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Map: Canoe Creek
We have cobbled together a hodge-podge of people to make this event happen. Courses are being planned by David Bakker in Whitehorse, Phil Wallensteen is putting out the controls on Sunday before he heads out of town for work, the rest of the Bakker Family is running registration the day of the event, and we need your help to pick up controls!
We couldn't get the new Black Road Map ready in time, so it will be pushed back to sometime this fall. Instead we are out on the Canoe Creek map behind the industrial park. See the google map pin below.
This is our second of three Monday night events in Salmon Arm throughout June.
We have planned the courses to avoid as much of the thick vegetation as possible, but note that the forest here is fairly green. Bug spray is also recommended, as there are several marshes in the area.
We couldn't get the new Black Road Map ready in time, so it will be
pushed back to sometime this fall. Instead we are out on the Canoe
Creek map behind the industrial park. See the google map pin below. Please
note that parking is quite limited, so consider carpooling. The road to the parking is in good conditions, and there are a few small pullouts before and after the main parking that can also be used if needed.
While courses look really short, distances are measured in a straight line between checkpoints. In addition, this forest is fairly slow with a limited trail network, so we recommend if you are trying to decide between courses, go for the shorter one. Its more fun to complete a course successfully, then to get stuck on the far side of the map on a too difficult course.
- 5:30 - Registration Opens and Beginner instruction
- 5:45 - Start
- 7:30 - Courses Close
This terrain has some technical contours, but also has easier to
follow features like roads and cutblock boundaries. The
map is bordered almost entirely by major features so it is very
difficult to get lost off the map, including a major powerline on one
side of the map, a large clearcut on another side, and logging roads on
the remaining two sides. This map is a great place to learn more forest
orienteering skills, without much of the danger of getting totally lost
in the wilderness.