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Discussion: HVO/WCOC Winter Series 2021

in: HVO/WCOC Winter Series 2021 (Nov 24 – Dec 27 - Cross River, NY, US)

Oct 31, 2020 10:10 PM # 
HVO and WCOC are pleased to host the Winter Series again. This year, we kick-off earlier than usual and we have expanded the number of events. The format is the same as prior years. Each event offers a Brown, Green and Red course, and participants download the course maps from HVO’s website. The maps are typically available a day before each event starts. Standard orienteering control flags will be out in the woods for about four weeks. Run whenever you want while the flags are out. There are no boxes/punches on the controls. Feel free to time yourself and post the splits on Attackpoint.

A big thank you to our course designers who make the Winter Series possible: Jordan, Greg, Geof, Joe, George, Lyn, David, and Clinton.

Event schedule:
#1 Nov 1 - Dec 6 – Harriman State Park – Jordan Laughlin (course designer)
#2 Nov 24 - Dec 27 – Blue Mountain – Greg Balter
#3 Dec 6 - Dec 20 – Ward Pound Ridge South – Geof Connor
#4 Dec 19 - Jan 17 – Ansonia/Osbornedale – Joe Brautigam
#5 Jan 9 - Feb 7 – Sessions Woods (tbc) – George & Lyn Walker
#6 Jan 23 - Feb 21 – Ward Pound Ridge North – David Oxenstierna
#7 Feb 13 - Mar 14 – Case Mountain/Gay City SP – Clinton Morse
#8 March (tentative) – Harriman State Park – Jordan Laughlin
Oct 31, 2020 10:22 PM # 
Control flags are now out in the woods at Harriman State Park and maps and course notes/directions are posted at
Nov 1, 2020 1:26 PM # 
For those familiar with the area, these first Harriman courses are on the map historically known as Lake Stilwell (later the NW part of Long Mountain).
Nov 2, 2020 8:14 PM # 
Route Gadget is up for Harriman (Winter Series 20 1)
Nov 12, 2020 1:37 PM # 
Had great fun last Saturday at Harriman - weather was awesome and quite a lot of folks out on the course. Somewhere between 5-10 folks by all accounts
Nov 24, 2020 7:29 PM # 
Happy Thanksgiving Week everyone. We hope you are staying safe and healthy, and that you have a chance to enjoy the woods.
This week we give thanks to Greg Balter, who has designed seven (edited) courses at the Blue Mountain Reservation in Westchester, NY:
Brown #1. 3.3km
Brown #2. 2.9km
Green #1. 4.9km
Green #2. 5.0km
Red #1. 7.8km
Red #2. 7.9km
All controls course. 6.1km (edited)
Note that two separate start locations are used, and for all courses, the final control marked (#147) is the finish. The flags are out in the woods and the course maps have been posted.
Nov 24, 2020 8:18 PM # 
Greg also has a seventh course posted using all 21 controls.
Use the same link as above for directions and to to download maps.
As Niels noted the Finish control is 147, not the car park, so if you are timing yourself or are going to download to RG stop the clock at 147.
Nov 27, 2020 10:16 PM # 
Route Gadget is up for Blue Mt. Same link as above.
Nov 28, 2020 5:58 PM # 
If you downloaded the maps before this morning you will find, when you run the course, that some numbers on the flags are not the same as on the map. If you download now (Sat 12.00) the numbers are correct.
Nov 29, 2020 2:14 AM # 
I ran the all controls and brown 1 today (printed yesterday) and both courses had issues. I believe almost every control code on the all controls was off. So are all these things fixed now?
Nov 29, 2020 2:20 AM # 
I also ran the Red "all controls" and didn't check any codes. so I had no issues.
Nov 29, 2020 9:59 PM # 
Teaser for WS #7: A little historical background on the Coop Sawmill, dating from colonial times in Glastonbury, CT. Field checking is coming along well and it looks like we'll have about 3.75 sq km of navigable terrain in play for mid February. Lots of gorgeous open woods, moderately dense trail network.

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