin's  210 3 50   1, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16,18, 19, 21, 22, 23,24,30 & 31
Steve Mones 80 1 40   1, 3, 12, 18, 21, 23,30
Ray Perkins 170 1 58   1,2,4,7,10, 12,18,19,20,23,30
The Elands 160 3 58   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,31
The Olds 240 4 57   1,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,30
Chris Hand 450 1 60   1,2,3,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31
Larry Geist 210 1 58   1,12,13,17,18,19,20,21,23,24,25,30
Steven Getz 380 1 56   1,12,14,15,16,17,19,20,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
Kathy Geist 340 1 53   1,12,13,14,15,16,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,28,29,30,31
Sotingco Family 260 1 60   1,12,18,19,20,21,23,24,25,28,29,30
Dan Barker 490 1 59   1,2,3,5,6,7,10,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,,20, 21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
Zac Barker 580 1 54:20:00   1 - 31  ALL CONTROLS
The Smoots Group 320 1 57   1,2,18,19,20,21,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31
Robert Buraczynski 420 1 60   1,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
Carvers etal 200 7 57   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,13,18,31
Skyler & David Lu 90 2 58   1,6,10,12,18,21,30,31
The Biront Group 80 4 52   1,10,12,13,16,21,31
The Brinks and Orths 90 4 61* Penalty incurred 1,2,5,6,7,12,13,21,31
The Wallace's 150 2 58   1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Michelle  & Ellie 110 2 55   1,2,3,4,6,7,10,12,31
The Gaffney Group 70 4 62 Penalty incurred 6,7,8,9,10  
The Fisher Group 90 4 58   1,2,5,6,7,8,10
             
Well who would have thought there would be snow in October...  For safety purposes we will be postponing the event to next Saturday evening - November 5th.  We will start registrations at 6 pm and will have a night score course for everyone.  Registrations will be in the newly renovated Browning Barn.  We hope you can squeeze us into your busy schedules.  Donations will be accepted for the food and hot cocoa.  Should you need any further information, feel free to call 610.792.0502 or email frankdvoa@aol.com.  All are Welcome to have fun.

 

Sun Nov 06, 2011    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Tim Walsh  610-446-3255
Course Setter: Robert Meyer
Directions: From I-476N use exit 18A to Ridge Pike, go southeast. From I-476S exit at 18B and use the U turn at Allanwood. From I-76 use exit 338 Green Lane, follow N to left turn on Ridge Pike. Look for signs at corner of Ridge Pike and Port Royal Ave.

ED/CS Notes:

You get an extra hour's sleep on Saturday night.  We'll be back to Standard Time.  With the extra rest you'll be able to fly around the Schuylkill Nature Center.  The weather should be much better.  Come on out.

Sun Nov 13, 2011    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Doug Sevon  
Co-Director: Bob Rycharski  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Quail Hill: 2011 NJ Scout event conclusion. Public welcome. No Dogs. More information & Registration forms (pdf)
Directions: From N & W: NJ Turnpike Exit 8 to Rt 33 East for 5 mi. Rt 527Alt North/Iron Ore Rd. From E: Garden St Pkwy Exit 100A to Rt 33 W for 16 mi. to Rt 527Alt/Iron Ore Rd. Then North 1/4 mile on 527Alt to Quail Hill sign, turn right onto Le Valley Rd into camp.

ED/CS Notes:

We are due a great day after the weather tricked rather than treated us at Washington Crossing, canceling our Sunday courses Halloween Sunday. 

Now for some normal orienteering (rather than tree-toppling) adventure, everyone is invited to sample the rolling hillsides of Central New Jersey.  In addition to 200 Scouts and JROTC cadets completing their NJ Championships, we offer a full range of courses for your falling-leaves-brisk-autumn pleasure in generous terrain that promises fast times.

White   2.15k   68m   11 ctrl

Yellow Short   2.20k   70m   12 ctrl  (for Scouts/JROTC)

Yellow Long   2.97k   87m   13 ctrl

Orange   4.00k   110m   14 ctrl

Brown   3.69k   108m   13 ctrl

Green   5.38k   165m   16 ctrl

Red   7.42k   204m   21 ctrl

Since early Start times will be heavily populated, we encourage you to plan to start from 11am on.  Of course, we also encourage you to come early and help with the beginning rush.  And note that with early nightfall, control pickup will begin accordingly earlier.

Hope to see all of you there in this wonderful season for orienteering.

Doug and Bob.

 

 

Sun Nov 20, 2011    Governor Dick    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mark Cornish
Notes: Mid Atlantic Championships
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.

ED/CS Notes:
Congratulations to QOC for obtaining 144 points at the Governor Dick's Mid Atlantic Champs event.  DVOA had 104 points...  Many thanks to Mark Cornish for his hard work on getting the courses perfect!  We were fortunate to have great weather too.  Thanks for all the epunch support from Fred/Bailey Reed and Sandy Fillebrown. 
         DVOA          QOC
White Points 8 6
Yellow Points 8 5
Orange Points 9 9
Brown Points 9 9
Green Points 7 11
Red Points 6 8
Blue Points 1 8
Relay 3 pts 20 25
Relay 6 pts 26 28
Relay 9 pts 10 35
104 144
     
MidAtlantic Scoring 2011:
Top 3 male and females on each course will be scored as follows: 
5 pts 1st, 3 pts, 2nd, 1 pt 3rd. 

*2.5 hour time limit for each course.  Participants do not have to run their age category however we strongly suggest if you run an advanced (Br, Bl, Gr, R) course, you do not run yellow or white...  let the kids have their day.  Only the first course per particpant will count towards the scoring.
 
Relay 
There will be 3 legs to each team.  You are not allowed to run more than one leg.  We will have a 3 point team category, a 6 point team category and  a 9 point team category.
Team values:  M19 - M45 are 1 pt; M50+ are 2 pts; F19+ are 3 pts; M/F8 - M/F18 are 4 pts.  Shadowing youth will be allowed.
Point Value for placements:  1st 20 pts, 2nd 15 pts; 3rd 10 pts, 4th 5 pts, 5th 3 pts, 6th 1 pt for each category.  Note - everyone is worth something!:)
 
Relay start time will be no later than 1 pm.  Clocks have changed and we need to clean up. 
Controls will begin to be picked up by 3 pm. 
Clubs participating: Mid Atlantic Clubs (WPOC, DVOA, QOC & SVO)
 
Fee for participants.  $6 member/ $9 non-member with $1 epunch rental.  For your 2nd map of the day $2 fee. 
 
Course lengths and course notes should be posted by Wednesday.
Persons that are not members of any of these clubs still are welcome to come orienteer for the day.  It's all for fun. 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.40km 95.0m 0
Yellow 2.40km 105.0m 0
Orange 4.90km 220.0m 0
Brown 3.70km 190.0m 0
Green 5.60km 200.0m 0
Red 7.30km 255.0m 0
Blue 9.80km 315.0m 0
Relay 1.50km 55.0m 0
Relay 2.40km 110.0m 0
Relay 3.30km 80.0m 0

Sun Nov 27, 2011    Star Village    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Aronson  610.814.0580
Co-Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter: Petr Hartman
Notes: HVO Dual event
Directions: Use the Bethlehem Rte 412 exit from I78. Take Silvex road (between the Wendy's and the Turkey Hill) to College Ave. Bear left onto College and go to the end. Turn right on South Mountain Drive. Bear left at the next two triangles, South Mountain Park will be on the left.

ED/CS Notes:

Once again it is time to show HVO who is boss around here. We are showcasing one of our more technical maps, so we need everyone to come out and prove how it should be done. Petr has done an excellent job of limiting climb. By starting at the high point and circling the peaks, he has found a way for the upper courses to visit most of the map. Although the Halloween snowstorm caused extensive damage to the trees, we have cleared the trails for the lower courses, allowing for some interesting running while you are looking for your attack points. I know that you will have had enough turkey by now, so let's get out and prepare for those fattening Holiday goodies that are waiting for us.

Please change your directions to:

From New Jersey and Easton:

  • I78 to PA 412. Go straight at bottom of ramp on to Silvex Road, between the Wendy's and the Turkey Hill. Take 2cd left on to College Drive. At end of College Drive turn right on to South Mountain Drive. At top of hill bear left on to Mountain Drive. Turn left into park across from former TV station.


From Allentown and Exit 56 of the PA turnpike:

  • I78 to PA 412. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp and go under I78. Turn left on to Silvex Road, between the Wendy's and the Turkey Hill. Take 2cd left on to College Drive. At end of College Drive turn right on to South Mountain Drive. At top of hill bear left on to Mountain Drive. Turn left into park across from former TV station.

Dual event scoring system.

Two year ago in 2009 at Quail Hill DVOA introduced an updated scoring system which we are planning to use again. Please note it's a bit different from what system was used in the past years and what HVO continue to use.

  • Points are assigned on each course for the top 6 men and top 6 women regardless of club plus the top 3 groups on White and Yellow.
  • 1 through 6 points are assigned: 6pt for 1st, 5pt for 2nd, and so on.
  • To figure in the results, your club has to be with the e-punch registrar.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.80km 80.0m 9
Yellow 2.60km 110.0m 7
Orange 4.20km 140.0m 11
Brown 3.50km 120.0m 10
Green 4.90km 190.0m 12
Red 6.60km 285.0m 13
Blue 8.50km 310.0m 19

Sun Dec 04, 2011    Ridley Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Daria Babushok  
Co-Director: Clem McGrath  
Course Setter: Clem McGrath Co-Setter: Daria Babushok
Directions: From Newtown Square follow Rt.3 west approximately 2 miles to main park entrance on south side. Follow O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

For the penultimate DVOA event of the year, we would like to invite you to Ridley Creek State Park on Sunday, December 4, 2011.

 

While Ridley Creek is well known for being verdant, and has some stands of multiflora rose, this time of the year brings out the best in Ridley terrain. With the leaves off, the visibility is generally very good, and much of the forest used by the courses is very open. Most courses, especially the longer advanced course, feature a lot of trail-based route choice, allowing runners to avoid most of the green.

 

Generally, the map has aged well, without momentous changes. Rootstocks are the most notable change. There are many new ones--some quite large--and some of the mapped rootstocks are almost gone. Some advanced runners will have a control on a rootstock which is barely there. But, with the visibility in that area, there will be no problem seeing the control.

 

Another difference that some of you may notice is that some of the mapped trails have withered. In a few cases, they may not be easy to find in the terrain. The good news is that trails necessary for getting in and out of controls and for mid-course navigation are generally as mapped.

 

Bathrooms: There are heated bathrooms located at the Park Office. It may be convenient to stop by the park office on the drive to the event arena. If you miss it on the way in, it will be about a short 1 kilometer walk from the event parking lot. Most other bathrooms, with the exception of the bathroom by Pavilion 17 have been closed for the winter.

 

We hope to see you all there! This should be a not-to-miss event, perfect for racing and fun for the whole family!

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.40km 50.0m 12
Yellow 3.00km 55.0m 9
Orange 5.10km 125.0m 12
Brown 3.30km 65.0m 13
Green 5.50km 185.0m 12
Red 7.60km 250.0m 18
Blue 10.30km 350.0m 26

Sun Dec 11, 2011    Brandywine Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John De Wolf  
Course Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Notes: East side, JCC parking
Directions: East side: turn west on Eden Road near the Wawa on US 202 about a mile south of 92 and follow O signs. West side park office: take 92 West off of US 202 to park entrance. Follow O signs

ED/CS Notes:

Brandywine Creek will be the final event of the DVOA Fall season.  Let's close it out with a bang! 

The event center will be the Jewish Community Center located on Garden of Eden Rd.   Registration will be at the amphitheater with the Start and Finish nearby.  The JCC has an event Sunday afternoon starting at 1:00 pm so parking could be tight for those arriving late.  The school located directly across Garden of Eden Rd. can be used for overflow parking if needed.

Due to the early sunset, control pick-up will begin no later than 3:00 pm (possibly as early as 2:30 depending on the number of volunteers).  Please plan accordingly. 

Special note for Red & Green course participants:  Both of these courses cross an old power line.  One of the wires is down and will be either lying on the ground or a few feet off the ground.  We don't know if the wire is live or not.  Streamers will be placed in the woods in this area to alert runners.  Exercise caution in this area.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.60km 100.0m 11
Yellow 3.70km 120.0m 10
Orange 4.30km 150.0m 10
Brown 3.60km 95.0m 10
Green 5.20km 200.0m 13
Red 7.70km 260.0m 16

Sat Jan 21, 2012    Zion Lutheran Church    Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter:
Notes: DVOA winter meeting. Schedule and agenda to be determined
Directions: Take Route 422 W to PA Rt23 West exit. Follow Rt23 west through Phoenixville to Rt724. From Rt23 & Rt724 jct, follow Rt724 west 1.1 miles to Zion Lutheran Church on left. From the Rdg-Pottstown area, take the 724 Exit off 422. Continue E on 724 through 3 lights and look for signs. Large white Church on the right.
Sun Jan 22, 2012    Norristown Farm Park    Special  Beginner  Int  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter:
Notes: President's Cup 2012.
Directions: South side of Germantown Pike, midway between 202 and 363, just east of the crossing with Whitehall Road.

ED/CS Notes:

This year President's Cup will be held at Norristown Farm Park.

Advanced course will have a mass start at 11:00AM.

Start window for Beginner and Intermediate courses will be 11:00AM till 12:00PM.

All courses will be closed at 1:00PM and controls pick up will start.

Please plan your time accordingly.

This map was used only once last year and offers a lot of open fields with some wooded areas along couple of creeks where vegetation varies from extremely open areas to uncrossable patches of green briar. There are some abandoned buildings, ruins, medium roads/paved trails network. While fieldchecking I found several new wetland management contraction sites which are fenced with 2.5m tall wired fences. They are uncrossable and will be marked respectively on the maps. Other than that there are almost no changes to the original map.

All courses were set to avoid creeks crossings as well as rail road. There will be two (2) rail road mandatory crossing points. Please use these locations and plan your routes accordingly. The exception would be southern part of raill road which you are allowed to cross (the nearby bridge might be closed, I didn't check it, but will update you before the start).

Beginners (White/Yellow level) and Intermediate (Orange/Brown level) are standard point-to-point courses.

Advanced course (Green/Red/Blue level) will have several twists to make it more enjoyable experience. There will be one section on the course with 4 checkpoints you’ll have to memorize and navigate to the checkpoints in any order until you reach next available checkpoint on your map. Then later on the course you’ll have another challenge. This time you’ll be offered another set of four (4) checkpoints you can take in any (random) order. There will be “gated” checkpoint you’ll have to punch before and after you done with random checkpoints.

Intermediate and Advanced courses will reuse same control; don’t forget to punch it twice on the way out and back.

There will be no water stops on the course.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
Beginner 2.50km 30.0m 9
Intermediate 5.90km 63.0m 18
Advanced 7.60km 90.0m 26

Sat Feb 25, 2012    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginner program. 11 AM program followed by a white course.
Directions: From I-476N use exit 18A to Ridge Pike, go southeast. From I-476S exit at 18B and use the U turn at Allanwood. From I-76 use exit 338 Green Lane, follow N to left turn on Ridge Pike. Look for signs at corner of Ridge Pike and Port Royal Ave.
Sat Mar 03, 2012    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Indoor beginners program at 10:AM followed by a White course
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
Sun Mar 04, 2012    Fort Washington    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Fink  
Course Setter: Doug Sevon
Directions: From Exit 26 of the PA Turnpike follow PA Rt. 309 south to Rt. 73. Take a right onto Rt. 73 and follow it north and west and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Welcome to the kick-off event for the normal orienteering season. Since it has been awhile since the snowy President's Cup, everyone should be itching to get out for a fun walk/tromp/run through the woods. The courses get you to many parts of the park:  the Wissahickon Creek to the east with a nice section of evergreens, up along the ridge through typical PA forests, and through the central part with with a dense network of trails.

Registration will be located in Parking Lot #5 (near the Hawk Watch). The restrooms at this lot are open. Thanks to Mary Frank who has successfully dealt with the park so we can now collect the registration fees in the park.

The Orange, Green, and Red courses will cross Joshua Road (which bisects the park) twice. Use extreme caution when crossing as this is a busy road, and one of the crossings has limited sight. At each crossing there will be controls on either side of the road, and the time between these controls will not count in the total course time.

Since the park is narrow with a ridge that runs almost the entire length of the park, we've tried not to run you up and down the hill too many times. This has led to courses (particularly the advanced courses) with sections that may feel almost sprint-like with short legs and more controls than normal (plus the 4 controls used to cross the road).

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 3.00km 70.0m 10
Yellow 3.20km 85.0m 9
Orange 4.60km 125.0m 16
Brown 3.40km 115.0m 12
Green 5.10km 140.0m 21
Red 6.70km 180.0m 26

Sun Mar 11, 2012    French Creek State Park West    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: Fred Reed
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs, or from Rt422 take 82 into Birdsboro and follow 345 to park.

ED/CS Notes:
Courses:
W  2.7km  45m
Y  3.7km  75m
O 4.8km  155m
Br 3.9km  90m
G  5.3km  130m
R  7.6km  220m

The French Creek West (FCW) map is not used as often as some other maps, and for good reason.  In addition to the expected aging issues such as changed trails and buildings, much of the vegetation has changed as well, and not for the better.  While the green areas are probably still pretty accurate, the open forest and some clearings have been unevenly overrun with underbrush including some nasty briars of various types.  On top of that, there is a substantial amount of deadfall littered about.  The good news is that this early in the season, the visibility is pretty good and the undergrowth is manageable.  I have done my best to avoid the worst of the overgrown areas and not tempt people into obvious routes that turn out much worse than mapped.  You may, however, find it necessary to make frequent adjustments in your path through the woods to avoid the worst of the briar patches and deadfall as you come across them.  As a result, net pace is probably going to be slower than expected, and maintaining a bearing harder than usual.  I expect the intermediate and advanced courses to be a bit longer and more challenging than they appear on paper.  There are two substantial trail re-routings that will be marked on a map at registration, but the courses are designed to take these changes out of play for reasonable route choices.  No paved roads are crossed, however all but the White course might use a route the runs along the main park road for a short stretch, so be careful if you find yourself there.
Sun Mar 18, 2012    Elk Neck State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Sergei Zhyk
Directions: The park is approximately 30 miles southwest of Wilmington, DE and 50 miles northeast of Baltimore, MD. Take Exit 100 off I-95, follow Rt. 272 for 11 miles south, through the town of North East and into the park.

ED/CS Notes:

The courses will feature rarely used classic course format and will test runners focus in some of the challenging areas of the park.  This meet is a one of the two fundraising events that will benefit DVOA Jukola/Venla teams as they prepare to take on the challenge of beating another very strong American club CSU at this summer relay event in Finland.

See you in the woods!

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.90km 50.0m 6
Yellow 2.70km 80.0m 7
Orange 4.00km 115.0m 7
Brown 4.30km 165.0m 8
Green 5.20km 180.0m 9
Red 7.20km 250.0m 12

Sun Mar 25, 2012    Crows Nest Preserve-French Creek    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John De Wolf  
Course Setter: Mike Bertram
Directions: From Rt 23 about 1 mile West of Knauertown ( and Warwiick Park) turn right on Trythall Road. In about a mile and at the T intersection make a Left on Harmonyville Road and follow signs to the parking location on Piersol Road. From the North use Rt 345 South from 422 or 724 South through French Creek to the junction with Hopewell Road at Hopewell Furnace. Turn left on Hopewell Road, then in just over a mile turn right on Piersol Road.

ED/CS Notes:

Welcome to Crow's Nest Preserve and the French Creek South orienteering map.Course setter's and map maker's comments can be found below. Please note important bridge closing information below.

Parking will be tight, but manageable. Please follow the directions of our volunteers and park where directed. You might give yourself a little extra time to get to the park given the bridge closing and parking contraints.

We can still use a few people to sign up as volunteers at http://www.dvoa.org/events/vols/vol.php?sked_id=811

Map Maker’s & Course Setter’s Notes

 


Welcome to the Crow’s Nest Preserve and the French Creek South orienteering map.  The map covers Natural Land Trust’s Crow’s Nest Preserve and portions of State Gamelands #43.  A section of the French Creek Central map has also been included on the north of the map as that area has its best access from the south.
The landscape of the map is varied including parts of the floodplain of French Creek, agricultural fields, and sections of woodland at various stages of maturity.  The area at the south end of the map has an exposure of diabase rock, a type of granite.  This leads to rocky areas, cliffs, and some huge boulders.  There is evidence of small-scale quarrying in places.  The advanced courses will have the opportunity of playing in the rocks.
In places the runnability is lower than shown on the map due to downed branches from the October snowstorm.  The ground is generally wetter than shown on the map.
Roads: all the courses, except White, cross roads.  Take care when crossing as the line of sight is poor in places.
Ticks: there are areas with high concentrations of ticks.  Check for ticks after orienteering, or even better, get a friend to check you over.  

Important Traffic Alert

PennDOT will be replacing the last of three structurally-deficient state highway bridges on Harmonyville Road starting March 19. This bridge is between Route 345 (Pine Swamp Road) and Bethesda Road. If you are traveling to the preserve from the west, or following directions that lead you to the preserve from Route 23 via Route 345, you will be directed to follow a detour.

A map showing the location of the closed bridge, as well as the parking and start/finish areas for our event can be found at http://g.co/maps/ynhwu

Additional info at http://www.natlands.org/preserves-to-visit/blog/crows-nest-traffic-alert-harmonyville-road-west-of-preserve-will-close-tomorrow-for-bridge-replacement/

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.30km 20.0m 4
Yellow 2.70km 75.0m 7
Orange 4.40km 120.0m 7
Brown 4.20km 65.0m 10
Green 4.80km 135.0m 8
Red 6.50km 150.0m 11

Sun Apr 01, 2012    Warwick County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter:
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs

ED/CS Notes:

Special Invitation to One and All .....Fools, The Fool Hearty and to Nobody's Fool:

Don't be Foolish and miss your chance to fool "O"round in Warwick County Park this Sunday (4/1/12).

Courses are set and the maps are ready - it's no joke!

DVOA has special ordered fool-proof weather for the event!

DRESS APPROPRIATELY.

We expect if you do ... there will be many Photo Finishes. The woods are as good as they can get (beautiful!) ... so don't be a Fool for the City this weekend. Put on your Dancin Fool "O" shoes and come on out.

Remember once this event passes You Won't Get Fooled Again ... by DVOA in 2012.

Hope to see Everyone there !

- The Fools on the Hill ....Gang
The Event Organizers ???

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Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.91km 50.0m 10
Yellow 2.05km 70.0m 10
Orange 4.59km 120.0m 18
Brown 3.97km 70.0m 18
Green 5.16km 125.0m 20
Red 7.02km 270.0m 0

Sat Apr 07, 2012    Washington Crossing State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Burg  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: E-mail pre-registration REQUIRED. Send e-mail to registermenow[at]dvoa[dot]org with your name, course, number of people, and cell phone number. It is required by park regulations.
Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left

ED/CS Notes:

Great news everyone!  Washington Crossing this Saturday is a GO!

Thanks to Mary Frank's persistence and patience, we have retained access to one of our nicest NJ venues. And it projects to be ideal orienteering weather on Saturday -- sunny and low 60's -- so come out for a run (or walk) in the woods.

SPECIAL NOTES:  We do have to provide all sorts of extra information and procedures to accomodate the Park's concern for everyone's safety.  So we need to have everyone pre-register at registermenow@dvoa.org listing your name(s), cell phone #(s), course(s), and the numbers in your group.  Park officials want this information BEFORE the event, so please register as soon as possible.  Even if you just think you might attend, please pre-register.  (And plan to take your cell phone out on the course with you.)

We will also need plenty of volunteers in order to staff special checkpoints and administrative procedures.  So we are asking all DVOA veterans to consider giving us at least a little of your time before or after you go out on your course. We are very fortunate to be able to continue using Washington Crossing.  So please be gracious and welcoming to all Park officials.

COURSE NOTES:  These are the courses we had printed last October to debut the newly revised map of Washington Crossing.  Veterans may recognize the park, but not the map.  Some old dense field areas have now grown into new-growth woods and some dense woods have thinned out, revealing great new terrain and features where no orienteer has ever dared to go.  Even the areas you are more familiar with have new features and other refinements.  So we're hoping for some eye-opening route choices you have never considered before.

For those less familiar with the park, Washington Crossing boasts very user-friendly terrain, (almost no rock, no cliffs to speak of, precious little marsh and easily avoided dark green), featuring moderate hills sloping down to an intricate system of long creek-bed reentrants (with lots of side reentrants) all draining down to the Delaware River.  There is a generous mix of open as well as greener woods, open lawn and high grass fields, meandering trail system, and old farm fields that are quickly becoming interesting mazes of mixed growth.  The new map definitely offers lots of choices for course setting.

All the courses use only the terrain that has been completed so far.  (Just wait until our annual October event when we will debut the map for a second time, now expanded to the complete park!)  Come out to the wilds of New Jersey and enjoy this great park.

See you all in the woods....with bells (and cell phones) on. Laughing

Bob Burg

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.88km 45.0m 13
Yellow 2.92km 55.0m 11
Orange 4.37km 70.0m 13
Brown 4.18km 90.0m 10
Green 5.52km 130.0m 14
Red 8.01km 150.0m 22
SprintO 1.74km 50.0m 9

Sat Apr 07, 2012    Gifford Pinchot    W  Y  O  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: SVO
Course Setter: SVO
Notes: SVO Event between York and Harrisburg
Directions: Take Rt 30 west to just beyond York, then go north on Rt 74, OR take the PA Turnpike to the Harrisburg West Exit, go South on I-83 then west on 177 to 74 then south on 74 a short distance and make a left to get to the side of the lake that is mapped.
Sat Apr 14, 2012    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Tim Walsh  610-446-3255
Course Setter: Tim Walsh
Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sun Apr 15, 2012    Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Lisa Carter  
Co-Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: Mike Carter Co-Setter: Ron Bortz
Directions: Go to the event page for directions

ED/CS Notes:

As most know, this is my first go at setting courses. I hope you all enjoy running them as much as I did setting them. ALL feedback is welcomed.

Ok to the important information...

1. There are two areas on the map that are off limits - the rifle range and the COPES course, these are marked on the map as "out of bounds". There will also be a map at registration highlighting these areas. Please navigate around these and do not run through. The COPES course has a rope strung about waist high with signs warning to KEEP OUT, please obey.

2. There are a few changes on the map in the camp area. Mostly with buildings and tent platforms. I tried to avoid the areas with major changes, but I'm sure some with find themselves in these areas. So if you're using buildings or tent platforms to navigate, be careful. Shouldn't affect white course, but may affect others depending on route choice.

3. The Camp Ranger said some camps may be occupied with scouts, please be respectful and do not run through occupied campsites. It's easy enough to skirt the edges.

4. Registration and Start will be at the Tuscarora Pavillion, the first parking area to the right using the main entrance, look for signs.

5. Bathrooms are available.

Hope to see ya on the 15th.

Mike

 

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.60km 35.0m 12
Yellow 2.60km 65.0m 16
Orange 4.20km 120.0m 20
Brown 3.90km 80.0m 12
Green 4.00km 130.0m 20
Red 6.50km 175.0m 21

Sat Apr 21, 2012    Saucon Park    W  Y  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: A small section of the Star Village map redone at 1:5000 by Petr Hartman.
Sun Apr 22, 2012    Hibernia County Park    W  Y  O  Sprint-O  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter: Sergei Zhyk Co-Setter: Gregory Balter
Notes: Middle distance course will be offered and sprint if you need more exercise.
Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

We would like to invite all of you for another day of orienteering in the spring, rain or shine, and celebrate Earth Day with us. The extended forecast shows much cooler temperatures for the weekend with a chance of rain, which should give you almost perfect running conditions.

In addition to the standard White/Yellow/Orange courses we will be offering an Advanced (Middle distance) course for those who would traditionally run on Brown, Green, or Red/Blue courses. Such a format will allow many more people to compare their results and routes with the winner, as opposed to the usual format. Also, a quick and a fun Sprint course will be offered for those who would like some more training in this discipline. There are a number of out of bounds areas on the map, and we ask that you observe the rules and not run through these areas.

We hope to see you in the woods.

P.S. There will be food offered - hot dogs, hamburgers, normal condiments, and some soda, gatorade, iced tea or something. Donations will go to support our juniors traveling to JWOC.

P.P.S. Help is still needed at this event. Please consider to give us back a bit of your time. Volunteers signup page is available here.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.70km 50.0m 8
Yellow 2.90km 60.0m 9
Orange 3.90km 90.0m 11
SprintO 2.30km 35.0m 10
Advanced 5.00km 130.0m 19

Sun Apr 29, 2012    Fair Hill - Big Elk Chapel    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Fred Hartline  
Course Setter: Bev Hartline
Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213

ED/CS Notes:

ED & Course Setter’s Notes
Parking will be in the gravel lot at the corner of Gallaher Road and Big Elk Chapel Road, with overflow parking on the grass just east of Gallaher Road.  In planning this event and the course designs, we have had to factor in another organization's "buggy ride," scheduled for Saturday, which has Sunday as its rain date.  If they're out at all, we don't expect very many buggies, but our "usual" parking/registration area inside the gate on the east side of Gallaher Road has been reserved for buggy folks.  Consider CAR POOLING, if you can, as the parking lots will be busy, especially if the weather is sunny & nice on Sunday.
The woods at Fair Hill are glorious--open, bright, and mostly runnable, but they are greening up a bit as is to be expected, and the week's rains may make some areas (and trails) a bit muddy.  The map, made in 2005, is mostly OK, except for a number of unmapped or 'moved' trails.  Even competitors on Yellow need to be a bit careful not to mistake an unexpected trail for another that's on the map!
Most mapped root stocks have nearly disappeared, while many huge new root stocks are not mapped. For the most part, the map is good regarding vegetation.  
Be considerate of horse and buggy traffic-- stop or walk slowly, OFF the trail, when horses are approaching. White through Brown courses will not cross any roads or the carriage roads used by the buggy ride. Green and Red will cross Gallaher and the buggy routes. Time spent crossing Gallaher road at start and finish will be subtracted from the elapsed time.
RED & GREEN-- PLEASE CHECK AT REGISTRATION TO CONFIRM THE START AND FINISH DETAILS FOR YOUR COURSES.  
Water & cups have been placed at locations marked on the MAP, which are convenient to several courses, rather than at specific controls. Pay attention to these locations, if you are thirsty.
We still need volunteers, so please sign up if you can work registration, start, computers, or control pick-up!
See you there!    --Bev & Fred

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.00km 25.0m 9
Yellow 2.70km 30.0m 9
Orange 4.60km 60.0m 10
Brown 4.00km 60.0m 10
Green 6.10km 190.0m 12
Red 8.50km 230.0m 15

Sat May 05, 2012    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter: Mark Frank
Notes: MASOC 24. Preregistration required. Entry forms are at http://www.scoutorienteering.com/masoc_downloads.htm
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 06, 2012    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter: Mark Frank
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Much of the area covered by the new version of French Creek Central has been updated over the past couple winters by Vladimir Zherdev and Ed Scott.  Mark Frank has avoided most of the greenest areas and the areas of greatest damage from the October snow storm.  Parking and registration is at the swimming pool lot on the South shore of Hopewell Lake.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.76km 40.0m 9
Yellow 4.14km 70.0m 11
Orange 4.39km 110.0m 10
Brown 3.96km 95.0m 10
Green 5.58km 145.0m 10
Red 7.38km 225.0m 16

Sat May 12, 2012    Kings Gap    W  Y  O  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: SVO
Course Setter: SVO
Notes: SVO event.
Directions: About 13 miles SW of Carlisle. Take PA34 S off I-81 on the south side of Carlisle.

ED/CS Notes:

Course setters notes for SVO orienteering event at KINGS GAP ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER Saturday, May 12, 2012.

There are two interesting differences for this event.
 1. We are staging out of the "ponds" area in the middle of the map. This means that all courses will see new terrain that could not be reached when we staged out of the mansion area at the top.
 2. The red and green courses will have about 50 percent of their controls on a new section that Kings Gap recently acquired.

We only have the base map so some (but not all) of the locations will be on the easy side. This will be an opportunity to be the first orienteers to see this new terrain.  You will get two maps; one is the regular O-map and the other is a color copy of the base map for the new area. On the unfortunate side, a portion of the map has been logged. It is pretty easy to traverse, but ugly. The courses stay out of this area to the degree possible.

Brad Whitmore.

Sun May 13, 2012    Evansburg    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Directions: From Rt. 422 take Rt. 29, North to Collegeville, East on Germantown Pike and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Come and celebrate Mother's day at Evansburg State Park!  Bring a picnic and take your mother on an orienteering course!  Can't bring Mom?  I'm sure she still wants you to get some fresh air, some exercise, and have fun doing it!
Are you a Mom?  Swings, climbing equipment and more at a modern playground await your kids - and it's not same old one in your neighborhood!
Mom needs a break for Mother's day?  Dad can take the kids out for a hike around the park with a map (ooh, a treasure hunt!), and some time at the playground!
A full range of courses are offered from very easy to advanced!  Come and enjoy the outdoors this Spring.

Course setter's notes:
Revised Map
  The Evansburg map was updated with over 200 revisions for the Fall 2011 event, followed by almost 100 more for this Spring 2012 event, to help ensure that trails, vegetation and other things along your route choices and in your controls circles more up to date.
Course-specific notes:
  Orange, Green, Red, Blue:  the course lines criss-cross a few times, so please keep a close eye on the control number you are heading for, as well as the lines interconnecting them, to ensure you are aiming for the right one.
  Orange, Brown, Green, Red, Blue:  some routes can potentially go nearby houses that are within or along the edge of the park.  Please especially avoid the yards marked with purple out-of-bounds overprint, and the olive-green residential area markings, near the edges of the map, outside the park boundaries.   Inside the park, you may pass by residences without such out-of-bound marking (there is one house near a reasonable route on these courses), and in these cases, please at least stay near the edge of the yard.
  Blue:  has a control in a new, partially-mapped section of the park.  This section stands out with a white-and-green diamond pattern covering the portions of that forest that remain unmapped.  Within this area, there are several trails (accurately mapped) which provide different route choices on the legs to and from the control.
  Green, Red, Blue:  Some legs routes have route choices with Evansburg Creek crossings.  The Green course has 2 effectively-required crossings, and Red and Blue courses having viable route choice options across or around the creek.   
   To assist in making these crossings, 7 creek crossing points have been marked with the purple crossing-point symbol.  All of these points can be crossed at ankle-to-knee deep, and usually 10-20m wide to get across. 
  The required stream crossings on the Green course are among the widest and shallowest of the crossings, with a ~100m long, ~20m wide stretch of the creek almost entirely 
  In addition to the marked crossing points, you are allowed to cross the creek even at other locations if you'd like (anglers do it all the time), but the depth may be more than knee deep.   
  In any case, please cross the creek at your own risk, and if you are water crossing-averse, avoid the Green course (e.g. try Brown, Orange or Red…), and if on Red or Blue, take the nearby bridge crossings instead of the creek.
Terrain and Cautions:
  Roads:  All courses cross park roads, and parking lots which likely will have some traffic, including other orienteers.  Advanced courses may cross or run along public roads briefly, depending on route choice.  There are no crossing guards at any of the places you may cross.  Please exercise normal caution to avoid vehicles when crossing these areas.
  Muddy trails: Some of the trails , esp. the wider ones with strips of rough open along them are have some rather muddy patches and can be bumpy if chewed up by horses.  You might want to bring a change of shoes for afterwards, especially if it has been wet in the week leading up to the event.
    Vegetation: Orange and Advanced course competitors should note that vegetation has not been fully remapped, and, due to age, has often changed.  Fortunately, the most common change has been for areas mapped as dark green to have become significantly more navigable, likely better mapped as medium green, perhaps with white and/or light-green patches within.  While you may not want to aim for dark green just to check for yourself, if you do find yourself heading toward mapped dark green, keep your eyes up, looking ahead, and you can often find a reasonable way through.
  In most cases, courses have been designed to take you through the lighter areas when off trail.  There are also several route-choice trail options in the thicker areas of the park.  
    Poison Ivy:  In the flatter areas near the creek, off-trail courses (including trail-to-trail short-cuts on Yellow) will come across several area of grassy forest that will often contain ankle to knee high sprigs of poison ivy.  If you are susceptible to poison ivy, wear long pants, keep an eye out and since it's usually not too dense, you can wiggle around most of it.  And, as usual, wash off from whatever sprigs you did bump when you get back to the finish.   
  (The course setter, usually quite susceptible to poison ivy, has used these precautions with 100pct. effectiveness, now one week after having finished all streamering.)
    Ticks:  In ~20 km + several hours of time in the forest, the course setter has yet to get any ticks at Evansburg this year, despite forgetting to use bug spray every time... 

Still, there are signs say ticks are out there, so you might want to take normal bu-spray and post-shower tick-check precautions.


Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.76km 50.0m 8
Yellow 2.11km 65.0m 8
Orange 4.64km 120.0m 13
Brown 3.25km 110.0m 11
Green 6.39km 145.0m 16
Red 7.83km 245.0m 18
Blue 10.42km 240.0m 23

Sun May 20, 2012    Hay Creek  
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: This event has to be cancelled due to a lack of a course setter and event director.
Directions: North side (rustic picinic area): From Rt 422 go south on Rt 345. Continue straight on Furnace Street in Birdsboro to a dead end at the Birdsboro Rustic Picnic area. From the South take Rt 10 north from Morgantown to Plow Road and continue on Cocalico Road to Hay Creek Road turn right and follow signs to parking.
Sat Jun 02, 2012    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fatlands    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter:
Notes: 9-1 instructional program
Directions: Pawlings Road:From PA Rt. 422 Exit at Oaks and head East on Egypt Road. Make a right onto Pawlings Rd. Watch for O'-signs. Betzwood Bridge: After the right onto Trooper Road, go left at Audubon Road. Follow O Signs.
Sun Jun 03, 2012    Daniel Boone Homestead    W  Y  O  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Gross  
Course Setter: Bob Gross
Directions: From PA Rt. 422, 8 miles west of Pottstown, go north at Baumstown on Daniel Boone Road. Follow O'-signs from Rt. 422.
Sun Jun 10, 2012    Core Creek Park    W  Y  O  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Jim Puzo  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Pavilion 8 in the Dutchess Lane Picnic Area. N 40.11.730 W 074.54.979. It is best to use the Bridgetown Pike park entrance. The pavilion is 0.4 miles west of the Park Admin Office. For volunteers, we have a nice view of the lake while we do our work that day.
Directions: From Langhorne, PA follow PA Rt. 413 North toward Newtown and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

 

Great news everyone!  We have an unprecedented opportunity to use beautiful portions of the Core Creek map where no DVOA’er has ever dared to tread (we think). So we’ve decided to make a day of it.

First, we’ve designed a 4.4k Advanced course (details below) to take advantage of this opportunity.  It will take full advantage of white woods that, as far as we’ve been able to figure out, DVOA has never visited before.  We will also offer the normal White and Yellow courses, with an Orange course that will challenge both new and experienced intermediate orienteers.  And no one has to contend with straight vertical courses or boulder fields! 

Second, we invite you to bring a potluck picnic item and hang out with us after running a course to socialize with the orienteering crowd during the afternoon.  We will have a grill to use, and ask you to bring whatever you would like to share.  We assure you that we’ve ordered nothing but blue skies and ideal temperatures for the day.

Third, Bob is designing a special event, using the White course control locations, for families and groups to go out on (either as your first course or as a follow-up fun event) where you are asked to find information, do fun activities, and discover the park in a unique way.  We ask that you donate whatever is appropriate for you that will be given to Core Creek Park for their continuing hospitality.

 

Core Creek is a Bucks County park that features wonderful open lawns, an abundant collection of pavilions that the local populations use enthusiastically Spring through Fall, with patches of woods and open trees providing a great venue for beginner orienteering courses.  Expanding to surrounding sections of woods, the park provides intricate terrain for intermediate courses, with some well-mapped sections that provide beautiful open woods and intricate trail systems that will challenge advanced orienteers as well.

So we encourage you to experience Core Creek Park like DVOA never has before.  And we welcome you to spend the afternoon with us, meeting and greeting with our warm orienteering community. 

 

See you in the woods (and park) and picnic pavilion.   

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.70km 24.0m 11
Yellow 3.50km 36.0m 11
Orange 4.80km 60.0m 12
Advanced 4.40km 66.0m 12

Sun Jun 17, 2012    Mount Penn - Pagoda    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Len Policelli  
Co-Director: Patty Policelli  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Notes: Parking and Registration at the Fire Tower.
Directions: From the E or S: Business 422 into Reading and look for O signs. From the W or N: Skyline Drive south from Rt 12 and look for O signs

ED/CS Notes:

Come enjoy orienteering on Father's Day at Mt. Penn and visit the Pagoda while you are there. The views of Reading are fantastic. Ed Scott has been gracious enough to give his time as course setter to make sure this event stayed on the calendar. We still need to confirm some help so if you are available, go through the volunteer link and sign up for a role. Course specifics will be posted shortly. Hope to see many of you there.

Course setter’s notes: Mt Penn 6/17/12

Mt Penn did not suffer as much damage as French Creek in the snowstorm last October, but there are a few limbs down which might necessitate some small detours along the way.  The main concern is that the mountain bikers have been busy making even more new trails since our last run here.  Best strategy will be to use any unmarked trails when they are doing what you want them to do and drop them when they are no longer useful.  Some of them are quite distinct and can be difficult to distinguish from the original trails, so staying in map contact, even when on a trail, will be advantageous.

 

Many of the dry ditches have been converted in to downhill bike trails since the map was produced, so don’t be surprised if what appears on the map to be a remote dry ditch is a three foot wide swath of packed dirt… maybe with a few jumps along the way.

 

In general the vegetation mapping is still OK and the courses do not send anyone through severely thorny areas.  There are thick pockets of spicebush and a couple areas where the hickory saplings are hard to see through.  The ferns are up and sometimes obscure some nasty stony ground.

 

Please respect the red crosshatched areas of private property.

 


 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.55km 95.0m 10
Yellow 2.59km 95.0m 11
Orange 4.52km 180.0m 10
Brown 3.99km 130.0m 9
Green 5.72km 130.0m 12
Red 7.46km 220.0m 15

Sat Jun 23, 2012    Myrick Center (BVA)    W  Y  Special  Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter: Clem McGrath
Notes: Summer Picnic and Summer Meeting. Course details to follow. Mass start at 12:00PM.
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.

ED/CS Notes:

DVOA invites you to our summer picnic and annual Vice President’s Cup at the beautiful H.E. Myrick Conservation Center of the Brandywine Valley Association.

 

We will offer a fun orienteering event that has something for all abilities.
 
The event will be a relay, with three legs, run according to the US Relay Champs points system to determine time “bonuses” for runners.
 
Those rules are:
  1. Ages 17-20 or 35-49 receives 1 point
  2. Ages 15, 16 or 50-59 receives 2 points
  3. Under 15 years of age or 60 and older receives 3 points
  4. A female orienteer receives 2 points, in addition to any age points.
  5. [ex. 15-year old female = 4 points; 47 year old male = 1 point; 23 year old male = 0 points]
Each point is worth a 4 minute deduction from the time taken on a leg.
 
So, a team of a M18, an M21, and a F65 would have (1 x 4) + (0 x 4) + (5 x 4) = 24 minutes subtracted from their total time. And so forth.
 
You are welcome to run the relay as an individual or a team of two, but the same point system applies.
 
There are three courses: Easy, Medium, and Long, as follows:
  • Easy: 2.1K, 9 controls (white difficulty)
  • Medium: 2.0K, 11 controls (intermediate+ difficulty)
  •  Long: 2.4K, 7 controls (intermediate+ difficulty)
The Medium/Long courses can be completed by an orange runner.
 
Some of the courses may have “forking”, but everyone will visit the same controls; the order may differ across teams. In other words, Team A may run E, L, M, Team B may run M, E, L, and so forth. One or more of the E, M, L courses may be forked such that there will be a split at some point in the course and some runners will go one direction, and the rest the other, before converging. So, following is OK—but pay attention!
 
The event will be a mass start, at noon (12:00PM). Teams will do the legs in random order. In other words, at "go" some runners will be on Easy, some Medium, and some Long. The teams will be given their packet of maps before the start, in the order they will run.

Map notes
The map has aged slightly, but is still pretty good. One rough open field has grown in and is overprinted in purple. In addition, some recently planted corn fields are overprinted in purple as well. The outlines of these cultivation areas are indicated by vegetation boundaries on the map. The courses are designed such that runners need not cross the corn fields, but fallow, or recently mowed wheat/hay fields are OK to cross. Please be respectful of the area and do not run in any fields where you might damage crops.
 
One trail recently had a large downed tree on it which might require some clamboring for runners on several courses. Hopefully it has become more passable.
 
Clem McGrath
(Course Setter)

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
Relay 2.10km 0.0m 9
Relay 2.00km 0.0m 11
Relay 2.40km 0.0m 7

Sun Jul 22, 2012    Springton Manor    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Fred Reed  
Course Setter: Fred Reed
Directions: From the North take Rt 82 south to Rt 282. Follow 282 south and look for O signs at the junction with Springton Road. From the south take Rt 282 north from Downingtown to the intersection with Springton Road and follow the O signs.

ED/CS Notes:

 

 DVOA welcomes you to a special mid-summer training event at Springton Manor Farm park in Glenmoore PA. Besides offering the usual challenges of competition, Springton Manor Farm is a compact park with a great map for learning about orienteering or "taking it up a notch." In addition to the usual competitive courses, there will be several short training courses to try out on your own or with help. Orienteers of all ages and experience levels will be volunteering to help less experienced orienteers get better at this challenging sport. So, if you've never tried orienteering, or want to move up to an intermediate or advanced course, this will be a great time to do it.


In addition to providing extra training opportunities, we are especially interested in getting new families and juniors introduced to the sport, and our one-time special pricing structure reflects that. For this event only, the following map fees apply (a team sharing one map pays only one map fee based on the least expensive member).
Juniors (under 21) — $4
Adult (non-DVOA) — $12
Adult (DVOA) — $7
This includes use of the special training courses (re-using maps) as well as a full competitive course with electronic timing and take-home map. As always, drinks and snacks will be provided. Where else can you get expert instruction, hours of fun, and refreshments for a couple of bucks?


Pre-register at this website by July 16th for a $1 per map discount. Pre-registration is optional and there is no pre-payment required--this will just help us print enough of the right maps for everyone.


DVOA members--we're hoping for a great turnout and your willingness to share time with others before or after your own runs.  Just come ready to help and learn.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.10km 40.0m 11
Yellow 2.40km 55.0m 9
Orange 4.20km 95.0m 13
Brown 3.10km 70.0m 11
Green 4.80km 130.0m 10
Red 6.00km 150.0m 15

Sun Aug 05, 2012    French Creek State Park East    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Nathan Ohrwaschel
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

French Creek will provide many challenges for all orienteers.  First time using the new map of FCE which is printed at 1:10,000!  Pretty excited to see everyone come out and enjoy the new map.

Its supposed to be very hot so the courses are slightly shorter than normal.  There will also be some extra water controls along with plenty of water at the finish.  Make sure to stay hydrated.

Parking will be at the Baptism Creek area along with registration.  Remember parking here is a little tight.  

White and yellow are both on the shorter side of things, but if you are looking to move up to yellow today would be the day or if white wasn't enough go back for more on the yellow.

Orange has nice long legs with some interesting route choices.

Brown and Green both have some pretty sweet legs.  Will have to mix up the pace on the short and long legs to stay focused and clean out there.

Red gets you around the map in some tricky ways with many direction changes.  There is a butterfly loop so make sure you go to all controls in the correct order.  

 

 

Sat Aug 11, 2012    Frances Slocum State Park (POC)    Score-O  Special  Canoe-O  Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Ron Bortz  610-334-3523
Course Setter: Ron Bortz
Notes: A smorgasbord weekend.. Run, Paddle, Bike.. with perhaps a night O thrown in. Look for details after the permissions are nailed down.
Directions: From I-81 take PA309 west to Carverton Rd, left on 8th St in Carverton and left on Mt Olivet Rd to park

ED/CS Notes:

A very special and different orienteering/social weekend is planned for some mid-summer fun in the Poconos. Everyone who likes the outdoors is invited. To catch up on all the details as they unfold continue to moniter the postings on the eBOARD.

Foot-O......Canoe-O......Bike-O.....Night-O....Sprint-O.....Camping.....Swimming.....Fishing.....Games.....More

Do not miss this one-of-a kind event.

e-Mail, Facebook, Tweet all your friends. Come on out and have a blast !

If you are reading this you are invited.

For the final pre-event post and final details click on e-Board

 

 

 

Sun Aug 12, 2012    Frances Slocum State Park (POC)    Score-O  Special  Canoe-O  Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Ron Bortz  610-334-3523
Course Setter: Ron Bortz
Notes: A smorgasbord weekend.. Run, Paddle, Bike.. with perhaps a night O thrown in. Look for details after the permissions are nailed down.
Directions: From I-81 take PA309 west to Carverton Rd, left on 8th St in Carverton and left on Mt Olivet Rd to park
Sun Aug 19, 2012    Tyler State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Karl Ahlswede  
Course Setter: Greg Ahlswede
Directions: From I-95 exit 49 take PA Rt. 332 west toward Newtown. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs. Parking and registration will be in the Boardwalk Picnic Area, inside the park.

ED/CS Notes:

Tyler State Park offers wide open fields with pockets of open forests which are full of trails. In short, finding controls will be very easy. For that reason the courses are on the long side and will feature route choice and map reading challenges.  

That start area will be at the Hickory Nut Picnic Grove with nearby "comfort stations" that have running water. There is no pavillion but there is abundant shade in the start/finish area.

A special running of the blue course will be the Tyler Goat Sprint. This exciting event will feature a mass start at high noon and a 12 control mini-sprint where one control can be dropped. Accurate map reading and efficient execution of route choice will be necessary for victory.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.80km 35.0m 17
Yellow 2.50km 35.0m 9
Orange 4.90km 65.0m 16
Brown 3.90km 35.0m 13
Green 5.70km 85.0m 20
Red 8.20km 115.0m 26
Blue 11.40km 230.0m 30

Sun Aug 26, 2012        W 
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginner program at 10AM followed by a white course.
Sun Sep 09, 2012    Myrick Center (BVA)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ann MacMullan  
Course Setter: Vadim Masalkov Co-Setter: Clem McGrath
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.

ED/CS Notes:

 

The Myrick Event in West Chester, PA, will be taking place on Sunday, September 9th as planned, and we are still looking for volunteers.  If you've never volunteered before, today would be a great day to start! 

Volunteer at Myrick

We will have bathroom facilities in the barn across the street.

Thanks to Vadim for designing these courses, and Clem for vetting them.  They look really fun!

All courses

Myrick is a beautiful place. It is a mixed-use facility, with active agriculture. Currently, there are sunflowers, corn, soybeans, and more being grown across the rolling fields. Many are nearing maturity. We attempted to indicate where some of these crops are being grown with vertical purple cross-hatching on your maps. We may not have gotten them all. Please use your best judgment and do not go into or across any field that has crops larger than grass planted.


There is one corridor where a number of courses may cross a field. It is indicated with a “crossing point” symbol to draw your attention to this approved and useful passage. There are also two places—a footbridge and a passage between two fields—indicated with a purple X. The footbridge is broken (but you can go next to it), and the passage is overgrown, but might be negotiable for the brave.


The advanced courses cross themselves a lot, and may visit the same control more than once. Please be careful to punch each time, and read carefully to your next control so that you don’t go off in the wrong direction. We don’t want any accidental mispunches!


Finally, there is one water location. It is at a control, but this control may not be on all courses. If it is not on your course, it will be indicated with a cup symbol. All advanced courses go by it several times, and you can have a drink when needed. White and yellow do not have water on their courses, but we will have water for you at the finish.

 

Have fun!

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.70km 50.0m 11
Yellow 3.40km 60.0m 10
Orange 4.70km 75.0m 15
Brown 3.70km 75.0m 14
Green 4.80km 105.0m 21
Red 5.50km 135.0m 27

Sat Sep 15, 2012    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Fred Kruesi  
Course Setter:
Notes: Preregistration is required. Information and page to Register on line is here
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903

ED/CS Notes:

Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA) will host their 21st annual training and camping weekend on September 15 & 16, 2012 in Hickory Run State Park. Additional information and registration can be found http://www.dvoa.org/learn/hickoryrun/index.php.

Sat Sep 15, 2012    Hickory Run Daddy Allen    Night-O  Beginner  Int  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: Janet Porter
Notes: First starts at dark. Preregistration is required. Information and page to Register on line is here
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.
Sun Sep 16, 2012    Hickory Run Sand Spring    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Ed Scott Co-Setter: Rob Wilkison
Notes: Sunday start window is 10 to noon.
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sat Sep 22, 2012    Lower Perkiomen / J.J. Audubon    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Perkiomen park NOD beginner program 10am - Noon
Directions: From King of Prussia follow US 422 west to Oaks Exit. At the bottom of the ramp turn right at the light then make another right at the next light. Follow O-signs to parking. From Pottstown follow US 422 east to the Oaks Exit. Stay right at end of ramp and yield on to Egypt Road. Go under 422 and make a right at the 2nd light (before crossing bridge). Follow O-signs to parking.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.95km 30.0m 10

Sun Sep 23, 2012    Governor Dick    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: MIHAI VERES Co-Setter: Florin Tencariu
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.40km 30.0m 8
Yellow 3.50km 125.0m 11
Orange 3.00km 165.0m 10
Brown 4.20km 115.0m 9
Green 5.00km 125.0m 11
Red 6.90km 220.0m 14
Blue 8.80km 265.0m 20

 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginner program at 10:AM followed by a white course.
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724

ED/CS Notes:

Much thanks to Bob Gross for all his hard work with designing the courses, Mark Frank for his work on helping Bob set the courses, Samuel Kolins, John Gillette, Donna Zimmer, Diane Reider, Ed Neimann for all the Registration/computer support; and pick up...  thanks to Roger Hartley, Ed Scott, John Gillette (volunteer extrordinare), Diane Reider for fetching the controls....  Oh, and Mr. Weatherman, thank you for holding off the rain!

 

Sun Sep 30, 2012    Nolde Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Bob Gross
Directions: South of Reading PA on route 625. Take Rt 724 West from I 176, or East from 222 and turn south on 625. The park is about 2 miles South of that intersection.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.87km 85.0m 11
Yellow 3.10km 115.0m 8
Orange 4.20km 165.0m 12
Brown 3.90km 145.0m 12
Green 5.60km 190.0m 11
Red 7.30km 290.0m 14

Sun Oct 07, 2012    Green Lane Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: John Campbell
Directions: From Rt 422 take Rt 29 north. About 3.5 miles after the junction with Rt 73 look for a left turn onto Deep Creek Road and follow that and O signs to the park. From the North on Rt 29, look for O signs to the right as you approach the town of Green Lane..

ED/CS Notes:

The Green Lane event on Sunday October 7, 2012 needs more than the usual volunteers due to the fact that there will be no E punching because of the closeness of the NAOC.  Also this is the last local event before the NAOC to be able to get into the woods and warm up some for the NAOC.  John Campbell is the course setter for the orange and above courses and I have set the white and yellow courses.  John has dicovered that he has a personal conflict on Saturday and really needs help with hanging controls and I would appreciate someone arriving early on Sunday to hang the white and yellow controls so that I can attend to setting up the rest of the event in a timely matter.  If you can help with hanging controls either day please contact me directly.  Course information will be available soon.


Janet Porter

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.73km 35.0m 11
Yellow 3.46km 85.0m 15
Orange 3.20km 55.0m 12
Brown 3.90km 85.0m 11
Green 5.35km 120.0m 15
Red 7.00km 165.0m 20

 
Event Director: Dave Urban  
Course Setter: Bob Fink
Notes: This event will be pin punch as all our available epunch equipment is needed for next weekends events.
Directions: From the Lansdale exit on the Northeast extension of the PA Turnpike, turn right onto Route 63 (West). Follow Route 63 through Mainland and Harleysville. As you near Sumneytown you will go down a large hill. Bear right just beyond the hill onto Geryville

ED/CS Notes:

 

Course

Camp Delmont has suffered some recent storm damage, and falling leaves have obscured most trails, which were not very visible to start with. A few streamers will help those on the B course keep on the trail, however, the B course will be challenging for those new to orienteering. Take advantage of instruction at the start, or go as a team with a more experienced person. While small streams were dry, unmapped wet areas were encountered. Rocks and boulders are often wet and slippery. Take care!

The archery/rifle range is marked as out-of-bounds. The fence surrounding the area is very difficult to see and is down in many places. Take care!

Score- O

A Score-O is an orienteering event in which the controls may be visited in any order, but time is limited. Controls may have different point values; greater points are assigned to controls that are more difficult to locate or that are greater distance from the start. The orienteer must decide how many controls can be visited within the set time limit. Penalty points are applied to those out for longer than the set time.

The time limit is 90 minutes for both courses. The point value each control is 10 x the first digit of the control number. In other words, control number 37 has a point value of 30, control number 55 has a 50 point value. The penalty is 30 points for each minute or fraction of minute you exceed 90 minutes. Course planning is critical, you will not receive your map before your "out time".

There are 2 water stops marked on the clue sheet, plan your course accordingly.

If you have never done a Score-O before, here are a few tips:

Wear a watch and get back in 90 minutes or less, or suffer a substantial penalty.

Take a few minutes at the start to plan a route.

You can find the controls in any order.

For this event, the higher control numbers get you more points.

Course A

This is the advanced course suitable for those experienced with Brown, Green, Red, or Blue courses. This course over 12 K to visit all controls.

Course B

This course is suitable for those comfortable running Yellow or Orange. This course is NOT recommended for those very new to Orienteering. Hints, Assistance, and Route Planning will be available for the "B" course. The B course is over 6 K to visit all controls. You do not have to visit all controls to have a satisfying time in the woods.

Miscellanies

Primitive facilities are available near registration/start/finish area. Plan accordingly!

 

Fri Oct 19, 2012    Adams Creek    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Co-Director: Dave Urban  
Course Setter: Clem McGrath Co-Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Notes: North Americans Middle distance More information
Directions: Go to the Junction of US 209 and PA 739 and look for O signs
Sat Oct 20, 2012    Egypt Mills    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Co-Director: Dave Urban  
Course Setter: Petr Hartman Co-Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Notes: North Americans - Long More information
Directions: Go North on US 209 from I 80 and look for O signs.
Sun Oct 21, 2012    Pocono Environmental Education Center    Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Co-Director: Dave Urban  
Course Setter: Sam Reed Co-Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Notes: North Americans - Relay More information
Directions: Go north on US 209 from I 80, or South from I 84. Look for O signs.
Sat Oct 27, 2012    Washington Crossing State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Doug Sevon  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Scout and JROTC units must pre-register for this event. Contact the event director for a registration form; for open (public) event send an email to registermenow[at]dvoa[dot]org with Name, Course, Cell Phone Number, and names of any others in the group to reserve a spot. Scout and JROC starts will be from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. For the general public, starts will run from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Pre-registration is mandatory. For anyone who can help out a bit, please follow the Volunteer link
Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left

ED/CS Notes:

 

BEAT THE HURRICANE INTO (and out of) THE WOODS

While the annual Scout and JROTC event at Washington Crossing looks to be free of snow this year, the forecast for the near future is even more dramatic.  But Hurricane Sandy won't be here till a day or two later.  So this is a great time to catch a nice normal day in the woods before it all breaks loose! Surprised

Course setter Bob Burg has continued to map at the park so the maps this year will have newly mapped terrain on them.  The final course stats are listed below -- a full array of courses without any pesky climb to contend with, including a nice long Red for you runners antsy to stretch your legs after NAOC and before huddling in our caves.

The first part of the day is essentially devoted to Scouting and JROTC units, who must pre-register (contact the Event Director, Doug Sevon, dsevon at verizon.net, if you have questions or need a registration form).

So we ask regular orienteers to plan on running their courses in the second part of the day with open start times between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.  And please, if you are even thinking about attending, send an email with your name, course, and cell phone number to registermenow at dvoa.org.  This does not commit you to attend, but we need to submit a preliminary list of attendess to the Park prior to the actual event.

As usual, and particularly important for youth events (we have nearly 400 registered), we will need plenty of help.  Please use the volunteer link, http://www.dvoa.org/events/vols/vol.php?sked_id=850, to sign up and help spread the fun of orienteering to the potential next generation of orienteers.

See you in the woods!  You can always pick up your milk and bread et.al. on your way home.

 

White               1.95k  20m  10ctrl

Yellow Short    2.55k  30m  11ctrl

Yellow Long     2.9k    23m  10ctrl

Orange            4.25k  40m   11ctrl

Brown               3.7k   23m   11ctrl

Green               5.4k   42m   14ctrl

Red                   8.5k   72m   20ctrl

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.95km 20.0m 10
Yellow 2.90km 23.0m 10
Orange 4.25km 40.0m 11
Brown 3.70km 23.0m 11
Green 5.40km 42.0m 14
Red 8.50km 72.0m 20

Sat Oct 27, 2012    Myrick Center (BVA)    Night-O  Beginner  Int  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Jack Williams  
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.

ED/CS Notes:

The Night Orienteering event...... Bring your flashlights

 Start times will be at dusk about 7:15 pm for a mass Start for beginners and advanced...  Score format. Get as many as you can in an hour.... 

 

There are two courses, one is for beginners - 15 controls.  The intermediate/advanced is 39 controls.  Each is 10 points each.  One hour score.  Only one road crossing point.  I don't think even Clem can get them all tomorrow night.......

There is a donation for a snack afterwards.  See you tomorrow night.....

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
Night-O 0.00km 0.0m 15
Night-O 0.00km 0.0m 39

Sun Oct 28, 2012    Fair Hill Mason-Dixon    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Diane Reider  
Course Setter: Ron Wood
Directions: West of Newark Delaware on 273, or East from the crossing of 272 and 273. Look for O Signs.

ED/CS Notes:

 

For this Sunday’s Fair Hill event, we will be parking and registering in a parking lot we have never used before.  The entrance to this lot is located on the north side of route 273, and is 280 meters west of the main entrance to Fair Hill.  There will be the usual signs to show you the way.

The Mason-Dixon map is still quite accurate.  However, the green is somewhat greener and multi-flora rose is slowly invading the open forest.  The fight is all but impossible to pass through.  There are also new rootstocks not shown on the map.  The trail system is, for the most part, accurate.  While orienteering, it is important to pay close attention to these trails. And, with the recent rains, some of the trails are muddy and slippery.

While none of the courses cross any heavily traveled roads in the park, the Red course does cross two internal roads.  Although not heavily traveled, be careful while crossing these roads.

Please be aware there will be other events going on in the park on Sunday.  Most of these will involve horses.  Be aware of horses on some of the trails.  Horses have the right of way.  Please be considerate of the riders and their horses.

I-95 will be closed in both directions at rte. 202.  Take I-495 around 
Wilmington. The ramp from 202 southbound onto 95 southbound will be open,
but sure to be congested with rerouted traffic. For more details see here.
http://www.deldot.gov/home/newsroom/release.shtml?id=4503
For those coming from Berks, Chester, or Western Montgomery counties, using Rt 1 and PA 841 to MD 213 is advised.

 

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.10km 35.0m 10
Yellow 3.00km 60.0m 11
Orange 3.70km 90.0m 10
Brown 3.70km 120.0m 11
Green 5.40km 185.0m 12
Red 6.10km 230.0m 16

Sat Nov 03, 2012    Governor Dick    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginners program
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.
Sun Nov 04, 2012    Patuxent River Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mike Newman
Course Setter: Francis Hogle
Notes: Mid Atlantics at Patuxent River Park. QOC schedule
Directions: GPS is 38.751 x -76.709. Go South from the Baltimore area on I-97, continue on Rt 3, then Rt 301. After crossing Rt 4 go 1.7 miles and take the Left on Croom Station Road. Go 1.6 miles, then the go Left on Croom Road for 1.5 miles and then left on Croom Airport Road for 2 miles. Once in the park go toward the Group Camp area and look for parking in a field to the right.
Sun Nov 11, 2012        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Event canceled! The Scout Council has closed the camp due to damage suffered during the recent hurricane.

ED/CS Notes:

The Quail Hill Event has been cancelled as a result of the damage done by Hurricane Sandy.

From BSA  Monmouth Council:   "QHSR will remain closed this weekend (10-11 Nov) for ALL activities and events, as the camp sustained extensive tree and wire damage, and will be without power through possibly the end of this week. "  Lee Marconi

Sun Nov 11, 2012    Pine Grove Furnace State Park (SVO)    W  Y  O  Special  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: WYO plus Susquehanna stumble. Short 9K, Long 15K. Preregistration advised. See link. Event director is Ben Heyser and course setter is Brad Whitmore. Information and registration forms
Directions: From US30 go West from Gettysburg to Caledonia. Turn Right (North) on Rt.233 and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Nov 18, 2012    Silas Condict County Park (HVO)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Guy Olsen  
Course Setter:
Notes: Event is approved!!! See you there. Annual HVO Dual Event, hosted by HVO. New map of new area! Map production and courses by Bjorn Walberg and Gregory Balter.
Directions: From the interchange of I-78 and I-287, take I-287 North, about 32 miles, to exit 52B for Rte 23 North. Follow Rte 23 North for about 3.5 miles and take the ramp on the right to Kinnelon Rd / Kiel Ave (it is about 0.5 mi past the pedestrian overpass, just before the next signal). At end of ramp (signal) turn left onto Kiel Ave. Go straight across Rte 23 onto Kinnelon Road, and continue about 1.1 mi to the park entrance on the right (it is about 0.2 mi past the signal at Ricker Rd). NOTE: Navigation systems/websites might direct you to turn right onto Ricker Rd. Do NOT turn! There is NO vehicular access to the park from Ricker Rd! Instead, continue straight, about 0.2 mi, to the park entrance at William Lewis Arthur Drive. Follow park road about 0.8 mi to parking at the (far) end.

ED/CS Notes:

Course Setters' Notes  <---NEW!

Silas Condict park has varying terrain and complexity formed by the glaciers in the NJ Highlands.

The terrain is similar to Harriman State Park, in NY, with lots of cliffs, rocks, bare rock, etc. especially in the southern part where we have the advanced courses. The beginner courses will utilize terrain which is easier to navigate in the Northern part and the controls will be close to major park trails.

The event area where we will have the start and finish is nice and open with a lake front.

Note: The last two storms have caused many FALLEN TREES so please USE CAUTION and COMMON SENSE. Go around snags and rootstock. Please note that fallen trees and rootstocks are not mapped. The course maps have pink/purple crosshatching where trees are blocking trails. Also please note that only boulders taller than 1m have been mapped.

Less distinct trails can be hard to find with the leaves down this time of the year. For the beginner courses we will put out orange streamers to help find the less distinct trails.

This is black bear territory, anyhow the chances of seeing them are very slim. In case you see them please use caution; a whistle might be useful to bring. It is also tick territory, so take the usual precautions concerning the tiny arachnids.

Have a great time and we hope you enjoy this new HVO park

-- Bjorn Walberg & Bob Rycharski


Event Notes  <---NEW!

HVO’s brand new Map of Silas Condict Park was produced by Bjorn Walberg, with assistance from Greg Balter, Paul Bennett, Nadya Popova, Bob Rycharski, and Eric Weyman. The scale is 1:10,000, and the contour interval is 5 meters.

The Start, for all courses, is a slightly uphill, 100 meter walk north from registration.

The Bathrooms at the shelter are closed for the season. A wheelchair-accessible portable toilet is located across the parking lot next to the dumpster.

E-punch Registration and Card Rentals will take place at the same time as course registration. Please follow posted instructions for filling out your registration card.

Schedule
Registration and starts 11am - 1pm (10:30 or earlier starts possible - no guarantees!)
Instruction available 11am - 12pm
All courses close and control pickup will begin at 3pm

If you expect to be out on your course for more than 2 hours, please plan to arrive early and start by noon!

Cost
HVO's regular event fee schedule will apply (HVO member / non-member):
Individual Adult: $5 / 10
Individual Junior (20 and under): $4 / 5
Group (regardless of ages) NEW:
$7 / 12 for 2 persons + $2 for each additional person, age 8 & over -- everybody age 8 & over will get a map!
Family (immediate) Maximum: $10 / 20
Because this is the HVO/DVOA Dual Event, HVO-member fees will also apply to DVOA members.

Additional Maps: $2 each
E-card Rental: $2 each, plus deposit ($40 or car keys);
Compass Rental: $1 each, plus deposit ($10 or car keys);
Deposits can be combined if renting both e-card(s) and compass(es).

Dual Event Scoring System
Points are assigned on each course for the top 3 men and top 3 women from each club plus the top 3 groups on White and Yellow. 1 through 6 points are assigned: 6 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, and so on. If there are not 3 finishers from one of the clubs on a course, those points will not be assigned. To figure in the results, your club has to be declared on your registration card!

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.67km 25.0m 8
Yellow 1.89km 25.0m 9
Orange 2.92km 55.0m 8
Brown 3.31km 80.0m 11
Green 5.27km 285.0m 12
Red 6.26km 265.0m 14

Sun Nov 25, 2012    Mount Penn - Antietam    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Erik Eddy  610.790.5247
Course Setter: Erik Eddy
Directions: From the E or S: Business 422 to Mt Penn, Right on Carsonia Ave, Left on Antietam Road, Left on Angora Road. From the W or N: Skyline Drive south from Rt 12, Bingaman to Angora, Right on Angora, and look for O signs

ED/CS Notes:

Time to burn off the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie and enjoy a great Sunday of fall orienteering.  There will be a full set of courses this Sunday.  Please read the Event Director and Course Setter notes as they are some very important points: 

Event Director Notes:

  • Registration will be at Rotary Park at the pavilion 
  • I have had alot of members volunteer; thank you very much  I will certainly not turn down a few more volunteers especially for finish/tear down.  Sign up online or send me an email erikreddy@gmail.com.
  • IMPORTANT: The control flags will be picked up at 3 PM .  The start times will still be 10 AM to 1PM but please plan accordingly to finish by 3 PM. 

Course Setter's Notes

  • IMPORTANT: The indistinct trails on the map are inconsistent.  There are many new mountain bike trails in the area and some have changed path: at registration I plan to have a map showing some trouble areas.  White and Yellow will stay on main trails and should not have a problem.  All advanced courses should not follow the indistinct trails; there are plenty of other features to follow.  Novice orange runners should be especially careful: this may not be the best event to move up from yellow.
  • The white woods are very clear.  The vegetation by Rotary park is as mapped, but is faster in most areas farther away from the start area.
  • Red/Blue may pass by a deep water pit that is not fenced.  I'm going to streamer this area.
  • Sandy did not affect this area much.  The area northwest of Antietam Lake has alot of fallen trees that were present before the storm.
  • Special thanks to Bob Burg for advice on my course designs

Hope to see you all Sunday! Smile

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.50km 110.0m 12
Yellow 3.00km 125.0m 10
Orange 4.50km 185.0m 15
Brown 3.40km 105.0m 11
Green 5.20km 175.0m 14
Red 8.00km 315.0m 16
Blue 9.90km 375.0m 23

Sun Dec 02, 2012    Ridley Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Daria Babushok  
Course Setter: Chris Young
Directions: From Newtown Square follow Rt.3 west approximately 2 miles to main park entrance on south side. Follow O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

 

Welcome to the 2012 Ridley FoxTrot, a December Orienteering Extravaganza at Ridley Creek State Park!

Ridley Creek State Park (affectionately known as Ridley) is perhaps the most popular DVOA orienteering destination, a favorite of experienced orienteers, novices, and scout groups. Ridley is centrally located in the DVOA heartland, with easy access across the region, and only 16 miles from center city Philadelphia. A multiuse park, Ridley features 2,606 acres of gently rolling terrain with woodlands, meadows and a rich trail network bisected by Ridley Creek. Ridley orienteering places a special premium on route choice and is a fun outdoor experience for both novices and experienced orienteers alike.

This year we are continuing the long tradition of December Orienteering at Ridley with an Inaugural Ridley FoxTrot, an end-of-the year orienteering extravaganza at Ridley Creek State Park. In addition to the full range of orienteering courses set by the first time course-setter extraordinaire Chris Young, you will get a chance to test your map-reading skills with the Ridley Orienteering Riddle, taste our homemade hot refreshments in the DVOA Junior Fun(d)raiser, and enter a membership renewal Ridley Raffle! Make sure to stop by the DVOA Junior Program Kick-Off Party, and Adopt-A-Meet for the 2013 DVOA Local Event Schedule!

Let’s get ready to Riddle!

Location:  Ridley Creek State Park, 1023 Sycamore Mills Rd, Media, PA 19063-4398. Follow Orange and White Orienteering Signs when you get close to the park. The event arena is at Pavilion 17.

Hours: Registration is from 10 AM until 1 PM.

Course closing: Because of daylight savings time, control pick up will begin at 3 PM sharp. Be out of the woods by 3PM!

Course Notes: All courses orange and above have at least one water stop at a control on their course. Green and red courses may visit 1 or 2 additional water stops indicated by a cup symbol on the map which will be along likely routes to and from controls, and along major trails or roads.

Ridley Orienteering Riddle: Finish your day with the Ridley Orienteering Riddle, a fun way of testing your map-reading skills and taking your navigation prowess to a new level!

The instructions to the Riddle Rules and Clues will be provided 11:45 AM at the Pavilion. You will be able to practice your map precision at the two model stations before taking on the challenge set by Karl Ahlswede, a US Trail Orienteering Team member. The Riddle will be open to challengers from 12 PM until 2 PM, with 10 controls to complete in 66 minutes! The Answer to the Riddle will be revealed at 2:30PM at the Ridley Raffle.

For those interested in learning more about how to solve the Riddle, here are a few helpful links: DVOA Trail Orienteering Page, and an in-depth explanation from Orienteering USA.

Ridley Raffle: Join DVOA or renew your DVOA membership at Ridley FoxTrot and receive a free entry to the Ridley Raffle! Raffle winners will be announced (and prizes awarded) at 2:30PM.

DVOA Junior Fun(d)raiser: Warm up with a cup of tea or hot chocolate and enjoy homemade soup at the finish pavilion! You can munch on hotdogs as well! All proceeds will go to benefit DVOA Juniors. 

Don’t be shy! If you are a junior orienteer or if you are an adult supporter of the DVOA junior program and would like to help at the meet in a limited role—this is a job for you! Just ask at the meet or contact Janet Porter.

DVOA Junior Program Kick-Off Party: Lots of exciting things in the works for kids in DVOA. If you are a junior orienteer, a parent, or an adult supporter of the DVOA junior Program, be sure to stop by the 2013 DVOA Junior Program Planning Party at 1PM. For questions, please contact Janet Porter.

Adopt-A-Meet! If you would like to be an Event Director or a Course Setter for the 2013 DVOA Season, sign up at Ridley!

Fees:

- Map fee $9 (non-member) or $6 (member of DVOA, QOC, SVO, HVO, or other O-USA club, as well as for scout and JROTC groups).

- Electronic punch rental is $1 (non-member) and free to DVOA members.

- Compass rental is $1.

- Ridley Orienteering Riddle: $3 (with regular course registration), otherwise regular map fees apply.

Volunteers: Orienteering is a social sport and a community.  Each event takes a village to put on, and an extra pair of hands is always welcome. If you can help, we will find a job that matches your strengths and schedule--even if for 15-30 min, before or after your course. Please sign up on the DVOA volunteer page, or contact the meet director.

See you at Ridley!

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.90km 40.0m 8
Yellow 3.10km 55.0m 10
Orange 4.30km 115.0m 10
Brown 3.90km 95.0m 9
Green 5.30km 135.0m 11
Red 7.90km 200.0m 15

Sun Dec 09, 2012    Batsto    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Daniel Barker  856-430-3371
Course Setter: Daniel Barker
Directions: From US30 East (White Horse Pike) in Hammonton take SR-542 (Pleasant Mills Rd.) toward Batsto, follow SR-542 north-east for about 7mi and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Location:  Batsto Village, 4110 Nesco Rd, Hammonton, NJ 08037. Follow Orange and White Orienteering Signs when you get close to the park. The event arena and registraion is at the picnic area ring on the north side of the Batsto Village Visitor Center parking lot.  Restrooms are located on the west side of the Batsto Village Visitor Center building proper.   Please use the restrooms that have direct egress from the outside.  Avoid using the restrooms inside the museum unless you visit the museum, of course.

Hours:
Registration is from 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM.

Course closing: Because the land manager requires us to vacate the village at sunset, control pick up will begin at 2:30 PM sharp. Be out of the woods by 2:30PM!

Course Notes:  Cyclone Sandy passed through this area recently.  There are new unmapped rootstocks with several snapped trees and many downed branches of variuos sizes.  

Zac has designed these courses to present route choices around or through the knee to waist high blueberry bushes.  A few areas of dark green is green briars which you will want to avoid. The area marshes are normal to dry.

As always be wary of ticks.  We have not encountered any chiggers in the last month but if the weather warms they may re-emerge.

There are wood fences that are marked as crossable fences on the map.  Please do not climb on these fences. There are two mandatory marked crossing areas on the map for the Green, Red, Blue runners.  One of these crossing areas is the entrance to the village and the other crossing point is a closed gate with a narrow openning between the gate and the fence that may be used as a crossing point.

All courses have at least one water stop at a control as designated by a cup symbol on the Clue Sheet.

Fees:

- Map fee $9 (non-member) or $6 (member of DVOA, QOC, SVO, HVO, or other O-USA club, as well as for scout and JROTC groups).

- Electronic punch rental is $1 (non-member) and free to DVOA members.

- Compass rental is $1.

Volunteers: Orienteering is a social sport and a community.  Each event takes a village to put on, and an extra pair of hands is always welcome. If you can

help, we will find a job that matches your strengths and schedule--even if for 15-30 min, before or after your course. Please sign up on the DVOA volunteer

page, or contact the meet director.

Note:  This event is sandwiched between Shotgun and muzzleloader deer hunting season.  We will be setting contols out Sunday morning and all controls must be out of the woods by sunset.  Make sure you note the reduced event times (10:30 - 12:30).

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 3.30km 55.0m 13
Yellow 4.00km 55.0m 12
Orange 5.20km 75.0m 12
Brown 4.50km 85.0m 12
Green 7.10km 125.0m 15
Red 8.60km 150.0m 20
Blue 11.80km 175.0m 27

Sat Jan 26, 2013    Zion Lutheran Church    This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Winter meeting. Activities and program details to be determined.
Directions: Take Route 422 W to PA Rt23 West exit. Follow Rt23 west through Phoenixville to Rt724. From Rt23 & Rt724 jct, follow Rt724 west 1.1 miles to Zion Lutheran Church on left. From the Rdg-Pottstown area, take the 724 Exit off 422. Continue E on 724 through 3 lights and look for signs. Large white Church on the right.
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter:
Directions: From I-476N use exit 18A to Ridge Pike, go southeast. From I-476S exit at 18B and use the U turn at Allanwood. From I-76 use exit 338 Green Lane, follow N to left turn on Ridge Pike. Look for signs at corner of Ridge Pike and Port Royal Ave.

ED/CS Notes:

 

This year President's Cup will be held at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE).

Advanced course will have a mass start at 11:00AM.

Start window for Beginner (White) course will be 11:00AM till 12:00PM.

All courses will be closed at 1:00PM and controls pick up will start.

Please plan your time accordingly.

This map is about 5 years old and was used multiple times for a variety of local club events. It offers quite dense trails network, some open fields, and some wooded areas with two-three creeks. Vegetation varies from open areas to uncrossable patches of green briar. Some fields became overgrown and are no longer crossable. There are some buildings, abandoned buildings, ruins, and fenced enclosures. While field-checking I found several new fences which are uncrossable. Also, one or two trails are no longer in use and are difficult to run on (the one I noticed will be marked accordingly on the map). One area was redone few years ago and it'll be marked as uncrossable - only advanced course will go through that area.

 Beginner course is standard point-to-point course.

Advanced course (Orange-Brown level) will have one twist to make it more enjoyable experience. There will be one section on the course with 9 checkpoints (#31 through #39) you’ll have to memorize and navigate to the checkpoints in any order until you reach next available checkpoint on your map. In addition, you might be eligible to skip control(s) in that section. Please refer to the table below, which lists your course you normally run and number of controls you can skip:

- Blue/Red – no skip;

- Green – 1 skip;

- Brown – 2 skips;

- Orange – 3 skips;

Course was set to avoid some dense vegetation as well as to give an option go around on the trail or try your luck going straight. In some cases few controls were set intentionally to get around or away from not so friendly patches of green briar.

There will be no water stops on the course.

The SCEE office will be closed and there will be no bathrooms nor registration inside!

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
Beginner 2.80km 70.0m 11
Intermediate 4.40km 140.0m 21

Sat Mar 02, 2013    Crows Nest Preserve-French Creek    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginners program followed by a white course
Directions: From Rt 23 about 1 mile West of Knauertown ( and Warwiick Park) turn right on Trythall Road. In about a mile and at the T intersection make a Left on Harmonyville Road and follow signs to the parking location on Piersol Road. From the North use Rt 345 South from 422 or 724 South through French Creek to the junction with Hopewell Road at Hopewell Furnace. Turn left on Hopewell Road, then in just over a mile turn right on Piersol Road.
Sun Mar 10, 2013    Rocky Ridge    W  Y  O  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter: Eddie Bergeron
Notes: SVO Event near York PA. Use Rt 30 West to Rt 24 Zion Road exit. Go north up the hill and take a right at the crest of the hill on Deninger Road. Look for the O signs.
Sun Mar 17, 2013    Hibernia County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter: Scott Thatcher
Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Celebrate St. Paddy's  by running the Green course in a Green dress for free!  Any Green course runner that shows up is a green dress and runs in the green get to run for free.  Wear your green to celebrate St. Paddy's in style!

 

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.50km 52.0m 11
Yellow 2.58km 61.0m 11
Orange 4.08km 88.0m 15
Brown 3.18km 76.0m 12
Green 4.74km 115.0m 17
Red 6.05km 175.0m 20

Sun Mar 24, 2013    Elk Neck State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tom Overbaugh  
Course Setter: John Campbell
Directions: The park is approximately 30 miles southwest of Wilmington, DE and 50 miles northeast of Baltimore, MD. Take Exit 100 off I-95, follow Rt. 272 for 11 miles south, through the town of North East and into the park.

ED/CS Notes:

Come out  to Elk Neck Sunday March 24th and enjoy the early spring woods!  John Campbell has designed a fun set of courses that will provide participants with the trademark bay and wetlands views that make Elk Neck so special.

The event will be run out of the campground area.  Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged.  You can park at the Camp Store or the Nature Center lots.  If those fill up, we will direct you to overflow areas.  Restrooms are available at one of the campground loops past the event center.

The Elk Neck map was last updated in 1998.  There are some new unmapped trails (a few in close proximity to controls) and lots of unmapped rootstocks.  The courses go near some of the campground loops.  Campsites may be occupied.  Please do not cut through any occupied campsites.

Red runners:  Several legs on the Red course venture near a conference center at the northern part of the map.  You may notice new unmapped buildings and other map changes if you stray too far north.

Volunteers are needed for all positions.  Please sign up on the website - it will make our jobs much easier!

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.40km 50.0m 13
Yellow 3.40km 80.0m 12
Orange 4.00km 120.0m 12
Brown 4.50km 140.0m 11
Green 6.00km 230.0m 12
Red 7.80km 320.0m 16

Thu Apr 04, 2013    Wilson Farm Park    Training 
 
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: This is a special training program for kids ONLY.
Sun Apr 07, 2013    Warwick County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Special  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Co-Director: Wyatt Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley Co-Setter: Angelica Riley
Notes: The "Special" course is a trail race using a map with a finish near the Orienteering finish.
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs

ED/CS Notes:

Beautiful fields, pavillion and playground provides a great venue to see the early Spring coming just coming alive. 

 

Fields and trails await the begineer level navigators on the White & Yellow courses.  Yellow adds some criss-crossing route choices and some beyond-trail navigation, e.g. to field corners.

Lots of controls on Orange, including some advanced level controls in the forest - very close to easier previous controls you can use as an attack point.  This, plus the still reasonably open forest in early Spring make this a great course to use in learning some advanced skills.  And at Warwick, you're always close to a trail for a quick recovery, if needed.

Brown and Green stick to the traditional southern 2/3 of the park, with a design intended to provide good navigation, without excessive climb - plus a few cases where you'll want to think carefully about a route choice in the forest, vs. hopping out to one of Warwick's many trails.

Red explores the North side of the park (without tempting you into a sketchy creek crossing - controls right at the bridge), for some rarely used terrain exploration.  There's a bit more briar on that side than you might expect given the mapping, so you might want to select less-green route choices, and be careful where you dive into the forest.

Other course notes:

- Yellow & Red courses have some criss-crossing lines between controls - so check the lines and control numbers that you are running to carefully. 

- The Green course has some sharp zig-zags, so like Yellow & Red - check those lines and control numbers carefully.

- There's a construction area right where the main parking lot connects to the main trail.  It's accurately mapped as of a week before the event - but as it's overprint, you might want to take a look at it beforehand, and look at the map clip at the start, if you want to avoid precious seconds getting stuck on the wrong side of the construction fencing.

Early spring conditions have visibility in the forest still quite good -  no green-leaves visible yet as of April 1st, but they may just be popping out by April 7th - still, quite near the best forest visibility of the year.

If it's wet in the days preceeding, you'll find plenty of puddles to splash through on all courses - dry shoes for hanging around afterwards are recommended!

All courses have different first controls, so there should be little or no excess waiting for your starts.

Maps have been professionally printed by a company being considered for our Fall A-event, so you can expect top quality prints.

Finally, we have an unusual combination of this orienteering event being immediately following a 5k Trail Run at Warwick earlier that morning - so if you want to show up around 9:15-9:30am you can watch the trail runners finish (until around 9:45am), and see if you can say hi & talk one of them into trying some orienteering!

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.58km 40.0m 12
Yellow 2.75km 60.0m 12
Orange 5.03km 195.0m 21
Brown 3.66km 130.0m 14
Green 5.23km 160.0m 17
Red 9.50km 260.0m 25

Thu Apr 11, 2013    Wilson Farm Park    Training 
 
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: This is a special training program for kids ONLY.
Sat Apr 13, 2013    Lower Perkiomen / J.J. Audubon    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginner instructional program followed by a white course.
Directions: From King of Prussia follow US 422 west to Oaks Exit. At the bottom of the ramp turn right at the light then make another right at the next light. Follow O-signs to parking. From Pottstown follow US 422 east to the Oaks Exit. Stay right at end of ramp and yield on to Egypt Road. Go under 422 and make a right at the 2nd light (before crossing bridge). Follow O-signs to parking.
Sun Apr 14, 2013    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Rycharski  
Co-Director: John Gillette  
Course Setter: Bob Rycharski Co-Setter: Bob Rycharski
Notes: Rescheduled Hurricane Sandy Quail Hill Invitational DVOA & Scout event, Scout start times are now filled. Late registrations must be refused. No Dogs are allowed registration forms and information
Directions: From N & W: NJ Turnpike Exit 8 to Rt 33 East for 5 mi. Rt 527Alt North/Iron Ore Rd. From E: Garden St Pkwy Exit 100A to Rt 33 W for 16 mi. to Rt 527Alt/Iron Ore Rd. Then North 1/4 mile on 527Alt to Quail Hill sign, turn right onto Le Valley Rd into camp.

ED/CS Notes:

These courses are from the event that was postponed Nov 2012.  All courses were rechecked and the Yellow LONG Course was redesigned due to a trail closure.  While the Blue Trail in the north of the camp is closed (It is open to "High Hurdles" expert splinters) due to downed trees, it is still visible and usable for navigation. That said, expect 50 to 75 new unmapped trees or rootstocks to be crossed or avoided, mostly in two small areas.  A map showing the affected areas will be available at registration.  Usually going around the obstructions will  be easier than attempting to go over them.  While Ranger Adam thankfully has cleared all but two camp trails, trees and rootstocks in the deep forest have not been removed. Only the most dangerous tree and branch snags have been removed from the forest proper. All trails but one are cleared, so beginner courses will not be difficult. There are piles of cut logs which are not mapped and will need to be avoided. Most advanced courses visit mostly runnable forest, but short-cut choices may be more limited.  This Orienteering meet will not be one to move up "a new level" as maps were already designed and printed before the "Sandy" windstorm damage in Nov.  As more clean-up is completed, notes will be posted here up to the event date of April 13th.  Remember, Scouts/Troops must register before April 3, but DVOA members do not. Scouts Registration form is at http://www.scoutorienteering.com/events/2013-04-14a.htm.  

After April 3 registration for large units may close without warning.

No Dogs are allowed at the camp.

See the volunteer list, please help out, I especially need two morning flag hanging volunteers to help me get everything in the woods.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.90km 50.0m 9
Yellow-X 3.20km 70.0m 11
Yellow-Y 3.60km 82.0m 14
Orange 4.20km 115.0m 16
Brown 3.80km 100.0m 9
Green 5.50km 110.0m 18
Red 7.30km 150.0m 19

Sun Apr 14, 2013    Col Denning    W  Y  O  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: SVO
Course Setter:
Directions: Take the PA turnpike to I-81 South. Exit fromI81 onto 233 North and follow it to O-signs and the park. Driving time from the PA turnpike Morgantown exit is about 1:45.
Thu Apr 18, 2013    Wilson Farm Park    Training 
 
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: This is a special training program for kids ONLY.
Sat Apr 20, 2013    Saucon Park    W  Y  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter:

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.10km 25.0m 11
Yellow 2.30km 55.0m 10

Sun Apr 21, 2013    Crows Nest Preserve-French Creek    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Dave Urban  
Course Setter: Bob Fink
Directions: From Rt 23 about 1 mile West of Knauertown ( and Warwiick Park) turn right on Trythall Road. In about a mile and at the T intersection make a Left on Harmonyville Road and follow signs to the parking location on Piersol Road. From the North use Rt 345 South from 422 or 724 South through French Creek to the junction with Hopewell Road at Hopewell Furnace. Turn left on Hopewell Road, then in just over a mile turn right on Piersol Road.

ED/CS Notes:

General

This will be the second full DVOA event on a new map.  Registration will be in the barnyard outside the Visitor’s Center.  The Visitor’s Center will be open for restrooms, no spikes please. Crow’s Nest Trail Guides are available, so you can return to explore the Preserve’s seven miles of trails including a section of the Horseshoe Trail.  Look for fox, deer and wood ducks and listen for birds singing.  (Check for ticks.)  Take the kids to cross the wire bridge.

If you’ve worked up an appetite or feel like socializing, a menu for AJ’s Pizza will be posted near registration.  Conveniently located on route 23 on the way to Route 100, AJ’s has picnic tables outside.

Parking

There is limited parking at the visitor’s center lot with more room in the adjacent mowed field. If we have had substantial rain, this mowed area will get very muddy.

Courses – General

The woods are greening up, but most courses will keep you out of the thorns.  Many trails have blazes, which might be helpful.  Most courses will cross lightly used roads, so be cautious.

                White – this course follows some open field borders. These are not mapped as trails; they may be mown and are easy to follow.

                Yellow – this is a harder Yellow course. Some controls are well off trails, but are on easily reached following linear features (streams, fence lines, field borders,…).

                Orange – this course uses a variety of features with an opportunity to run on the Horseshoe Trail. A few of the Orange controls are in the Southern part of the map with a large number of boulders.

                Brown, Green, Red – these courses cross some open fields (fast) and dip down into the Southern part  to tangle with the boulders and the emerging green (slow).

 

Volunteers

                We need volunteers! In addition to the Event Director and Course Setter hours worked, it takes about 35 more volunteer hours to put on an event.  All volunteers will have an opportunity to run.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.70km 40.0m 12
Yellow 3.90km 70.0m 11
Orange 4.10km 120.0m 9
Brown 3.90km 130.0m 14
Green 4.90km 170.0m 13
Red 6.60km 195.0m 16

Thu Apr 25, 2013    Wilson Farm Park    Training 
 
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: This is a special training program for kids ONLY.
Thu May 02, 2013    Wilson Farm Park    Training 
 
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: This is a special training program for kids ONLY.
Sat May 04, 2013    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
 
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter: Mark Frank
Notes: MASOC 25. Scout event. Preregistration required. Information and registration forms
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 05, 2013    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter: Mark Frank
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Course data for French Creek Central this Sunday

White 3.2km 40m 9 controls
Yellow 3.3km 70m 11 controls
Orange 3.9km 110m 11 controls 1water stop 
Brown 4.km 95m 10 controls  2 water stops
Green 5.9km 145m 12 controls 3 water stops
Red 7.7km 225m 13 controls  2 water stops

 

The leaves are coming out, but visiblilty in the woods is still good.  Other good news is that the brush left by the October storm of 2011 is beginning to decompose.  It isn't gone, but visibility is better and it is easier to break through the small stuff. 

 


Thu May 09, 2013    Wilson Farm Park    Training 
 
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: This is a special training program for kids ONLY.
Sun May 12, 2013    Fair Hill Little Egypt    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John Gillette  
Course Setter: Ralph Tolbert Co-Setter: John Gillette
Directions: West of Newark Delaware on 273 then N on Appleton Road, or go south from PA 896 at Kemblesville on Appleton Road and look for Orienteering signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Come Spend Mothers Day with DVOA at Fair Hill.  We are offering a special $3 Event Fee for all Mothers running with us on the 12th.  Ralph Tolbert has provided the notes below for a challenging array of courses across the open plains of the park.  So bring Mom and join us at Fair Hill

Welcome to Fair Hill Little Egypt.  The Little Egypt map was published in February 2007 with field work beginning in 2005.  Changes impacting the map include new unmapped trails and, of course, new rootstocks. Generally, the mapped rootstocks will have little or no earth left on them and the trunk will have decayed significantly – no bark.  A new wider bridge (not mapped) over the headwaters of the Christina River is ~70 meters upstream from the original narrow one.

The map scale is 1:10,000 with 5-meter contour intervals.

Course - specific notes:

Part of the White course utilizes a natural gas pipe line right-of- way.

None of the courses cross the Elk Creek on the western edge of the map.

Red and Blue course runners have a route choice that could include a surface crossing of Appleton Road, tunnel or bridge crossing; exercise caution if you choose the surface route.

Brown, Green, Red and Blue courses will pass through the University of Delaware Water Shed study area.  This was started back in 2007 (shortly after the map was published) and the area has been enlarged.  There are numerous rainfall collection points, stream-flow monitoring apparatus, a small shed, and many pipes and streamers covering a large area.  NONE of this equipment is mapped!   Brown, Green, Red and Blue Course legs will take you through this area – watch your step!

I hope you enjoy your day at Fair Hill as much as I enjoyed designing the courses and field checking.

Ralph Tolbert

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.85km 45.0m 10
Yellow 3.34km 55.0m 9
Orange 4.89km 80.0m 10
Brown 3.97km 120.0m 8
Green 6.18km 210.0m 16
Red 7.92km 225.0m 16
Blue 12.92km 325.0m 22

Thu May 16, 2013    Wilson Farm Park    Training 
 
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: This is a special training program for kids ONLY.
Sun May 19, 2013    Pakim Pond, Brendan Byrne State Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Burg  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Directions: From Junction of NJ70 and NJ72 go SE on NJ72 and look for O signs

ED/CS Notes:

This coming Sunday is DVOA’s first opportunity in several years to return to Brendan Byrne State Forest (aka Lebanon State Forest, aka Pakim Pond).  So get out your low vegetation gear and subtle terrain mind-set and prepare to navigate the beautifully unique New Jersey Pinelands.

 

All of Bob’s courses on the Four Mile Circle map will avoid the typical vertical climb of South Jersey as well as steer you around the extensive boulder fields, leaving you only the most challenging but generous navigation through pine and pin oak, blueberry everywhere, and of course, the legendary network of fire ditches.

 

We will be assembling near the Fire Tower out along Rt 72, just inside the main entrance to the Park (follow the orange arrows).  Our Start location will require a long but absolutely level walk, but then allow ALL courses to utilize the best terrain in the park that usually only longer advanced courses get to visit.

 

So climb in your car, cross the Delaware, and come enjoy one of our most unique terrains.

 

Course Stats

 

White                    2.36k     33m       10 ctrls

Yellow                   3.35k     55m       10 ctrls

Orange                 4.7k        60m       10 ctrls

Brown                   3.76k     48m       10 ctrls

Green                   5.5k        73m       12 ctrls

Red                        7.96k     78m       16 ctrls

Blue                    10.14k   103m        22 ctrls 

 

Thu May 23, 2013    Wilson Farm Park    Training 
 
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: This is a special training program for kids ONLY.
Sat May 25, 2013    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Clem McGrath  
Course Setter: Clem McGrath
Notes: DVOA Picnic, Summer Meeting and Relay
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903

ED/CS Notes:

 

The Hickory Hop will get started in grand fashion, as we welcome everyone to the relay excitement of the 2013 DVOA Vice President's Cup.

The Point System and Courses

As in previous years, it will be a relay, inspired by the rules for the US Relay Championships. That means that there is a handicapping system, designed to enhance the overall level of competitiveness and excitement.

There are a few small deviations with respect to point values, indicated in bold, below.

Ages 17-20 or 40-49 receives 1 point

Ages 15, 16 or 50-59 receives 2 points

Under 15 years of age or 60 and older receives 3 points

A female orienteer receives 2 points, in addition to any age points.

A team can contain at most 1 person between ages 21 and 39 (inclusive). 

Another deviation: there are 3 divisions: 3, 6, and 9 point teams. Each team must have 3 runners (and no one can run more than one leg.)

The total distance converged in the 3 divisions is as follows:

3 point: 12.9K

6 point: 10.4K

9 point: 7.9K

The different divisions will run the following legs:

3 Point

1) Blue  

2) Green 

3) Orange 

 

6 Point

1) Red

2) Brown

3) Yellow

 

9 Point

1) Brown

2) Orange

3) Yellow


(The correspondence with color-coded courses is not exact. However, these courses would tend to correspond with longish middle courses of their respective difficulties.)

 

Event Logistics

Registration will open at 10:30 AM on Saturday at the Sand Spring Lake pavilion. (We’ll have orienteering signs to direct you there.) The total cost is $20 per team. Registration closes at 11:30 AM, allowing enough time to hand out maps.

There will be a mass start for all teams at high noon.

Unlike some relays, there will be no forking, catch-up mass starts, or other complications. This will be a barebones event (albeit one with great map, terrain, and we hope, good courses) that will be a perfect way to ease into the weekend's festivities.

The map is 1:10,000 with 5 meter contours. It features recent updates by Tom Overbaugh. Maps will be laser-printed on 8.5 x 11 paper, with clues on the maps and separate clues available. (Again, no forking.) The map may not have a legend, but some free legends will be available at registration.

Feel free to use this thread to advertise for teammates, and consult the Hickory Hop Rogaine pre-registration list to see other folks who will be there for the weekend.

https://www.orienteeringusa.org/eventregister/c21/reglist/?event_id=47

 

Sat May 25, 2013    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Night-O  Beginner  Int  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tom Overbaugh  
Course Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Notes: Night O.
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903

ED/CS Notes:

The Memorial weekend festivities continue on Saturday evening May 25th with a full moon Night O at Sand Spring Lake.  The Registration/Start/Finish area for this event is the pavilion at the south end of the Sand Spring Lake parking lot.  Courses will be offered for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced ability levels.  

The Beginner course controls will be on trails and the open area around the lake.  There is one trail loop at the start of the Beginner course that will be marked with reflective tape.  The Intermediate and Advanced courses feature off-trail controls in the woods and also make use of the open terrain near the lake.  Since the vegetation will be out, controls are placed in the more open woods. Controls on all courses will be marked with reflectors.  The Sand Spring Lake map has been updated to reflect recent changes around the lake and picnic areas.

Sunset on May 25th is at 8:22 pm and it won't get dark until about 30 minutes later.  First start will be around 8:50 pm.  Pre-registration is not required.  If you would like to reserve a start time in advance, please send me an email (toverbaugh at comcast dot net).  Otherwise. start times will be assigned on a first com / first served basis.  Registration at the pavilion will open around 7:00 pm.  Participants can go out in groups or as individuals.  All participants are required to carry both a primary and back-up light source.  Map fee will be $6.

Map Scale:  Beginners 1:5,000 / Intermediate & Advanced 1:10,000.  5m Contour Interval.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
Beginner 2.30km 40.0m 10
Intermediate 3.10km 75.0m 11
Advanced 4.70km 125.0m 14

Sun May 26, 2013    Hickory Run Shades of Death    Rogaine  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Course Setter: Sandy Fillebrown
Notes: 3hr and 6 hr rogaine. Pre-Registration recommended; prices go up if you register after May 12 and we may run out of maps. Sign Up Here
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

On Sunday, DVOA will be hosting a mini-rogaine on the Shades of Death map at Hickory Run State Park.

PRE-REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.  You can show up Sunday morning and you will be able to register and particpate, but you will most likely have to draw your controls on your maps.

Race Format:  All competitors - both those doing the 3 hour and those doing the 6 hour event - will receive two copies of the Shades of Death map approximately one hour before the beginning of the event, map A and map B.  Each map will show 25 control locations.  Each competitor (or team) will need two SI-Cards (your own and/or ones provided by DVOA).  One SI-card will be for your A map and one for your B map.  When you start, you will take your A SI-card and go to as many controls on your A map as you would like, punching those controls with your A SI-card.  You will then come back to the start/finish area, punch the finish with your A SI-card, and then proceed to go to as many controls on your B map as you would like, using your B-SI-card.  You then return to the start/finish area and punch finish with your B SI-card.  Thus, you are basically doing two loops of the map.  However, you can elect to do any number of controls on map A (including 0) before punching the finish and proceeding to collect controls on map B.

Scoring:  Controls will be worth the same number of points as the control number.  Controls are numbered 31 to 80.  Thus, for example, control number 47 is worth 47 points.  Controls on map B punched before the finish control is punched by the A SI-card will not count.  (If you punch one by mistake you will not be penalized, it just will not count unless you go back and punch it again after you are finished with map A and punch finish with your A SI-card.)  There will be a hefty penalty (details to be announced) for coming in late.

Divisions: Competitors may race solo or in teams.  There will be a 3-hour division and a 6-hour division.  There will be male, female and co-ed divisions in both the solo and team categories.  If there are enough entries, there will also be junior, open and masters divisions.

Fees:  Pre-registered entry fee is $30 per person, regardless of whether you compete in the 3 or 6 hour event and whether you are solo or part of a team.  Members of DVOA or OUSA receive a $5 discount.  Members of a single family competing on the same team are free after the first two.  Juniors - those age 20 and under - are $20 with a $5 discount if memebers of DVOA or OUSA.  Your entry fee gets you the following:

  • two maps and map bags per person
  • free rental of SI-cards per team if needed
  • a finisher's award for every competitor
  • food after the event

Registration after Sunday, May 12 will include a $10 per person late fee and be limited by the number of maps that are printed.  Pre-registration will close on Sunday, May 19.  To enter after this date contact the event director, Sandy Fillebrown.

Schedule:  Both the 3 hour and 6 hour events will begin at 10:00 am.  Registration will open at 8:00am.  Maps will be distributed at 9:00am.  There will be a group walk to the start at 9:45am.  Food will be available beginning at 1:00pm and going until approximately 5:00pm.

Location:  Parking will be at the Sand Spring Lake parking area.  Registration and post-race activities will take place in the pavilion at the southern end of the parking area.  The start and finish area are a short walk away, on the other side of PA 534.

Additional Items: 

  • DVOA has rented Camp Shehaqua for the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights).  This is a group cabin area.  Cabins sleep 2-8 with a few lodges that sleep more.  Most cabins do not have electricity.  There are central bath houses and a dining hall.  Janet Porter will be in charge of Camp Shehaqua for the weekend and will be assigning cabins. The fee to stay at Camp Shehaqua is $12 per person for the weekend, regardless of the number of nights.
  • Preview maps of Shades of Death are available for $5 each and will be mailed if ordered by May 12. 
  • SI-cards will be provided if needed as part of the entry fee.  However, if you use one of our SI-cards and lose it, there will be a $40 replacement fee.
  • There will be NO water on the course except at the start/finish location.  Please carry sufficient water with you. 

Registration:  On-line pre-registration is highly recommended (see above about late registration).  List of those currently registered.

 

Course information given below is approximate based on one set of possible routes going to all controls.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
Rogaine 30.00km 560.0m 50

Thu May 30, 2013    Wilson Farm Park    Training 
 
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: This is a special training program for kids ONLY.
Sat Jun 01, 2013    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fatlands    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginners program
Directions: Pawlings Road:From PA Rt. 422 Exit at Oaks and head East on Egypt Road. Make a right onto Pawlings Rd. Watch for O'-signs. Betzwood Bridge: After the right onto Trooper Road, go left at Audubon Road. Follow O Signs.
Sun Jun 02, 2013    Norristown Farm Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Doug Sevon
Directions: South side of Germantown Pike, midway between 202 and 363, just east of the crossing with Whitehall Road.

ED/CS Notes:

Come enjoy the fairly flat terrain with fast courses that explore the woods and streams that are part of the Norristown Farm Park.  The fields at the farm have been planted so the fields are strictly out-of-bounds and will be marked as such on the map.  Courses have been designed so a route choice across a field is not good route choice.
 
Orange through Red course participants will have the opportunity to cool their feet multiple times in the streams of the park.  

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.84km 27.0m 8
Yellow 3.54km 40.0m 10
Orange 4.38km 50.0m 12
Brown 4.06km 45.0m 11
Green 5.79km 80.0m 13
Red 8.37km 115.0m 23

Thu Jun 06, 2013    Wilson Farm Park    Training 
 
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: This is a special training program for kids ONLY.
Sun Jun 09, 2013    Fort Washington    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Karl Ahlswede  
Course Setter: Karl Ahlswede
Directions: From Exit 26 of the PA Turnpike follow PA Rt. 309 south to Rt. 73. Take a right onto Rt. 73 and follow it north and west and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

DVOA will host an orienteering event at close by and easy to get to Fort Washington State Park on Sunday, June 9th. This small park offers relatively easy orienteering but enough forest to challenge the more advanced orienteers and the event center is nearby a playground, picnic areas and nice, indoor bathroom facilities

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 3.20km 80.0m 15
Yellow 2.90km 80.0m 10
Orange 4.10km 125.0m 17
Brown 3.20km 80.0m 13
Green 5.50km 135.0m 22
Red 6.80km 170.0m 28

Sun Jun 16, 2013    Washington Crossing State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event Pre-Register for this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left

ED/CS Notes:

Event Director: Vadim Masalkov
Course Setter: Bob Burg

Note that because of the relatively low DVOA turnout at the Scout/JROTC Championship last October, we will be using the surplus maps from that event.  Therefore, none of the storm damage is mapped.  But miraculously, the direction and location of downfall, while in some areas impressive, has left courses and route options virtually uneffected.

So come get a first hand look at "Hurricane Meets Woods" half a year later -- especially on display around our Registration/Start/Finish area in Greene Grove.

 

If you did run a course in October, come and run a different one.  The courses use remapped areas of Washington Crossing, offering legs through open woods as well as more technical areas that require careful route choice.  And everyone will have use a streamered finishing leg that wends its way through a dozen new rootstocks in the area.

To meet Park safety concerns, we ask that as many of you as possible pre-register for the event on the website.  You can still show up the day of the event.

See you in the woods, just across the I-95 bridge into New Jersey.  And please be aware that during summer months the Park does charge a per car entrance fee of $5 for Jersey residents, $7 non-residents.  Sorry for that, but we did not anticipate it when we were trying to find a slot in our schedule.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.95km 20.0m 10
Yellow 2.90km 23.0m 10
Orange 4.25km 40.0m 11
Brown 3.70km 23.0m 11
Green 5.40km 42.0m 14
Red 8.50km 72.0m 20

Sun Jun 23, 2013    Lower Perkiomen / J.J. Audubon    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter:
Directions: From King of Prussia follow US 422 west to Oaks Exit. At the bottom of the ramp turn right at the light then make another right at the next light. Follow O-signs to parking. From Pottstown follow US 422 east to the Oaks Exit. Stay right at end of ramp and yield on to Egypt Road. Go under 422 and make a right at the 2nd light (before crossing bridge). Follow O-signs to parking.
Sun Jun 30, 2013    Hickory Run State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ed Scott  
Course Setter: Rob Wilkison
Notes: The parking area for this event is the State Game Lands parking lot across the road from the golf course off I80. Clicking on the map name above will send you to a link to a map. It can also be seen at http://www.dvoa.org/info/maps/mapit.php?map_id=26&sked_id=890
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

We will be at the extreme Western edge of the original Hickory Run 1:15000 map done for the 1988 North American Champs. Only a few copies remain from that printing so this is our last opportunity to run on this classic map. In my experience it has aged well and can be trusted.  Any major problems will be highlighted at Registration.

Don't confuse this area with the intricate laurel covered areas around Daddy Allen. The advanced courses here will cross terrain more like the old French Creek West with relatively open woods and large areas of subtile contours.  Rob will have more specific course data after the coming weekend, but I suspect Orange and above will have a creek crossing or two.  For most people the "attack point" for the registration area will be Rt 534 at Exit 274 of I80.  Go South from that point about a half mile.  There will be signs.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.80km 55.0m 8
Yellow 3.25km 60.0m 8
Orange 4.25km 95.0m 9
Brown 3.90km 110.0m 9
Green 5.25km 155.0m 10
Red 6.75km 215.0m 12
Blue 8.15km 205.0m 13

Sun Jul 14, 2013    French Creek State Park East    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bailey Reed  
Co-Director: Fred Reed  
Course Setter: Sam Reed Co-Setter: Fred Reed
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

The Reed Family is holding a meet at French Creek State Park East, greatly changed by the 2012 forest fire. Course setter Sam aims to let people tour the now-clear areas of the woods that were previously impassible.

Look for O-signs and come to the usual Baptism Creek parking area. Don't forget to sign up to volunteer if you can!

Registration and snacks at the covered pavilion building about 150 meters from parking. There is a 5 to 15 minute walk to start from there, depending on how fast you go, 1 kilometer with some climb. Streamers will mark the path to start. First start time at 10am. Start will have water, as well as on the course. GO control will be shared with all courses and shoot to finish will be marked. Finish is right next to registration, which will have download. Since it's been rainy these last few weeks, the water features are more pronounced than usual.

Course Notes:

Most of you have probably at least heard about the forest fire, which has drastically changed the vegetation of much of the area. Some areas have been changed into walls of thorns that tower over your head, while others have been completely cleared out of all underbrush. There's really no way to tell from the map which section of woods you would want to travel through. As course setter, I've set courses to avoid the worse areas no matter what route you take. That's really the only way to make fair courses under these conditions. There is also a bit more trail running than usual to get through some of these particularly bad areas. Also, since it's been rainy these last few weeks, the water features are more pronounced than usual.

With the map in the condition it's in, the chances of somebody getting lost or not finishing their course are particularly high. Please remember to always download whether you finished your course or not so we have proof you returned. A 3-hour time limit will be strictly enforced (meaning an OT result, bad/no ranking points). Start closes at 1pm. Controls will begin to be picked up at 3pm, starting with early controls working forward. By 4pm the finish will be taken down. If you don't know if you can finish the course you've chosen in 3 hours, please run the course down.

Course specific notes:

White-- Solid course, gets to see the fire damage without having to walk through it.

Yellow-- A little bit on the hard side for a yellow course. Leg 2 to 3 has a streamered section of about 100 meters that crosses a stream with no bridge. This course also sees the fire damage.

Orange-- Physically very challenging. Be ready to rock hop and cross streams over fallen trees. Visits a section of woods I don't think Orange has ever gone to before.

Brown-- Made to be physically easy as possible. Smart route choices will avoid all rocky ground. About 80 percent white woods and trail running.

Green-- Not to be taken lightly. About 70 percent white woods and trail running.

Red-- Even harder than green. About 60 percent white woods and trail running.

Blue-- I'm so sorry for what I have done to you. Goes pretty much everywhere south of Chestnut Hill. About 50 percent white woods and trail running.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.70km 40.0m 8
Yellow 3.50km 130.0m 10
Orange 4.60km 155.0m 11
Brown 3.20km 95.0m 9
Green 5.30km 180.0m 14
Red 7.10km 205.0m 18
Blue 9.60km 275.0m 24

Sun Jul 28, 2013    Springton Manor    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John Gillette  
Course Setter: Nathan Ohrwaschel
Notes: Junior team fundraiser
Directions: From the North take Rt 82 south to Rt 282. Follow 282 south and look for O signs at the junction with Springton Road. From the south take Rt 282 north from Downingtown to the intersection with Springton Road and follow the O signs.

ED/CS Notes:
Come join DVOA down on the farm!

Just back from international competition with the US Juniors Team, Nate Ohrwaschel has set an array of courses in this Historic Farm setting that are sure to please.

The courses prove to be fast on a 1:5000 map that is not too technical and has only 10 foot contour intervals. Aside from our regular courses, we will be offering a Sprint course as a fundraiser for DVOA Juniors.  With the rather compact boundaries of a working farm, runners can expect some controls that will be punched twice, close controls (check your clue codes), and some red slashed out of bounds on planted fields.
Sprinters will have to run their Sprint Course before they register for and run a standard course.

After your course, enjoy a stroll around the grounds to see the farm animals and maybe bring a picnic lunch.

We’ll see you Sunday at Springton Manor!

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.27km 0.0m 15
Yellow 2.60km 0.0m 13
Orange 4.26km 0.0m 14
Brown 3.30km 0.0m 13
Green 4.77km 0.0m 16
Red 5.97km 0.0m 20
SprintO 2.16km 0.0m 16

Sat Aug 10, 2013    Frances Slocum State Park (POC)    Sprint-O  Score-O  Special  Canoe-O  Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Ron Bortz  610-334-3523
Course Setter: Ron Bortz
Notes: DVOA Camping weekend. Pre-Registration at https://orienteeringusa.org/eventregister/
Directions: From I-81 take PA309 west to Carverton Rd, left on 8th St in Carverton and left on Mt Olivet Rd to park

ED/CS Notes:

DVOA's summer mega controls event this year will once again be held at Frances Slocum State Park northeast of Wilkes/Barre, PA on August 10th and 11th.

Everyone from everywhere is invited to this informal format for a weekend of unique orienteering and socializing. Join us for the weekend and camp with us or stay nearby so you can spend some quality time getting to know more of your orienteering family.

Frances Slocum is a great state park with camping,picnicing,a large horseshoe shaped lake,athletic fields and a very large swimming pool with a concession stand.

The orienteering will include a score-o which will be done via a combination of foot,paddle and peddle. There will be no requirement to do all three. The entire score-o may be done on foot, but to score the really big points you will need to paddle. Paddle is the operative word here. The paddling can be done in a canoe, kayak, rowboat, peddleboat (all available for rent or preferably bring your own) or paddleboard. All rules must be followed for state waters. Those so inclined can pick up points on the western potion of the map via mountain bike (your own) or by foot.

The foot and bike-o control sites are the same ones used last year but now you must figure out which ones will get you maximum points (or just get them all). There will be no time limit (except to get out of the woods before the park gates close) so  no one has an advantage for highest points total.

There are four catagories (if you want to see how you did compared to others)

1. One day solo 2. One day team 3, Two day solo 4. Two day team

Remember, this entire weekend is very informal, so if you just want to get out, enjoy the woods and find a few controls while you're at it, welcome to it.

Did I say the highest points controls will be on the water ?

There will be a memory/photo-o for those who have done the score-o first.

A photo-o only will be for those who haven't done the score-o.

There will be a paddle-o only for those who don't wish to do the foot/bike-o portions.

Full details will be divulged at the event.

All of the above can be done on either Saturday or Sunday or both days.

The night-o will be Saturday night. There will be 24 controls of which you must choose 15 to spell three words. Each control will have three letters assigned to it of which you must choose one. No control may be visited more than once. Some letters are repeated so you will have to do some planning before running yourself out of options. It will be highly unlikely any two people will choose the same controls, much less in the same order. The same control locations as last year will be used, but as you can decern there will be no significant advantage.

We will also set up some very short sprint course utilizing the training kit which has a printer for immediate split printout, so bring your e-punch finger stick. This same kit may be used to set up a course for children of any age. We will have finger sticks for their use.

All of the other orienteering will not require e-punching or punching of any sort. There will also not be any clue sheets, just numbered or lettered flags in the circles. You will be given control sheets on which, for the score-o, you will record the control value you find at which number; for the night-o the letter you choose at which number.

The map fees will be $6 for your first map. You can use the score-o map for the memory/photo or the photo only or the paddle only Os. Any additional maps will be $2. If doing the night-o only the fee is $6. If you already bought your first map the night-o map will be $2.

Preregister at https://orienteeringusa.org/eventregister/


Being so very informal much of this is subject to alteration.

Stay tuned for updates, clarifications, additions, subtractions or guesses.

If there are any personal questions email me (alliron69@cs.com) or if others might like to know the answer to your query put it on the eboard.

Ron Bortz

Event Organizer (sort of)

8/1/13

For current information go to the e-board under any article referencing "Pocono Dash and Splash"

 

Sun Aug 11, 2013    Frances Slocum State Park (POC)    Sprint-O  Score-O  Special  Canoe-O  Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Ron Bortz  610-334-3523
Course Setter: Ron Bortz
Notes: DVOA Camping weekend. Pre-Registration at https://orienteeringusa.org/eventregister/
Directions: From I-81 take PA309 west to Carverton Rd, left on 8th St in Carverton and left on Mt Olivet Rd to park
Sun Aug 25, 2013    Gould Run    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Len Policelli  
Co-Director: Patty Policelli  
Course Setter: Petr Hartman
Notes: Registration and the main parking area will be about 1 mile south of I80 in a gamelands parking lot. From that point it is about a 4 mile drive to a smaller lot. Carpooling from Registration to the start area may be necessary depending on our attendance.
Directions: Part of Hickory Run State Park. West of the office and on the South side of Rt 534.

ED/CS Notes:

We are back to a 10,000 scale map and in an area of Hickory Run that has unique features, topography, and vegetation; differing from the more frequented venues in the park. This will be the first set of courses on this map since it was created for an A event.

Parking may be cramped as we are located at a small lot along 534 about ¾ mile north/west of the ranger’s station. We encourage you to carpool and plan to have a parking volunteer to help maximize space. When you arrive, please look for someone that will help direct you to a parking space. The plan is to get 3 rows of parking  - two against the highway, an isle, and one against the berm.

The nearest comfort facility is a port-a-john at the ranger station.

White through Green courses will have a remote start about 10 minutes walk. Red and Blue courses will have some stream crossings.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.00km 55.0m 7
Yellow 2.60km 90.0m 8
Orange 4.00km 155.0m 9
Brown 3.70km 105.0m 10
Green 5.50km 165.0m 13
Red 7.80km 300.0m 18
Blue 9.70km 360.0m 22

Sat Sep 07, 2013    Green Lane Nature Center    W  Y 
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: West of Rt 29 between Green Lane and Red Hill. Look for O signs at the intersection by Marlboro Elementary School.
Sun Sep 08, 2013    Green Lane Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R Volunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter: Roger Hartley Co-Setter: Steve Aronson
Directions: From Rt 422 take Rt 29 north. About 3.5 miles after the junction with Rt 73 look for a left turn onto Deep Creek Road and follow that and O signs to the park. From the North on Rt 29, look for O signs to the right as you approach the town of Green Lane..
Sat Sep 14, 2013    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sat Sep 14, 2013    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Night-O  Beginner  Int  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Janet Porter  
Course Setter:
Notes: Night O
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sun Sep 15, 2013    Hickory Run Sand Spring    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sun Sep 22, 2013    Fair Hill - Big Elk Chapel    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Nancy Sharp  
Course Setter: Ralph Tolbert
Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213
Sat Sep 28, 2013    Valley Forge National Historical Park, Mt. Joy    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginners program
Directions: From King of Prussia - Rt. 202 take 422 West and exit at the Valley Forge/Rt. 23 West exit and watch for O'-signs
Sat Sep 28, 2013    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter:
Notes: Indoor beginner program followed by a white course.
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
Sun Sep 29, 2013    Rutgers Environmental Preserve    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Rycharski  
Course Setter: Nicholas Reed
Directions: From S on US 1, or exit 9 on the NJTPK , take NJ-18 N to Davidson Road/Metlar's Lane, right on Ave E look for O signs. From N on 287 take Centennial Ave to Hoes Lane, exit at Davidson/Avenue E campus exit, bear left Over Rt-18 and follow O signs.
Sun Sep 29, 2013    Nolde Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Bob Gross
Directions: South of Reading PA on route 625. Take Rt 724 West from I 176, or East from 222 and turn south on 625. The park is about 2 miles South of that intersection.
Sat Oct 05, 2013    Illicks Mill    W  Y 
 
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Directions: Exit Rt 22 at the Schoenersville/378 south exit. Use the Schoenersville ramp, and then turn left. Pass the Hospital on the right, left on Illicks Mill Rd, or from the south on 378 exit on 8th street North, Left on Schoenersville, Rt on Illicks Mill Road.
Sun Oct 06, 2013    Daniel Boone Homestead    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ron Bortz  610-334-3523
Course Setter: Ron Bortz
Directions: From PA Rt. 422, 8 miles west of Pottstown, go north at Baumstown on Daniel Boone Road. Follow O'-signs from Rt. 422.
Sun Oct 13, 2013    Brandywine Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steven Mones  
Course Setter: Ron Wood
Notes: 2012 Map Revision
Directions: East side: turn west on Eden Road near the Wawa on US 202 about a mile south of 92 and follow O signs. West side park office: take 92 West off of US 202 to park entrance. Follow O signs
Sun Oct 20, 2013    Tyler State Park  
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: CANCELED
Directions: From I-95 exit 49 take PA Rt. 332 west toward Newtown. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs. Parking and registration will be in the Boardwalk Picnic Area, inside the park.
Sat Oct 26, 2013    Washington Crossing State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Burg  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Annual NJ Scout event
Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left
Sat Oct 26, 2013    Myrick Center (BVA)    Night-O  Beginner  Adv  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Jack Williams  
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.
Sun Oct 27, 2013    Washington Crossing State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Burg  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: HVO dual event
Directions: From Interstate 95 north of Trenton take NJ Rt. 29 north along the Delaware River. Turn right after about 2.5 miles on Rt 546. The park is on the left
Sat Nov 02, 2013    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Program at 11AM, course open at Noon.
Directions: From I-476N use exit 18A to Ridge Pike, go southeast. From I-476S exit at 18B and use the U turn at Allanwood. From I-76 use exit 338 Green Lane, follow N to left turn on Ridge Pike. Look for signs at corner of Ridge Pike and Port Royal Ave.
Sun Nov 03, 2013    Camp Horseshoe    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John Gillette  
Course Setter: Thomas H. Mentrak
Directions: From PA, follow US Rt. 1 South into MD. Turn right on Red Pump Rd. Follow for 3/4 mile and turn left on Ridge Road
Sun Nov 10, 2013    Colonel Denning    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: SVO
Course Setter: SVO
Notes: Mid Atlantic Championships. Colonel Denning SP.
Directions: N/A
Sat Nov 16, 2013    French Creek State Park North    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Sandy Fillebrown
Notes: Fall A Event
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sun Nov 17, 2013    Hay Creek    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Notes: DVOA Fall A event
Directions: North side (rustic picinic area): From Rt 422 go south on Rt 345. Continue straight on Furnace Street in Birdsboro to a dead end at the Birdsboro Rustic Picnic area. From the South take Rt 10 north from Morgantown to Plow Road and continue on Cocalico Road to Hay Creek Road turn right and follow signs to parking.
Sun Nov 24, 2013    Mount Penn - Antietam    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Diane Reider  
Course Setter: Erik Eddy
Directions: From the E or S: Business 422 to Mt Penn, Right on Carsonia Ave, Left on Antietam Road, Left on Angora Road. From the W or N: Skyline Drive south from Rt 12, Bingaman to Angora, Right on Angora, and look for O signs

ED/CS Notes:

Parking will be at Antietam Lake with start at the Nature Center. There is about a 350 meter uphill walk to the start.

The gravel lot off of Antietam Road has limited parking. If the lot is full, additional parking is available in the grass on the west side of Hill Road. Please be mindful that if we have had wet conditions, the grass parking area could be slippery.

Due to early sunset, we will be picking up controls at 2:30pm. Please plan your time.

Volunteers to run the event would be appreciated. I need help for the following Positions:

  • Early Start
  • Late Start
  • Early Epunch
  • Control Pick-up
Please contact Diane Reider if you can fill any of these positions at (610) 777-5881 or dianereider[at]hotmail[dot]com. Alternatively, use Volunteers signup link from above.

 

Trails: I added several of the trails that are either more distinct or are most likely to be seen on a course. The fall leaves hide some of the trails. Many of the mountain bike trails SW of the farm are indistinct and have not been added or are marked indistinct. I am not a professional mapper but in my estimation this adds a tremendous amount of value to these courses.

*White and Yellow should not be confused by any previously unmarked trails.

*Shared 1st control: W&Y, Blue&Green, Red&Brown

*Blue has 2 repeat controls 4/15 and 11/14

General Notes: Brown, Green, and Red explore the woods near Antietam Lake, Rotary Park and the Farm while staying away from Skyline Drive. For those who want a challenge, Blue will test your endurance and technical skills with some controls down the North side of Skyline Drive. Be sure to know the symbol for boulder on the clue sheet!

I would love to hear your opinions once you are done running your course!

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.60km 45.0m 11
Yellow 1.90km 80.0m 10
Orange 3.00km 100.0m 11
Brown 3.30km 110.0m 12
Green 5.10km 150.0m 15
Red 6.60km 230.0m 16
Blue 9.10km 300.0m 19

Sun Dec 01, 2013    Ridley Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl Volunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ann MacMullan  
Co-Director: Daria Babushok  
Course Setter: Hugh III MacMullan
Notes: Ridley Fox Trot
Directions: From Newtown Square follow Rt.3 west approximately 2 miles to main park entrance on south side. Follow O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

The Ridley Foxtrot and Riddle is the capstone event of DVOA’s orienteering season. This year we will have a wonderful slate of orienteering courses set by veteran course setter Hugh MacMullan III; as well as the fantastic Riddle set by US Trail-O team member Karl Ahslwede.  Stick around for hot refreshments, and the chance to win the Ridley Raffle! And, don’t forget to collect your award - there will be special awards given to the top male and female of each course as well as the top 3 finishers of the Riddle.

Location: (Intersection of Gradyville Rd and Providence Rd in Glen Mills, PA)  - follow orange and white O signs once inside the park – Pavilion 17.  There are bathroom facilities on site.

Schedule:

  • Registration / Courses Start: 10am-1pm 
  • Ridley Riddle: 12pm to 2:30pm
  • Ridley Raffle Drawing: 2:45pm
  • Ridley Riddle course solutions: 3pm
  • Courses Close: 3pm
  • Award Ceremony: 3:05pm
  • Riddle Course Review w/Karl: 3:15pm 

We still need volunteers! Please send an email to Ann MacMullan (ann@macmullan.org) or Dasha Babushok (dbabusho@gmail.com) if you would like to join the 2013 Ridley FoxTrot Volunteer Team -- the Rousing Ridley Rangers!  

Course Setter’s Notes: The Ridley Creek courses enable orienteers to avoid the worst of Ridley’s briars.

Note the greater than usual number of controls on the advanced courses.  This is due in large part to clusters of short legs – forcing orienteers to concentrate while “control picking” and avoiding possible thorny route choices.  Route choice will largely be on longer legs, with the usual Ridley “which road, which trail, how can I avoid climb” options.

There are numerous controls in some areas, some common to more than one course.  They are all on different features, but pay particular attention to the control code.  Anyone following someone on a different course will have problems.

Finally, the Red Course (only) crosses Ridley Creek twice, at ankle to mid-calf crossings.  Orienteers willing to get wet feet will be rewarded with some of the Park’s nicest woods.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.10km 105.0m 14
Yellow 3.50km 155.0m 14
Orange 4.90km 210.0m 10
Brown 3.20km 140.0m 16
Green 5.00km 265.0m 19
Red 6.70km 305.0m 28

Sat Jan 25, 2014    Zion Lutheran Church    Special  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Co-Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter:
Notes: Winter meeting. Doors open at 2 pm
Directions: Take Route 422 W to PA Rt23 West exit. Follow Rt23 west through Phoenixville to Rt724. From Rt23 & Rt724 jct, follow Rt724 west 1.1 miles to Zion Lutheran Church on left. From the Rdg-Pottstown area, take the 724 Exit off 422. Continue E on 724 through 3 lights and look for signs. Large white Church on the right.

ED/CS Notes:

Scheduled Activities

Doors open at 2pm ish

Scrapbooks and Library;  Bring something to Auction for the DVOA Juniors
 
3 - 4:30 pm  Epunch/Condes Review; Sandy Fillebrown and Vadim Masalkov
 
4:30 - 5 pm  How to design a White/Yellow Course; Tom Overbaugh
 
5 - 5:30 pm  How to teach a beginner (at an event or running an event); M. Frank
 
5:30 to 6:30 pm  Dinner - Bring a Dish to Share; Bring your Silverware, drinks and plates
 
6:30 pm Juniors - Movie: Despicable Me or bring one to share
 
6:30 pm Auction Auction Auction
 
6:30 - 8 pm or so: Adults - Winter Meeting

Sun Jan 26, 2014    Warwick County Park    Sprint-O  Score-O  Beginner  Int  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Vadim Masalkov  
Course Setter: Vadim Masalkov
Notes: President\'s Cup
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs

ED/CS Notes:

This year President\'s Cup will be held at Warwick County Park.

President\'s Cup course will have a mass start at 11:00AM and then second mass start at 11:45AM or 12:00PM.

Start window for Beginner/Intermediate courses will be 11:00AM (after the mass start) till 12:00PM.

All courses will be closed at 1:00PM or earlier and controls pick up will start.

Please plan your time accordingly.

This map was used on regular basis for local events and was recently updated to reflect changes in the vegetation and trail network. However, brand new office building and surrounding parking lot/paved trails ARE not on the current version of the map, so, please be aware of that. While field checking locations a week ago, I have noticed few more new rootstocks which are not on the map.

This year President\'s Cup theme is \"Charcoal Platform\". It\'ll feature a short \"Charcoal-O\" (Score-O format) course with a maximum of 930 points and time limit of 25-30 minutes. Most of control locations (12 out of 18) will be charcoal platforms with some rootstocks, boulders, and depressions in the mix. Each control will have points value:

  • 31 through 39 - 30 points
  • 40 through 49 - 40 points
  • 50 through 59 - 50 points
  • 60 through 69 - 60 points
  • 70 through 79 - 70 points

Score-O Rules

After you finish your \"Charcoal-O\" course, the points will be calculated and start time for the Sprint-O course assigned in such manner that it will be almost another mass start with the leaders going out first and the rest catching them. The first person crossed the finish line will be a winner of 2014 President\'s Cup.

Beginner and Intermediate are standard point-to-point courses derived from control locations used for the \"Charcoal-O\" and Sprint-O courses. For this event maps will be printed at 1:5,000 scale (laser printed at Staples).

There will be no water stops on the course.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
SprintO 2.20km 20.0m 10
Score-O 3.40km 110.0m 18
Beginner 1.90km 40.0m 9
Intermediate 2.50km 85.0m 11

Sun Feb 23, 2014    Batsto    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Daniel Barker  856-430-3371
Course Setter: Zachary Barker
Directions: From US30 East (White Horse Pike) in Hammonton take SR-542 (Pleasant Mills Rd.) toward Batsto, follow SR-542 north-east for about 7mi and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

The South Jersey area has only had moderate accumulations of snow.  Unless we get a large snowfall the week before, the terrain will be snow free.  The event site is compact with registration, start and finish just 50 meters north of the packing area. Restrooms will be just south of the packing area at the Batsto Village Ranger Station.

Regular DVOA hours will be effect with starts between 10:00 and 1:00.  We ask that all competitors plan to finish their courses by 2:30 so we can remove all controls from the woods by park closing time at 5:00.

The courses are typical Batsto courses with lots of blueberries and some green briar.  A rich trail network provides for excellent novice courses.  The map features few but very accurate contours.  The vegetation features are growing older but are still accurate.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.90km 45.0m 11
Yellow 3.30km 50.0m 11
Orange 5.00km 85.0m 13
Brown 5.20km 95.0m 15
Green 7.10km 110.0m 14
Red 8.20km 110.0m 17
Blue 10.50km 140.0m 20

Sat Mar 01, 2014    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Indoor beginner program at 10, followed by a white course at 11.
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
Sun Mar 09, 2014    Rocky Ridge County Park (SVO)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: The results from this event will count in the DVOA club rankings
Directions: From Lancaster follow Rt. 30 West to Rt. 24 North (Mt. Zion Rd.). Take Rt. 24 north to top of hill and make a right onto Deininger Rd. Watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Looks like the area avoided most of the latest big storm. Here is a start on some \\\"course setter notes\\\":

 

  1. There is still likely to be snow (ice) on the ground. When I was there Feb 26 it was about 8 inches.
  2. There are lots of unmapped mountain bike trails, though these might be under the snow and hard to see in many cases.
  3. There are also large logged areas that are not mapped. The courses in general avoid these areas so they are unlikely to be too big a problem.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.40km 45.0m 0
Yellow 2.90km 60.0m 0
Orange 4.40km 110.0m 0
Brown 3.70km 120.0m 0
Green 4.80km 165.0m 0
Red 6.80km 180.0m 0

Sun Mar 16, 2014    Hibernia County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Ohrwaschel  
Course Setter: Scott Thatcher
Notes: DVOA\\\'s St Paddy\\\'s Day comes a day early this year.
Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.80km 40.0m 10
Yellow 2.50km 46.0m 10
Orange 4.00km 95.0m 11
Brown 3.30km 67.0m 12
Green 4.40km 153.0m 15
Red 6.10km 171.0m 21

Sun Mar 23, 2014    Governor Dick    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Notes: Rt 117 is closed West of Mt Gretna for bridge construction
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.

ED/CS Notes:

The courses will spend most of the time in the northern section of the park.  This area is composed mainly of hillsides with only a few large terrain features, but many smaller terrain features and lots of platforms, rocks and other point features.  There is a lot of white woods with good visibility this time of year though the travel is slowed in spots by patches of vegetation and moderately rocky ground underfoot (and hopefully not too much snow).  The vegetation mapping is still pretty accurate and rootstocks on the map are still clearly visible in the field (though there are also a fair number of new, unmapped downed trees).  The trails on the maps are pretty clearly visible and blazed.


All roads and trails along the edges of the maps are in-bounds.  However, there are a number of houses on the edges of the map.  Please respect these homeowners by not running through their yards.  In most cases you would only run into a yard if you were off course.  There is one location on some advanced courses where possible route choices take you near houses; in this case the houses are marked as out of bounds on the map.


Registration is on the porch of the environmental center, right next to the parking lot.  The start is about a 400-500 meter uphill walk from registration.  Water will be provided at the start location (in addition to the usual water on the course).


RED and BLUE:  The red and blue courses will also travel to the south-east side of the main ridgeline running through the park.  As part the park’s forest management plan, there are a couple areas that you may run into where trees were cut this winter.  The affected areas will be outlined in red on your map.  These areas are not out of bounds, but most route choices avoid the cut areas, and there are fair number of branches down so travel through these areas would be slow.  The boundaries for these areas are a bit rough, but I tried to be fairly accurate in drawing the locations of the boundaries you would be likely to encounter on the course.  All trails remain open and unaltered.  Red lines crossing trails on the map represent new jeep trails that were created in order to carry out the cutting operations.  There are additional new logging areas (small clear cut areas) in the far eastern part of the map that you should not reach unless you are very far off track.


Also note that the southeast side of the park is much rockier than the northwest side, so the standards for what stony ground and boulders get mapped are very different, and travel through rocky areas can be slower.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.00km 50.0m 10
Yellow 3.00km 125.0m 11
Orange 4.30km 150.0m 10
Brown 4.00km 85.0m 10
Green 5.60km 175.0m 13
Red 7.00km 175.0m 14
Blue 8.90km 290.0m 18

Sun Mar 23, 2014    Governor Dick    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Co-Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter: Mark Frank Co-Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Indoor instructional program followed by a white course
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.

ED/CS Notes:

This class will introduce you to the sport of orienteering and answer your questions.  You\\\'ll learn what equipment you need and how to use your map and compass correctly.  Most importantly you\\\'ll discover how fun orienteering can be!

Sun Mar 30, 2014    French Creek State Park West    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Gross  
Course Setter: Ed Scott
Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs, or from Rt422 take 82 into Birdsboro and follow 345 to park.

ED/CS Notes:

French Creek West was first used for the 1982 US Championships.  The original mapper suggested mapping of the charcoal terraces since much of the terrain was relatively bland, and in some areas point features were nonexistent.  Since then, thousands of Orienteers have had varying levels of success in finding these little flat spots in the woods.  Sunday is the day to become an expert in finding them.  All courses Orange and above will see lots of charcoal terraces. White and Yellow will see many less.

The current 2002 map now has a few problems caused by some extra blackberry briars and some minor trail relocations.  The old trail beds are still visible, but not maintained and the new trails are parallel to them, often within sight, but sometimes not.  One small trail that is necessary for White, is difficult to see and has been streamered (yellow streamers).  It includes two small detours around fallen trees. 

Success on the advanced courses will require careful navigation and the willingness/ability to make mid-leg adjustments to the initial game plan.

I have to leave early on Sunday, so if you want to shoot the course setter you will have to start early and run fast.  

Here are the course notes that will be posted at Registration.

COURSE SETTERS NOTES                FCW             3/30/14

White:  Note that control #60 is both White 3 and White 7.  Be sure to punch #60 as control 3, then do 4, 5, & 6 in the proper order; then punch #60 again as control #7 before going to #8.

The route from 3 to  4 is streamered with yellow ribbons as the trail is indistinct and has a couple trees down near each end.

Yellow:  The clusters of Group Camp cabins each now have a large toilet and shower room.  These buildings are not on the map. The original small cabins are marked accurately and the main road connecting them has not been altered.

Orange:  Control 3 will have drinking water.  It was not in the original plan so is not on the clue sheet.

Orange & Advanced:

The green areas of the map tend to be of the thorny variety. Pick your battles carefully. When I put out the ribbons I did use the compass a lot and did lots of straight line walking to be sure I had the correct feature.  It wasn’t much fun.  But while hanging the flags I kept the compass in my pack, my head up, and navigated around the briars to the ribbons with little difficulty.

There are a couple trails that have been rerouted to avoid wet or overused areas.  They tend to be close to the original trail.  The only one near a control is on the approach to BLUE #3, Control #39. The blue blazed trail is following the property line marked on the map while the overgrown trail runs more or less parallel a few meters to the south.  As far as accessing the control, this is a good thing.

 

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.70km 85.0m 9
Yellow 3.10km 110.0m 7
Orange 4.80km 135.0m 7
Brown 4.70km 140.0m 7
Green 5.60km 180.0m 8
Red 6.60km 175.0m 9
Blue 8.20km 205.0m 11

Sat Apr 05, 2014    Lower Perkiomen / J.J. Audubon    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginner program at 10, followed by a white course at 11.
Directions: From King of Prussia follow US 422 west to Oaks Exit. At the bottom of the ramp turn right at the light then make another right at the next light. Follow O-signs to parking. From Pottstown follow US 422 east to the Oaks Exit. Stay right at end of ramp and yield on to Egypt Road. Go under 422 and make a right at the 2nd light (before crossing bridge). Follow O-signs to parking.
Sun Apr 06, 2014    Warwick County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John Gillette  
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs

ED/CS Notes:
Happy Spring!  We are trying to quietly prepare for Warwick without getting Mother Nature off balance.  As of Thursday night the weather forcasts look awesome and the woods are beautiful.   When you are out on the course be careful punching your controls.  With this compact park, there are some controls close together...so check your number!   The map is very good.  Scale is 1:10,000 with 5 meter contours.  Bring a friend.  Great Orienteering weather has finally arrived so let\\\'s take advantage of it by running Mary\\\'s outstanding courses.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.10km 30.0m 10
Yellow 2.20km 40.0m 9
Orange 4.40km 90.0m 17
Brown 3.60km 40.0m 11
Green 4.50km 125.0m 16
Red 5.80km 190.0m 19

Sat Apr 12, 2014    Illicks Mill    W  Y  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Directions: Exit Rt 22 at the Schoenersville/378 south exit. Use the Schoenersville ramp, and then turn left. Pass the Hospital on the right, left on Illicks Mill Rd, or from the south on 378 exit on 8th street North, Left on Schoenersville, Rt on Illicks Mill Road.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.00km 27.0m 11
Yellow 2.70km 33.0m 15

Sat Apr 12, 2014    Myrick Center (BVA)    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginner program at 10, followed by a white course at 11.
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.
Sat Apr 19, 2014    Pakim Pond, Brendan Byrne State Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Burg  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Event center is at the pavilion near the parking area at the Pond.
Directions: From Junction of NJ70 and NJ72 go SE on NJ72 and look for O signs

ED/CS Notes:

Event Director/Course Setter Notes:

New Jersey’s Pinelands terrain is calling you – wonderful pine and oak beauty in complicated but subtle low rolling hills full of just blooming blueberry/huckleberry undergrowth. Along with Batsto, the most unique terrain in DVOA-land. Come run in the woods on Saturday (no steep climb, no stony ground), then enjoy the holiday on Sunday.

Along with superb pineland courses, we will also be featuring an Easter Egg hunt on all courses, White through Blue.  Of course, White and Yellow will have the most treasures to scoop up, but all of you can slip an egg into your orienteering suit if you can fit it somewhere (don\'t worry, the eggs are plastic) and have a little one who would love you for it.

Mid-April, we promise wonderful weather (winter a long gone memory), and great courses that will gently (but seriously) challenge your orienteering acumen.  We will be staging the event from actual Pakim Pond (not just the title of the map) for the first time in a decade.  With thick green vegetation surrounding the pond, courses have dictated a 1k walk to start (all flat terrain), and (yes, I’m sorry) a 750m walk from Finish back to Download, to cool you down (again in all flat terrain).

Come enjoy South Jersey\'s best,

Bob

Here are the course statistics with comments:

White – 2.26k – 15m – 10 controls
A nice easy course along trails that will carry you through the woods, with a few route choice options, and some Easter Egg controls to surprise you along the way.  Enjoy the unique beauty of the Pinelands, solo or in groups.

Yellow – 3.03k – 20m – 11 controls
Ranging a bit further out, with a several cross-terrain options a