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US Individual Orienteering Championships Long Distance

Competition nameUS Individual Orienteering Championships Long Distance
Start date20120414
End date20120414
CountryUSA
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityNewnan, GA, USA
Club/organizerGeorgia Orienteering Club
Region of countrySouth
WRE event?Yes
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Contact email address
Contact phone number770-464-5169
Contact postal addressSee http://iof.6prog.org/WR_Event.aspx?FED=USA&YYMM=1211&EID=1966&HOW=F for information
Latest entry dateMarch 31, 2012
Event descriptionThe 2012 Long Distance Champs will be held at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Georgia’s newest and 5th largest park. The park includes 2,900 acres of varied natural land, and features seven miles of river frontage along the Chattahoochee River, open forest, farmlands, planted trees, granite outcroppings, large boulder fields, and complex terrain. The new map developed for this event uses IOF Standards and scales of 1:10,0001 and 1:15,000.
Terrain descriptionChattahoochee Bend has three distinct types of terrain. The long course will run through the flood plain and low hills. The flat flood plain along the river varies in width from a few meters to hundreds of meters. Usually a low sand hill rises along the steep riverbank, which is cut deeply by streams as they flow into the river. Water runoff is trapped by the low sand hill and the flood plain can be wet. There are some large marshes. Low hills and spurs mark the area above the flood plain. The vegetation includes oak/beech/hickory forests, pine forests, open fields, and pine plantations where the trees are planted in rows. The hills and spurs are crossed by many old trails and roads. A wide band of granite marks the area further from the river, running across the map from southwest to northeast. Vegetation is stunted and can be thick when the rock is close to the surface. There are many open bare rock areas of various sizes, as well as boulders and cliffs where the bare rock has eroded and broken apart.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.see website.
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