Organizers: Phil Wallensteen (Course Planner), Phil Wallensteen (Event Director)

Map: Black Forest


  • Results can be found here
  • 3D-Rerun can be found here. Remember to click on the point of the start triangle pointing towards control #1 to syncronize the GPS tracks starting from this point.

Location, Parking, and Map

You drive 1.9 km up Black Road from Hwy 97 and there will be a small dirt road on the left. I hung two orange ribbons at the start of the road. There is limited parking unless you have 4X4 with good clearance. The two easiest parking locations are shown on the map which you get when registering. P2 is on a bend of Black Road but there is just enough room to get off the road.

The start/finish control is just off the road out of sight. I hung two orange ribbons on the road where you go in.

There are bears and lots of mosquitoes in the area.

If it is wet, the windfalls and branches will be slippery.

Some of the trails are quite indistinct especially with the all the cones and sticks on them from last winter.


  • Intermediate: This course is now set up and ready to go! There are some trails on the map that are very faint, which have been marked with yellow flagging in the certain highly indistinct areas including the start of the trail where it leaves the road which isn't obvious.
  • Advanced: 3.4 km (straightline) of green, rugged, technical navigation on a new map. A piece of Black Forest cake.

Due to the exceptional global circumstances at the moment, we will not be having our usual events. Instead, we are setting up trainings that can be completed in your own time, any time, over the coming weeks. For all the trainings we will be hanging some flags in the woods for a few weeks, and individually emailing out maps. You print out the pdf to get your own map (or if you are very careful, keep it on your cellphone) to use.


  • Please stay home if you have any symptoms of illness.
  • Only participate in orienteering activities with individuals from your immediate household.
  • Stay at least 2 meters away from all other park/wilderness users and do not congregate at the trailheads or control sites.
  • Do not touch the control(checkpoint) flags – just get within 5m or so.
  • Walk/run with extreme caution to avoid any injuries.


These trainings are being offered as a free mental health service to all Sage Orienteering Club members. Membership is cheap - sign up now!

How it Works

  1. Register your Sage Orienteering Club membership online on Zone4. Payment and waiver are both online on Zone4 this year.
  2. Once registration opens (it's not open yet!), register for the course of your choice and let us know how many of you are going. We will email you a map individually - so make sure your email address with your WhyJustRun account is accurate.
  3. Run the course whenever you want during the times when the event is open. If you are interested in comparing results & routes with others, record a GPS track on your smartwatch or phone.
  4. Report back by an email so we can keep track of participation.
  5. (Optional) Upload a .gpx file (you can export this from Strava, Garmin Connect, Attackpoint, and many others) to our website (link will be posted once registration is open) which will calculate your split times. We will also then overlay all the GPS tracks onto the map together so you can compare routechoices with others. We might not be able to gather socially, but we can still talk about or routechoices digitally.

How You Can Help

These events are running entirely on volunteer manpower. We would love some help if you would be willing to pick up controls at a specified times at the end of each event, and handing them on to the next volunteer who will put them out.



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