October, 2017
Country Lane Woods

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Course Setter: Charlie Shahbahzian

Schedule: Thru October 15th or so

Cost: Free


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This is a training event that you can do anytime until about October 15th. Download and print one or more of the maps, head to the forest preserve, and practice choosing routes and finding controls. Instead of the usual orange and white flags, though, the control locations are marked with two strips of orange (or sometimes one orange and one blue) flagging tape.

Long pants are recommended -- some areas are overgrown.

Course options: Download and print your own maps from the choices below:

Yellow - beginner, controls are near trails

Orange - Intermediate

Green - Advanced

Red 1 - Advanced, Longer than green

Red 2 - Alternate course

All Controls -- Choose your own route

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Driving Directions:
Take I-55 (Stevenson Expwy.) 13 miles southwest of the Loop. Exit at LaGrange Road (aka US-45, Exit 279A), and go south 5.5 miles to 107th St. Turn right and go west just over a half mile to parking the entrance to the forest preserve. Turn right and look for the orange and white orienteering signs to direct you to the registration area.

Public Transportation:
Take Pace bus #381 from the 95th Street Terminal (in the middle of the Dan Ryan Expressway) at the south end of the Red elevated line at either 8:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. Stay on bus to end of line at Moraine Valley Community College and walk west on 107th Street to Country Lane Woods (1-1/2 mile, on north side of street). On the return, ask someone in the parking lot to drop you at MVCC where return buses depart every 30 minutes all afternoon.

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