We're 8 days away from the (Center of the)
Universe Orienteering Champs! I'm about 90% done with the map & course, so here's some info!
There are some busy streets on the map, and they are mapped as out-of-bounds. I haven't mapped anything north of the main east-west arterial, so there's no reason to go there. However, Fremont Avenue runs north-south and bisects the map. Do not cross Fremont Avenue at street level. The only permitted crossings are underneath the Fremont Bridge
on either the Burke-Gilman Trail or Northlake Way.
The rest of the streets on the map are in bounds and consist of side streets with stop signs, speed bumps, parking lots, and crosswalks. In other words, pretty typical for what you'd see in an urban sprint.
There are two bridges here, the Aurora Bridge
and the Fremont Bridge
The Aurora Bridge is (by far) the largest feature in the neighborhood; however, the span of the Aurora Bridge is not
mapped. It's 50 meters over your head! I opted to more legibly show the ground underneath, which includes a small park, parking lots, side streets, and four giant support pillars for the bridge. (There's no way to access the span of the bridge from anywhere on the map.)
The Fremont Bridge is mapped, and the span of the bridge is mapped as the primary running level. Fremont Avenue traverses this bridge and the roadway is mapped out-of-bounds. The sidewalks on either side are in bounds. There are two permitted crossings underneath the bridge: Northlake Way and the Burke-Gilman Trail. These crossings are clearly marked with ISSOM passageway symbols.
Pin flags with manual pin punches.