COC2022 – MODEL EVENTS

Date: Thursday July 7th

Start time: 2pm

Course closure: 7:00 pm

Maps:

  • Long Model: Double Duck 2009, by Magnus Johansson, updated 2014 Remo Madella, 2021 Hillary Anderson.
    • The model map terrain is very representative of long map with open forest, grasslands, rock features and a trail network. There will be a number of controls set out on the map, do as many as you wish in any order.
    • Note: This is a popular mountain biking / hiking area, parking may be limited. There are no toilet facilities.
    • There will be no officials on the course.
  • Middle Model: Ramparts, Contour interval: 5m, Map symbol set ISOM 2017, New map by Bryan Chubb (2018 – 2019). Minor updates by Hilary Anderson, 2022.
    • The terrain is very complex in nature with varied forest, some clearings, numerous rock features, mixed contours and a trail network. There will be a number of controls set out on the map, do as many as you wish in any order.
    • There will be no officials on the course.

Location – Middle Model:

Directions

Access to the COC Middle Model is from the same highway pull out location as the COC Middle event. (located 2km from the Fernie /Fort Steele interchange at the bottom of the long hill next to the large yellow wildlife sign).   Proceed on the northern access road and park anywhere alongside the roadway 400-500m from the highway. 

Note the southern access road from the highway pullout through the cattle guard is embargoed until July 10, 2022 for the COC Middle event.

Location – Long Model


Directions

Drive east of Cranbrook a short ways on Highway 3. Just past the SPCA turn-off, look for a small gravel road on the left (north) side, visible from the highway, to access the “Fraggle Rock” parking lot. The “Fraggle Rock” area is under the purple star on the map above. Look for the O sign.

Note: Coming from Cranbrook, you will be crossing a double solid yellow line to access the parking lot. The key thing to remember if turning left over a double solid yellow line is to keep in mind the safety of yourself and other road users. Brake and signal well in advance so other drivers do not have to slam on their brakes, shoulder check to ensure no pedestrians or cyclists are crossing the intersection, and regardless of where you are turning left, if you notice a long line of cars backing up behind you, consider turning at an alternate intersection if possible, to allow through traffic to proceed (Ref: BC RCMP – Dealing with Double Solid Lines ).