Saltbush Orienteers Programme 2017

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2017 Saltbush Orienteers programme

Start Date  22/04/2012 10:00:00 AM
End Date 22/04/2012 1:00:00 PM
Event Name Cooyerdoo Hill
Location Cooyerdoo Hill

Cooyerdoo is the other side of Iron Knob, so it will be an interesting trip; quite a bit longer than to the last event.  After  making your way through Iron Knob,  head  left towards  Kimba.  You will see the beginnings of the mine development changes at 'the Knob' and the diverse colours of ore and overburden on the western side.  Drive about about 15 kms along the Kimba  road  to  the turnoff  into  the  station homestead, (just past the 75 to Kimba sign) and then there will be another 8 kms of good track which approaches the Cooyerdoo Hill.  The orange “O” signs will direct you to the start area.

You will pass  the  homestead  and the south end of  the  hill, heading east on a new track.  This is to avoid the old track along the western side of Cooyerdoo Hill, that  has  been badly washed out by the last couple of years of good rains.  We pass a large dam which has been included on the eastern edge of our orienteering map.  Here we pick up a good track spiralling back to Cooyerdoo Hill.

The new track to the dam will need some care - I went out in my own car, taking it steady  and  had  no  problems.  If  four  wheel drivers can keep the speed down, I think this will preserve the  new  track for standard vehicles.  Please travel slowly past the homestead  to  minimise dust.

The courses available will be the standard mix of four options, from beginners to  long, to  entertain, build skills and challenge you.

Start times are between 10am and 1pm. Please ensure you are finished and back at the van by 3pm.

Remember to wear sturdy shoes, bring plenty to drink, and be sun smart with appropriate clothing and hats. The flies were friendly, so I reckon some repellant or a hat net would be worthwhile.

Tea and coffee is supplied, and a barbecue plate available to cook your own BYO food.  Don’t forget those chairs. Whistles for sale and compasses for hire at the van also.

John Brockhurst
(Course Setter)

Contact John Brockhurst ph 86452375
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