December 9, 2007
Bonus Meet @ Harms Woods

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Meet Director: Michael Collins
Course Setter: Michael Collins

8:30 a.m. Registration and Starts begin
11:00 a.m. Courses close and control pickup begins

(Maximum time on course: 2 hours)

Cost: (per individual or team)
CAOC members $5
non-members $8
additional maps $2
rental compass $1

(We suggest a maximum of four people per group.)

Harms Woods is the wildest and most northern of our three maps along the North Branch, and is characterized by a large sloping hillside along the west side of the River that is intercut by a dozen or more reentrants, white and light-green woods and only a scant trail system. It is a technically challenging area with many point features such as depressions, rootstocks, and man-made objects.

At this time of year, the vegetation has died back considerably, making it very easy to get through the woods. However, most of the marshes have dried up, making navigation more challenging (trails and marshes are covered under a layer of snow or leaves).

This meet is designed for beginning and intermediate orienteers. We will be having 3 courses. The short course will be 1.5 km long, and will stay close to the parking area. It will be a great course for first-time orienteers and kids. The medium course will be 2.3 km long, and will go deeper into the woods, but will stay on the east side of the river. The long course will require getting off trails. It is recommended for intermediate-level orienteers who would like more practice with planning routes and finding more subtle features.

Of course, more experienced orienteers are welcome to join us for a quick morning run through the woods.

We will be using traditional punching, and using master maps. If you would like a pre-marked map, please pre-register.

Notice the earlier start time. this is to make it possible for everyone to off the course by 11 a.m. so we can get to the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Please join us at the Skokie Public Library and help us set the direction of the club for 2008.

Take the Eden's Expwy (I-94) 7.5 miles north (west) of the Kennedy (I-90) to Exit 35 (Old Orchard Rd). Turn left (west) and continue forward into the parking area. Watch for the orange-and-white orienteering signs.

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