By cow-incidence, BAOC and LAOC independently decided to have a National Event on the same weekend in March. Once we discovered this, rather than lock horns, we decided to cow-operate and have a COW. So, we mooo-ved the BAOC event to the following weekend and beefed up our offerings by adding some midweek events. (Plus there's a Ski-O weekend near Tahoe the previous week.) We even briefly considered resurrecting the long-moribund National Convention as part of COW, but, hey, we're Californians, not ones to cow-tow to convention.
Don't be cowed by the long distance to get here. With so many events, your trip will still be cow-st effective. So, loosen up those calves and get yourself ready to go! It's going to be a cow of a different color: Blue, Green, (how now) Brown (cow), and so on. Can we cow-nt you in? (Yes, we're going to milk this theme for everything it's worth.) And there'll be cheese galore: Swiss, emmentaler, Siegenthaler, and more.
It's gonna be udderly fantastic! A veritable cow-nucopia of orienteering:
US Relay Champs
US UltraLong Champs
US PrecsionO (Trail-O) Champs
US TempO (Trail-O) Champs
Two Nationally Sanctioned Middle Distance races
A sprint race through a redwood forest, and a PreO in the same location
Training at the amazing Vasquez Rocks
Training at Morgan Territory, site of the 2016 US S/M/L Champs
Two Ski-O days near Lake Tahoe
Visit our website at baoc.org/COW
Early registration deadline for O in the Oaks (the Northern California part of COW) is this Sunday, February 12.
The next entry deadline for the Southern California portion of COW is February 26.