Plum, PA, US
Sep 24, 2017
Type: Orienteering - Local
added by: sherpes
The next WPOC sponsored orienteering event will be held at Boyce Park on September 24. Boyce is always a challenging area because of the vegetation and Yaki Barak has designed some interesting courses over this area: Beginner 2.5 km, Novice 3.9 km, Intermediate 4.4 km, Advanced Short 3.8 km, and Advanced Long 7.3 km. These are a little longer than usual; plan to take advantage of the many trails in the park.
We will be centered at the Hillcourt Shelter. We have not used this shelter before for orienteering, so pay attention to the driving directions at the end. Or look on the web for directions for the west side of the park. Registration and start are from 11 am to 2 pm as usual and the map fee remains $5 for members and $6 for non-members
Don't forget, if you are bringing a minor who is not your son or daughter, you need to bring a waiver signed by the minor's parent (obtainable under Club Documents at www.wpoc.org ).
From the PA turnpike (Interstate 76), at exit 57, take Business 22 west toward the Monroeville mall and follow the common directions below.
From the Parkway East(route 376) going east, take the Plum exit (84B) to Mosside Blvd. Turn right at the light and follow the common directions below.
From route 22 heading west at the entrance to 376, follow Business 22 past the entrance to the PA turnpike and follow the common directions below.
From Business 22 heading east, turn left at the light at Mosside Blvd and follow the common directions below.
Common directions: (see map above)
At the first traffic light on Business 22, turn right (north) on Mosside Blvd. There is a Honda dealership and a Hampton Inn on this corner. Go straight through the interchanges to a traffic light where the Old Wm Penn Highway crosses and Mosside Blvd changes into Haymaker Rd. Continue on Haymaker Rd to a Stop sign at Beatty Rd. Go straight; almost immediately you will start down a hill; you should see a large sign that says "Boyce Park" and a road branching to the right; go to the right - this branch is an entrance to Monroeville Trestle Rd, also called Center Rd. (or continue 40 feet down the hill to the Stop sign and turn right there onto Monroeville Trestle Rd). The total distance from Business 22 to Monroeville Trestle Rd is 0.7 miles.
Follow Monroeville Trestle Rd. east and north for 1.6 miles to the entrance to Boyce Park. You will see signs along the way to the Wave Pool in Boyce Park; do not follow them. Once you enter the park, bear left at the first intersection and follow the road until come to another intersection. There make a right and an immediate left.; you should see the orienteering club banner on your left. We are at the Hillcourt shelter.
Note: The route along Mosside Blvd, Haymaker Rd. and Monroeville Trestle Rd is also marked as part of the "Orange Belt". You will see signs for this.
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