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DVOA Ridley Fox Trot and Ridley Orienteering Riddle

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Glen Mills, PA, US
Dec 1, 2013

Type: Orienteering - Local

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The Ridley Foxtrot and Riddle is the capstone event of DVOA’s orienteering season. This year we will have a wonderful slate of orienteering courses set by veteran course setter Hugh MacMullan III; as well as the fantastic Riddle set by US Trail-O team member Karl Ahslwede. Stick around for hot refreshments, and the chance to win the Ridley Raffle! And, don’t forget to collect your award - there will be special awards given to the top male and female of each course as well as the top 3 finishers of the Riddle.

Schedule:
Registration / Courses Start: 10am-1pm
Ridley Riddle: 12pm to 2:30pm
Ridley Raffle Drawing: 2:45pm
Ridley Riddle course solutions: 3pm
Courses Close: 3pm
Award Ceremony: 3:05pm
Riddle Course Review w/Karl: 3:15pm

Course Setter’s Notes: The Ridley Creek courses enable orienteers to avoid the worst of Ridley’s briars. Course distances, climb and number of controls are:

COURSE........DISTANCE........CLIMB........# CONTROLS
White ...................2.1 km..........105 m....................14
Yellow.................. 3.5 km ..........155 m...................14
Orange.................4.9 km ...........210 m..................10
Brown...................3.2 km............140 m..................16
Green...................5.0 km.............265 m.................19
Red......................6.7 km..............305 m.................28

Note the greater than usual number of controls on the advanced courses. This is due in large part to clusters of short legs – forcing orienteers to concentrate while “control picking” and avoiding possible thorny route choices. Route choice will largely be on longer legs, with the usual Ridley “which road, which trail, how can I avoid climb” options.

There are numerous controls in some areas, some common to more than one course. They are all on different features, but pay particular attention to the control code. Anyone following someone on a different course will have problems.

Finally, the Red Course (only) crosses Ridley Creek twice, at ankle to mid-calf crossings. Orienteers willing to get wet feet will be rewarded with some of the Park’s nicest woods.


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Attending:

66.4 Wyatt (log) In Vegas...
58.0 ? speedy (log)
53.8 ✓ j-man (log) I'm going to own Tom, on the Trail-O
50.6 ✓ Tom O (log) I'm going to own that Trail-O!
50.1 ✓ jcampbell (log)
45.5 ✓ Kswede (log) Setting the Trial O, planning on stumping Tom
41.5 ✓ Len (log)
38.0 ? RichB (log)
33.2 ✓ furlong47 (log)
33.0 ✓ anniemac (log) Co Event Director..what's Trail-O? :)
31.4 ✓ Sandy
28.9 ✓ Sswede Will be watching jman and Tom duke it out on Trail-O
✓ Zacleipyr (log)
✓ triple-double
✓ eagletonjim
✓ DangerZone hoping to do my first trail-O
✓ hughmac⁴ (log) Vetting and heckling trail-Oers
? ifjones
? David_Waller (log)

See also:

Oct 20, 2013DVOA Tyler State Park - CANCELED
Oct 26, 2013DVOA Myrick Center (BVA)
Oct 27, 2013Annual DVOA / HVO Dual Event @ Washington Crossing SP (pre-register)
Nov 1–3, 2013(Cancelled) Harriman Relay and Club Festival
Nov 3, 2013DVOA Camp Horseshoe
Nov 10, 2013Mid-Atlantic Championships
Nov 16–17, 2013DVOA Fall Orienteering Festival
Nov 24, 2013DVOA Mount Penn - Antietam
Jan 8, 2014Rocket Launch • ORB-1: Antares/Cygnus 2
Jan 11, 2014QOC Patapsco