bushnowon
street
urban
mtbo
Run or walk, compete against yourself or others, or just for a family day out. The bush series caters for all in the great outdoors. (April-Nov)
Run, walk or push a pram to a 45 minute time limit. How many points can you get? (Oct-Mar)
Preparation for the Bush. Try out bush style orienteering in local parks before stepping out into the bush. Also includes a night event for the adventurous. (Feb-April)
Grab your mountain bike and ride around bush tracks in either a street style event, bush style event or a combination of the two. (Oct-Mar)
 

 

Date: Sunday, 28 Aug 2022.

Start times: 9:30-11:30 am     Course Closure: 1 pm

 

New map: Sugarloaf North. 1:10 000 scale with 5 metre contour interval. Base map from Hamish Mackie and fieldwork/cartography by Ian Dempsey.

Terrain: In the northern foothills of Mt. Sugarloaf, this section of the Sugarloaf State Conservation Area is mostly undisturbed eucalypt forest. It has gently undulating to steep terrain with good parallel watercourse and subtle gully detail. There’s a small area of complex man-made landform features. Large areas of the map are fast run with passable slower vegetation in other places. There are small rock features throughout. However, long and medium hard courses have a leg through a band of large rock (5m boulders and cliffs). Tracks and power lines provide strong catching features.

Some tracks near the assembly have been ripped up which has effectively discouraged trail bikes. You may find the adjacent forest faster going than the track there. Areas of this map that are too steep for orienteering are shown with grey contour lines and an “area not mapped” note. On longer courses, you may encounter lawyer vine and leeches in sheltered areas.

Directions and parking: NOTE that parking will be on both sides of a section of George Booth Drive (80km/hr speed limit) about 4.5km north-west of Seahampton. Check the map below that shows safe turning points that should be used when you exit the event. If you overshoot the parking (it’s confined to about a 300m section on each side of the road), proceed to a safe turning point and park on the other side of the road when you return. Pink surveyor’s tape marks the start/end of parking sections. Park as far to the left side off the main road as you’re able. Take care when you cross the road to access assembly/return to your car.

NOY7Parking

Courses:

Length (km)

Climb (m)

No. controls

Difficulty

Very Easy

2.1

60

9

Follows tracks and clearings/some streamered legs.

Easy

2.1

65

11

Most controls a short distance from the line feature. Some streamered legs.

NOTE Easy and Very Easy have a 100m leg in the early part of their courses along the side of George Booth Drive. There’s an 8m cleared strip between the edge of the forest and the road on this leg. Please warn juniors about this and consider shadowing, if you think it necessary.

Short Moderate

2.7

50

9

Many cross-country legs with strong catching features.

Long Moderate

3.9

85

14

Short Hard

3.3

80

12

Difficult navigation requiring fine map-reading skill, compass bearings and route choice

Medium Hard

4.7

145

15

Long Hard

6.3

250

18

Control descriptions are printed on the maps. If you'd like to have an additional copy - download them here -  words or symbols.

Special map features: brown triangle = termite mound > 0.3m, green cross = stump/tree root mound > 1.5m, black circle = survey marker, black cross = wreckage.

Please help collect controls after the event.

 

 

 
 
 
 

member

renew

NOCLogo

INTRO

permanentcourse

Facebook1