Mendon Ponds course notes (Sunday, Jan. 15)
Starts are from 11:30 to 2:00 pm in Hopkins Point Lodge. Courses close at 3:30 pm. This will be in conjunction with Winterfest. It will be free for the beginner course and instruction will be provided. Regular meet fees apply on the other courses. You can register online.
The snow is long gone and the event will be a foot-o. The courses will be beginner, intermediate, long intermediate, and long advanced. Length and number of controls are as follows.
When I scouted the courses the ground and water were frozen, footing was good and the ice could bear a person’s weight. We then had a warm spell with rain that ended a few nights ago. It is forecast to be below freezing the next few days so the ground and water surfaces should be frozen again. I have no idea if any of the ice will now support a person’s weight. This is more a concern on the longer courses but everyone should plan their routes accordingly.
A couple of the courses have legs that skirt private property, some of which is posted others parts are not. Please be respectful and again plan your routes accordingly as the private property is out of bounds.
Finally there are a couple of opportunities on the two longer courses to miss-punch. If you pay attention to the control feature you will not have a problem.
Gary Maslanka, course-setter
We have three Ski-O events planned for this winter.
Sunday, January 15th at Mendon Ponds as park of Winterfest
Saturday, February 11th at Webster Park
Sunday, February 19th at Cumming Nature Center (New Map!) in Naples, NY
2016 Annual Meeting - Members Only Event
When: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Where: Carmen Clark Lodge, Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd, Rochester, NY
Noon – 1:00PM: Board Meeting
1:00PM – 2:30PM: Potluck and Annual Meeting
2:30PM – 3:30PM: Club History Event
3:30PM: Control Pickup
The event will be similar to a map adventure in that participants will answer a question for points at each control in a scatter-O. The answer to each question may be found on the club history board created by Laurie Hunt for the past club history display at the North American Orienteering Championships. Pictures of the display will be available on our facebook page and website for study ahead of the event. Pictures of the history board are in the photo album below.