27 November 2012

Larus Park Orienteering

It has been a couple of weeks ago but I attended another orienteering event put on by the Central Virginia Orienteering Club. The course was held at the Lewis G. Larus Park in Richmond Va. I had never been to the park before and I found that the park and terrain suited this event. The 106 acre park host about 5 miles of trails.

Another treat was that the event start area was at a little private school.


School uniform or smoking jacket required? I would love to have a house like that!

Anyhow, I set off on the orange course which is the advance course about 5.1km long. My GPS told me that I ran 1km more than I needed to.. It might be hard to see from my cell phone picture


but the part of the course is on the other side of the highway. Well, how do you get to the other side?


That was different and added a bit of adventure to the course.

I was pleased with my time and I was pleased with getting all 20 controls. I did have a couple of times that I figured I was on one place on the map and I was on the wrong part of terrain feature. Another thing that I need to work on is symbols and control description terms. This term was new to me (re-entrant) I believe that is a small trail that will re-enter you back into a wooded area. Looking for something that you don't know what you are looking for can make things a little harder than it needs to be!


2 comments:

Derrick George said...

Any way I could get a copy of that map or a link to its location online? Please?

Bikewright said...

Derrick try here. This is the best I can do for you

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77944462@N05

I no longer have the map