Tahoe 2-Day

A-Meet at Burton Creek, Lake Tahoe

Tahoe City
Day Two - Sunday, June 30, 2002 - standard courses

Contact: Evan Custer, 925-254-5628

As of June 17, 2002 Only "day of entries" registrations are being accepted  |   Get the event flyer (PDF)

Advanced courses

Sunday's meet will consist of our standard array of courses, White through Blue. The courses are perhaps a bit longer and steeper than previous ones at Burton Creek, but not excessively so. On the plus side, most folks should be sufficiently acclimated by Sunday; on the negative side, Sunday's meet was allocated to the southwestern sector of the Park, which "features" a bit less in the way of lush meadow, and a bit more in the contour and slash departments, as well as sticky thickets of something-or-other which are familiar to those who have been sent to the big ridge in the SW in previous years. Advanced course runners may prefer to wear gaiters with their running shorts.

Preliminary Course Statistics:
        Orange:   4.275km,   110m,   12 controls
        Brown:    3.950km,   110m,   10 controls
        Green:    5.025km,   135m,   11 controls
        Red:      7.100km,   230m,   14 controls
        Blue:     9.150km,   285m,   21 controls

Electroninc punching --- SportIdent electronic punching will be used for all classes advanced on both days of the A-meet. If you do not own an SI Card, you may rent one for $2/day. Please indicate on your entry form either the number of your SI Card or your intention to rent one.

Map Notes

Mapped brown-dot knolls tend to be rather Lilliputian in height, and are best approached with well-chosen attack points. There is a certain amount of inconsistency in the mapping of rootstocks and fallen trees, both in the manner of indication (brown 'X' for both) and in selection of mapped vs. unmapped ones. In some areas there may also be some unmapped boulders of a size which might be mapped in other areas. In many areas the smaller mapped clearings can be a bit vague due to re-growth: these tend to be the result of logging activity rather than natural meadows. Similarly, logging (or is it gardening?) activities have tended to increase the level of forest floor litter over what had been originally mapped. In general, the setter has tried to avoid letting these ambiguities interfere with the fairness of the courses. Many, many thanks to Zoran and Bob C. for last-minute fixes to the map where these discrepancies might have caused difficulties.

White and Yellow Courses

All Courses --- The trails that we're using are in a popular mountain bike area, so be on the lookout for cyclists. The wild flowers are in bloom, and if you're lucky you'll see a brilliant red snow plant.

White Recreational --- Portions of the trails are too rough for regular strollers, but the large wheeled varieties like converted bicycle trailers and jogging tricycles should be fine.

White Competitive --- On Sunday there is a different course for competitiveand recreational runners, as making the competitive course long enough toget close to the target winning times also made it longer than most of thestandard BAOC white courses.

Yellow --- All controls are visible from a handrail. The most difficult handrails are the seasonal streams, which at this time of year are dry. These streams vary from a pit still holding water to what was a pooled area, barely discernable from the surrounding ground. Most often the seasonal streams are somewhat depressed areas with clean looking exposed gravel. There is often a more direct route between controls by going cross-country. Following the handrails will increase the stated straight-line distance somewhat on Saturday's course and significantly on Sunday's course. On Sunday there is a different course for competitive and recreational runners, as making the competitive course long enough to get close to the target winning times also made it longer than most of the standard BAOC yellow courses.

The preliminary statistics (subject to change) for the event are:
Sunday       Yellow Competitive    3.7 k,     60 m,     12 controls
Sunday       Yellow Recreational   2.7 k,     50 m,     10 controls
Sunday       White Competitive     2.95 k,    45 m,     12 controls
Sunday       White Recreational    2.125 k,   40 m,     10 controls
Standard paper-punch cards will be used on recreational courses.


The biggest hazard is probably the altitude. You will be competing at 6200 feet. One of the best ways to decrease some of the effects of high altitude is to stay hydrated throughout the competition. Start drinking water about 1 hour before your start, and drink water at all of the water stops. If it is warm, it is even more important to stay hydrated.

There are no rattlesnakes or poison oak. Black bears are occasionally seen, but they usually are not aggressive. Be alert for mountain bikers on the trails.


Whistles must be carried by all competitors. If you do not have a whistle,ask for a free one at registration.

The safety bearing is south until you reach a residential area or Highway 28.