Saturday, April 2, 2016
2016 Chubb Trail SHART by TeamBOR
Start at West Tyson County Park Chubb Trail Head. If you can’t find this (Kevin), then quit now.
Please follow all Park rules and laws.
SHART (Shared Adventure Race Training) developed by Team Virtus, and continued by TeamBOR was designed for Adventure Racers, Mountain Bikers, and Trail Runners with orienteering experience. Chubb brings it all, so be prepared for slick rocks, technical single track, horse crap, mud and sand. Be prepared to leave your bike behind, so bring a cable lock to secure it to a tree, unless it’s a piece of crap. Be prepared to get wet, bring a dry bag for your gear. If the Chubb is wet, West Tyson will have slick rocks and Lone Elk and the river bottom will be muddy. West Tyson drys quickly due to the rocky trail system. Lone Elk and the river bottom and the Castlewood Loop will be wet for days. This trail system is mostly used by hikers and trail runners. You may encounter equestrians and mountain bikers also. The SHART will be up until the second week of May. The river flood has brought a lot of debris and knocked down trees. The flowers are blooming and the water is flowing, so this is a great time to test your metal and enjoy the outdoors. I was going to add more water features, but I wanted to save some for next time. Collect the letters at each CP and send the answer to TeamBORAdventureRacing@gmail.com to prove you completed it. Don’t tell others. Send pics too!
Advanced Adventure Racers can download the Clue Sheet and map pdf’s http://www.teambor.com/chubb-shart.html and not read any further.
Beginners read on for Clue Sheet. Also read the gear list at TeamBOR.com, you may need some of this.
Take the trail by bike or foot to CP1 which is on top of a boulder (small bushwhack).
Take the trail by bike or foot to CP2 which is on top of a boulder (small bushwhack).
Take the trail by bike or foot to CP3 which is in a pit (very close to trail). Don’t trespass (Ninja).
Take the trail by bike or foot to CP4 which is on top of a boulder (small bushwhack).
Leave your bike behind and bushwhack to CP5 which is on top of a boulder on top of a cliff face (large bushwhack). Don’t Trespass (Ninja).
Bushwhack back to your bike and take trail to CP6 or bushwhack to CP6 first and then get your bike. It’s at a small water fall in the creek.
Take the trail by bike or foot to CP7. Put your gear in a dry bag and if you are tall wade, if you are short swim, because there is no other way! CP7 is by a boat, if you can’t swim you will need one.
Take the trail by bike or foot to CP8 which is where you would store your clothes if you were camping in a RV park.
Take the trail by bike or foot to CP9 or 10. CP9 and CP10 can be achieved in any order, but the cool kids will get CP9 first. They seem out of order but I wanted you guys to get extra training in the skinny rock garden. CP9 is in a beautiful lil swimming pool. Take a swim. CP10 is in a very small marsh. Walk the tight rope log to it.
Take the trail by bike or foot to CP11. It is under an elevated car tire. Enjoy the sand getting there.
Take the trail by bike or foot to CP12. You have to decide to backtrack through the sand or go forward and hope the trail is better. You decide. CP12 is in an abandoned barn. Due west is a big barn too.
Take the trail by bike or foot to the Lone Elk side of the Chubb Trail. Hey you are half way there! Small bushwhack required to CP13 which is in a small reentrant.
Take the trail by bike or foot all the way back to CP14, which also requires a small bushwhack. The CP is on top of a boulder.
Take the trail by bike or foot to the start, which is the finish. Check your shorts!
Send comments, concerns, to TeamBORAdventureRacing@gmail.com.