Occoneechee Mountain (Advanced), 27 February, 2022

Filed under: Latest News by Vladimir Stemkovski on February 20th, 2022

Join us on February 27 for small orienteering event in a fantastic new venue — Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area in Hillsborough, NC. This is only our second event there.

It is an advanced event and we will be offering three courses for expert orienteers. Anyone who has successfully completed an expert-level course (i.e., brown, green, red, or blue) is welcome to attend.  Register here before midnight on Friday, February 25 to reserve your map. Start window will be between 11 am and noon and the courses will close at 2pm.

Parking is likely to be limited.  If/when the parking lot becomes full, you will need to wait at the park entrance in a queue.  Park management has advised us that earlier arrivals have a better chance of getting immediate parking, so try to get in before 11am is you can.

The map will be printed at 1:7500 scale, with 5m contour intervals. 

Courses:

brown = 3.9 km, 17 controls

green = 4.6 km, 20 controls

red = 6.1 km, 24 controls

The terrain is extremely steep in places, and there can be significantly dense vegetation (a little bit on Green and quite a bit on Red courses) — take these factors seriously in planning your routes. Thick vegetation is generally passable, but slow.  Extremely steep terrain at Occoneechee is completely impassable and dangerous.

Lots of controls all courses, but steep terrain would probably not allow runners to sprint through them.

Vladimir and Tatyana

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