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Discussion: Westchester Challenge Model Course

in: Orienteering; General

May 21, 2018 12:08 PM # 
geof:
A model course will be available Friday afternoon from 12:00 to 4:00 in Ward Pound Ridge which has very similar terrain and features to the main event course areas. The model course is 4.0k with 120 m. of climb and 11 controls. The course can be shortened to 2.6 k. by omitting 3 controls. The control sites will have stands with flags but no SI units.
The model map scale is 1:10,000 with 5m contours and the map is available for $3 at the start.
The start/finish for the model course is at the Pell Hill parking area. After you pass the toll booth (no entrance fee on Fridays) take the second road on the right at the Trailside Museum and continue up the hill to the parking lot. Look for Orienteering sign on parked car.
Directions to Ward Pound Ridge: Ward Pound Ridge (WPR). 121, Old Post Road, Cross River, NY: 41.261084, - 73.614834
From NY City south or from I-84 (north/west). Get on I-684. Exit 6 and turn east towards Cross River on NY-35. After about 4 miles turn right on NY-121. After 0.1 mi. turn left into Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and follow signs.
From I84 east. Exit 21 towards N. Salem. Go South on NY.121 for 10 miles. Turn right at lights onto NY 35. After 0.6 miles go left onto NY-121 then left into Ward Pound Ridge.
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