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Gold Rush NorCal Nav 101 Clinic and Orienteering Event

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Peoria Ridge Trailhead parking

Peoria Ridge

Jamestown, CA 95327

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Navigation 101 classroom session, foot navigation training and Day Orienteering event.

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Gold Rush NorCal Nav 101 Clinic + Day Orienteering Event

Saturday, 11.07.20, 9a-2p

Peoria Ridge Trailhead Parking, Peoria Flats Road

Parking:

Type "Peoria Ridge Trailhead Parking" into Google Maps and it will get you there. Continue to the end of Peoria Flat Road at the Baseline Camp and turn right for a hundred yards to the Trailhead Parking. Use Peoria Flats Road. (NOT 'Old Peoria Flats Road')

Event Details:

Meet at the parking area for a "classroom" session on navigation with maps and compass. Gold Rush Race Director and Course Designer, Adrian Crane and Mark Richardson (with other Gold Rush team members,) will teach navigation with the topographical maps and answer your other adventure racing questions.

We'll cover the basics of compass use and map reading skills for land navigation. After the "classroom" session, we'll split into smaller groups, each led by an experienced racer, and go out on the trails to collect a few trek checkpoints; the AR instructors will help you apply your newly-learned nav skills. After the nav clinic, you can then venture out to the full Day-O course and test your skills.

Experienced navigators can proceed directly on the full Day-O course, if they wish.

Fun raffle prizes will be given out during the day for navigation trivia rewards!

Please bring:

Required gear: 

  • Water/Hydration for five hours (recommended at least 3 liters)
  • Snacks/Electrolytes to sustain you for the duration
  • Sunblock and sun protection (hat, sunglasses, bandana, etc.)
  • Hiking gear (shoes can be trail runners, running shoes or hiking shoes, whatever you are most comfortable keeping a good pace on the trails. Long pants and /or gaiters suggested. Gloves optional)
  • Small backpack (you'll need to be hands free to hold your map and compass)
  • Compass (We will have a small number of compasses available for loan, but if you plan to get serious about racing, we recommend your purchase your own.) (recommended: https://www.suunto.com/en-us/Products/Compasses/Suunto-M-3/Suunto-M-3-NH-Compass/ )
  • Pen or pencil
  • Face mask
  • Personal first aid items + cell phone

Optional:

  • Bug repellant 
  • Clipboard
  • Magnifying glass or reading glasses (if you need them for smaller print)
  • Highlighter
  • Map case
  • Chair or towel for sitting

Please note, for any close interactions, i.e., registration, looking over someone's shoulder to read a map, please plan to wear a mask. Please respect all social distancing etiquette for your fellow participants.

Please respect all regional and park rules.

We will provide maps and instructions at the event to all who pre-register and provide light refreshments (donation $20/person to cover maps+refreshment costs.) 

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Peoria Ridge Trailhead parking

Peoria Ridge

Jamestown, CA 95327

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