Notes from the course test
July 26, 2010 by Chris
I had a couple of the Richmond ASR guys out to do some Orienteering Challenge course testing on Sunday. The final leg (most difficult, 1:24k topo) took them about 3 hours to complete. They walked almost the whole way (90% is off trail), but did not make any major navigation mistakes. I’d estimate that a fast team that runs more can complete that section in about 2 hours if they do not make any navigation errors. I think each of us came out of the woods with one tick, not as bad as I expected. If it is as hot next weekend as it was this weekend you will want plenty of water. There is no potable water at the park!
We also discovered in the root ball of a large tree that there were hundreds of fossils and shells. Some of the shells were larger than my hand (fingers included)! So while you are racing, look for the downed tree 10 feet from CP39 if you want some fossils!