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Red Top Mountain
Bill Farrell wrote: Hey All,
I hope you took a chance and headed to Red Top this morning!
It turned out to be a perfect day!
Frank and his friends had worked hard to give a great day in
the woods -- and they did! Thank You All!
I thought that Green would be plenty for me... and it was.
Frank made me check my map for almost every leg. I am
comfortable with the map, but I could not find any easy ways to
get there... and it was always up!
Martha went out with her niece, Rory - 6, for her first
Orange course and they both had a great time. Nothing is as
pleasurable as seeing that big smile of the first timer.
See how many of your friends you introduce to Orienteering
and enjoy those smiles! Bill.
Bob Domine wrote:
I agree with Bill F., Frank Mills did an outstanding job
putting on an excellent event! The weather report Friday was so
intimidating with 100% chance of severe rain forecasted for our
event on Saturday. Though it was rough weather at our house when
we left Saturday morning, the weather at Red Top was cloudy with
some sun breaking thru and 65 F - perfect!
Frank set out some challenging courses, at least for me - I
overran then "goofed" around on the first 3 controls!
Alan Wadsworth caught me there and really put me into hurry up
mode. I don't remember Alan being this good last year!! He is
obviously getting serious.
Preparation and organization of the meet were first rate.
This was Frank's first time as Meet Director putting all of the
pieces together. The club has another proven event leader:-)
Thanks also to the many volunteers. We all really appreciate
it so much. Many hands make the heavy load fun. Thanks too for
the help from Jan, Beth Bradshaw's sister (same pretty blue
eyes), at registration, and the Luis Caamano family for control
Thanks to all of you for all you do to support our club,
US National Trail-O Championships in NC -
The 2003 US NATIONAL TRAIL ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS will be
held on Day 1, April 5,2003- of the BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN IV
event hosted by the Carolina Orienteering Klubb <www.carolina-ok.org>.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT according to
their particular interests e.g.-
- Finding out how Trail-O differs from Foot Orienteering (the
regular courses offered during this two day event).
- Finding out why Trail-O is such a challenging form of
orienteering-mental vs. physical.
- Testing the map reading skills of the elite folks on the
one hand and helping others becoming better Foot Orienteers
regardless of age, experience and physical limitations.
- Competing against those orienteers who have achieved very
high scores in previous National and Regional Championships.
- Winning a place on the "Paralympic Class Team"
that will participate in the Trail Orienteering World Cup in
Winterhur,Switzerland, August 5 to 7, 2003.
REGISTRATION AND FEE
When completing the US ORIENTEERING STANDARD ENTRY FORM, on line
15 enter "Trail-O and $6.00." If you already
have sent in your Entry Form, you may sign up and pay your $6.00
fee at the check-in desk in the Trail-O start area.
After you receive your Control Card, circle OPEN CLASS or
PARALYMPIC as applicable. "Paralympic" is defined as
someone who has some permanent physical disabilities, including
hidden disabilities, which give them significant disadvantages
in Foot Orienteering competition.
Trail-O Event Packages (map, control card, instructions,etc.)
may be picked up in the Trail-O start area. Details about start
location, time course will open and close, number of control
clusters/time controls and other information pertinent to the
Trail-O Event will be available in the regular Foot-O Event
THE USOF TRAIL ORIENTEERING COMMITTEE HOPES THAT MANY OF YOU
WILL TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TRY THIS VERY CHALLENGING FORM OF
ORIENTEERING SO THAT YOU TOO MAY JOIN THE GROWING NUMBERS OF
TRAIL ORIENTEERING ENTHUSIASTS!!!
Frank H. Kuhn
Chairman, USOF Trail Orienteering Committee
Joe Kurz Meet - 020803
Bill Farrell wrote - Well, we did have a meet today... Kevin
set it and we came.... and it was another perfect day of
The park is fast and flat... I wish I had remembered that
they had burned some of the dark green.... making it white
again. I am sure everybody else did not run around all the green
like I did... but I got my exercise!
Kevin did a great job of making me look at my map for almost
every leg... and he made me ask every hunter for a ride. We did
have a great day of fun with our friends... and we saved the
lives of many bunnies.
Great job Kevin and all the helpers! Thank You! Bill.
Bob Domine wrote: It was a beautiful and sunny day
though a little brisk temperature wise.
Kevin did a great job, putting out some really fun courses
and the process went smooth. I too thank Kevin and all those who
supported the meet. I ran the green course and had an
interesting time with a few nice bobbles. On the 1 to 2 leg I
bounced off a bob wire fence cartoon style. I never saw it until
I hit it! It shook me up a little, but at least my pace count
restart was accurate. Running across the pine tree rows was
Thanks again Kevin for organizing and putting on a great