HVO/WCOC Winter Series
2021 / 2022

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Click here for maps, notes, directions and waiver! - Here
 

What
Once again, HVO and WCOC are pleased to host a series of eight bare-bones, time-yourself orienteering races this winter. As with last year, most events offer a Brown, Green and Red course, and participants download the maps from a link posted on HVO’s website. Control flags will be out in the woods for about four weeks and the events overlap some weekends so you can do two in one day/weekend if you want. You run whenever you want while the flags are out. The races are honor system based with no boxes/punches on the controls, just touch the flag (no remote visual punching!). No beginner’s courses will be available.

In case of major snow falls, revised dates may be considered and posted.

How
Maps will be available for downloading on HVO’s (this) website a few days before the controls are in the woods.

Results
Participants can time themselves and can upload their results directly to the respective Attackpoint.org event pages. Posting splits and GPS tracks are preferred, but not required. Participants can also upload tracks to Route Gadget.

Important
Each participant in any or all of the Winter Series events assumes full responsibility for any and all injuries, losses and damages that he or she incurs while attending or participating in the Winter Series event.  Downloading of any map constitutes agreement to the waiver which is available on the download site.

Schedule:

        Dates           -    Location           -     Course Designer

   #1 Dec 1 - Mar 30 – Claudius Smith Den, Harriman SP – Greg Balter (course designer) - Note: Greg has done one daisy course - do it clockwise or anticlockwise. Maps 7,500 and 10,000. Control locations are marked with bright orange painted sticks 1 to 2 feet Above the ground.

Access point from Tuxedo Train Station  ~ 1.5 km away from the start.

   

   #2 Dec 18 - Jan 9 – Mountain Lakes – Lina Spokauskaite

   #3 Dec 24 - Mar 30 – Surebridge Mountain, Harriman SP – Greg Balter

   #4 Jan 8 - Jan 30 – Map TBD, CT – Tony Muffatti 

   #5 Jan 22 - Feb 13 – Blue Mountain – David Oxenstierna

   #6 Feb 5 - Feb 27 – Map TBD, CT – Clinton Morse

   #7 Feb 19 - Mar 13 - Harriman SP - Jordan Laughlin

   #8 Mar 5 - Mar 27 – Huntington SP – Joe Brautigam 

 

Route gadget for WShttp://www.vmeyer.net/gadget/cgi-bin/reitti.cgi

These are training courses and not organized events.  Each participant in any or all of the Winter Series events assumes full responsibility for any and all injuries, losses and damages that he or she incurs while attending or participating in the Winter Series events.  Please observe all County, State and Federal regulations that may be in place.