Kettering, OH Montgomery County
Placed 3 Dec 01 by Flyfisher
Park at N 39.6940 W 84.1140. You may use a GPS to find this parking lot in
Kettering, Ohio, or use the www.topozone.com website to make a topographic map
of the area at large scale for driving and at small scale for walking. The
topographic map does not show the lake that has been added to the park.
Once at the park, find the very high spot next to the lake. All the high
school and college cross country races climb this "mount" at least
twice. I have run all over the park many times chasing one or another of
my children as they raced. If you are here when the
ground is white, take care for your life. Sleds come down the hill at
From the highest point, take a heading of 18° for 117 paces to a yellow
pole. (A pace = 2 steps, or about 5 feet) This will take you around
a building so that you may continue. From this point, proceed toward
330° passing a basket ball goal at 75 paces. Continue another 18
paces. Begin a path at a heading of 80°. It will take you
through the woods and back into the grass. Stop at 125 paces. Now
turn to 350° onto a path.
So far, you have been at the lakeshore and climbed a small mountain. Now
you will proceed through the forest. This is the only part of the
cross-country course closed to cheering during the races held here. The
runners are back in these woods for so long that I always suspect they take tea
and crumpets while we think they are huffing and puffing their way through the
woods. As you see from walking through the woods, there is no rest area
set up back here.
Start counting paces. 53 paces after entering the woods note the large
fallen tree. At the south end of this tree and on the far side are two
rocks. The cross country box is under them.
Before you set out read the waiver of
responsibility and disclaimer.
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