Jan 31, 2009 - Valles Caldera National Preserve, Ski / Snowshoe Orienteering

Sixteen people participated in the January 31 Ski and Snowshoe O', far fewer than signed up to come, probably due to people's concerns about not enough snow or icy conditions. Those fears were unfounded. Those who came had beautiful weather, user friendly snow that was excellent for skiing and snowshoeing, interestiung courses and, in general were enthusiastic about the experience. Two, after completing the course they signed up for, went out again on another course. Others stuck around to pick up controls. Judy Opsahl, meet director, is very grateful for all the help she had putting on this meet from: field checkers, Joy Green and Dick Opsahl, control hangers, Rick Kelley, Robi Mulford, Don Siebe, and Una Smith, vetters, Jan Bear, Pete Ridlington, and Don Siebe, registration, Sabine Shurter, starts, finishes and instruction, Brad Shurter, Pete Ridlington, Rick Kelley, and Garth Reader, and control picker uppers, Jan and Kim Bear, Rick Kelley, Garth Reader, and Don Siebe. All contributed immensely to the successful running of the meet.

The results:
Short Course:
1. Robi Mulford............................25.46
2. David Harrington ....................46:00
3. Brad & Sabine Shurter.............57:00
4. Justin Jayne.............................1:00:00
5. Judi Mumm & Mike Smalley....1:13:00
Medium Course
1 Justin Jayne..........................1:41:58
2. Don Fenstermacher.............. 2:00:30
3. David & Irene Powell............2:09:00
Long Course (note how close the first three places were)
1. Robi Mulford.........................1:35:00
2. Peter Ridlington....................1:37:15
3. Kim & Jan Bear....................1:37:50
4. Bill Donahue.........................2:24:27
5. Beth & Steve Van Kouteran DNF