Jungle Creek/Jack Creek
Cle Elum, WA MAP LEGEND
This area consists of two adjacent maps: Jack Creek North and Jungle Creek, both produced by Peteris Ledins.
Jack Creek North
Jack Creek North is a new although small area. It covers a hillside that is rather flat and open near the campground at its western edge, and a lot of interesting landforms elsewhere. The lower part of the landscape is mostly open forest and wide open areas; elsewhere it ranges between open forest on spurs to dense vegetation in narrow valleys. You may encounter a few trails and a single forest road. It uses the ISOM 2017 symbol set with 1:10,000 scale and 5-meter contours.
Special Symbols: Green X is used most often for rootstocks, but also for stumps and logging debris piles. Green O is used for distinct trees.
Terrain and Vegetation: The map has fast and open meadows mixed with some open forest on a terrace near the main road, steeper slopes with some open runnable forest, and some less runnable terrain.
Jungle Creek is contains a large number of dense brush, rootstocks, stumps, and fallen logs that have burned away in places. The terrain offers a lot of different landforms, from large open hilltops to partly overgrown depressions. The vegetation ranges between open forest to dense (dark green) brush, the latter is often in wetter areas but not exclusively so. The scale is 10,000 and the contours 5 meters.
Special Symbols: Green X is used for rootstocks or logging debris piles. Green O is used for a distinct tree or large stump/snag. A green filled circle is a small bush. A Ride symbol is used for various older roads that are sometimes overgrown and sometimes hard to follow.
Ugly undergrowth (salal or similar vegetation) sometimes hinders passage. When it is nearly impossible to cross, the darkest green color is used. Undergrowth symbols are used when salal is close, or when you need to run around salal. Usually navigating around is possible.
Note: Samples of the map are provided here for educational purposes only; the map shown here is not kept up-to-date.
The purpose of providing these navigational and physical ratings below is to provide greater context for how challenging an orienteering course at this venue might be. For example, an advanced-level course at a local city park will be easier to complete than an advanced-level course in the mountains.