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CSU Rocky Woods



Medfield, MA
Nov 1, 2009

Next entry deadline: Nov 1, 2009

Type: Orienteering - Local

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Event Summary
Rocky Woods is typical eastern Massachusetts terrain, with rolling topography, some rock, and mixed forest. It is generally open, and presents good runnability. However, the forest is often mottled with smallish conifers which will reduce visibility more than running speed.

The map itself is decent, although not superlative. It is a bit dated, and the original rock mapping is variable. But, this Sunday's courses depend much more on contour features, which tend to correspond nicely with reality.

Leaves are mostly down and water features are wet. If anything, some low-lying areas may contain more water than indicated on the map, but marshes, ponds, and streams largely conform to their mapped borders.

The courses are fairly conventional with respect to distance, difficulty, and geometry. The red course, however, is geometrically more convoluted than ideal, with many cross-overs and some potential doglegs. Because of this, and due to high control density in some areas, there is a risk of mispunching. We will be checking punches, so read the map and control descriptions carefully.

Course Statistics
Course Length Climb Controls
White 2.3 km 45 meters 8 Controls
Yellow 2.8 km 50 meters 8 Controls
Orange 4.1 km 120 meters 9 Controls
Brown 3.7 km 90 meters 10 Controls
Green 5.1 km 125 meters 15 Controls
Red 7.9 km 250 meters 19 Controls

C level event with courses WYOBrGR set by Clem McGrath; starts will be from 10 AM to 12 PM. Courses close at 3 PM. Please register online in advance at the website below.

The costs are $6 for all courses. Directions to the meet are available at the website.

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