Oregon Ridge Park

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November 21

This should be a great time of year to enjoy one of QOC's most recently mapped parks. Course Setter (and mapper) Francis Hogle has set a full 7 courses (White through Blue), taking full advantage of the beautiful and fast terrain. Epunching will be in use; White and Yellow (beginner) maps will be printed at a scale of 1:7,500, while all other maps will be 1;10,000. Course lengths, estimated climb, and # of controls are given below. Participants should know what the American Holly bush looks like. The feature for the start, as well as for many controls, are single American Hollies. They are marked with a small green circle on the map and with a black circle on the control descriptions. Updates:

  • All participants, especially advanced course participants, should read the course notes that will be available at registration.
  • Due to an unanticipated shortage of the paper type our printers normally use when printing 12" x 18" maps, the Red and Blue course maps have been printed on extra-durable (i.e. thick) paper, so they will be a bit tougher to fold. All other course maps are on our normal paper and are 8.5"x11" in size.
  • Our club librarians, Mark and Patti Mace, will be at this event with the QOC Library inside their blue Subaru (with QOC plates). Find them if you're interested in checking out any materials; ask at the Registration table if you don't already know who they are.
  • We recommend a visit to the Oregon Ridge Nature Center, which is near our registration area. Let the staff know we appreciate them and their park!
Reminder: At this time of year, all participants are to be out of the woods and to have checked in at the Finish by 3pm.


Oregon Ridge Park - Nature Center, Nature Center parking area, Cockeysville, MD (Classic Courses)

ScheduleSunday, November 21
11:00 am - 1:00 pmClassic Courses: Start Window
Event Director:John Landers
Event Director:Jody Landers
Course Setter:Francis Hogle
Location Details

Classic Courses
Oregon Ridge Park - Nature Center
Nature Center parking area
Cockeysville, MD
Google Map

From Baltimore: Take I-695 to I-83 North to Exit 20B (Shawan Road West). Follow Shawan Road to the first light, Beaver Dam Road, and turn left. Immediately after making the left onto Beaver Dam Road, there will be a fork in the road. Take the right fork and follow the orange and white orienteering signs. Follow the driveway to the parking; our registration area will be just a bit before the Nature Center.
Course DetailsClassic Courses
Course NameLength (km)Climb (m)No. Controls
White 1.6659
Yellow 2.69011
Orange 3.31107
Brown 3.51157
Green 4.71909
Red 7.528513
Blue 9.937014