Sibbald Splats FROLF Course
Sibbald Road: course played in Summer 2014
This is a fun disc FROLF course if you happen to be staying at the Sibbald Lake Campground as its within walking distance and except for the last hole, is in forest most normal folk wouldn’t hike through as a trail or the road are accessible right there nearby.
If you wanna try the “Backcountry Baskets” method of using styrofoam dinner plates go to the dropdown menu of “Random Obscurities” and scroll down to Un-Patented Ideas, the description on how to make and use them is found there. If you do, start at the end of the course and re the description working and walking backwards positioning your removable(do not leave junk in the woods) plates as you go as baskets to aim for. Do not place any at the very end where hikers may encounter them as the trail to the campground parallels the creek. This way you can get acquainted with the terrain, take pics of each hole from the next hole until you come to the start. Turn around, and start playing, removing your backcountry baskets as you go.
If your staying at the campground, simply walk out to the main Sibbald Road, walk east and just past the end of the parking area for Sibbald Flats Overlook, at the first road reflector, turn left(north) and go into woods to what seems like an old trail possibly. Please note the course description is only my take, and if you can set your own however it floats your boat making each hole longer or shorter, 9 holes or 13?
**There is a course topo print-out for Sibbald Splats found in the TOPOS Folder**
Tee up here.
1) With the road just behind you, aim for the reddy larger trees with piles of pine needles on the ground. Maybe 80m.
2) Walk straight and turn left at a junction throw from here westward.
3) Now on the fairway, walk up to three small stumps blocking the trail. Throw from here. Goes left of trees and west, maybe 100m. Follow to big logpile.
4) Walk north 20m past a logpile to an open old trail and another logpile. Throw from here east on an old trail to a pretty meadow, about 100m.
5) Walk 40m on a old trail eastbound from the tiny pretty meadow to tee-off at a pile of tilted, broken concrete slabs, origin unknown. Go past a throw down the trail line east, to a tiny sapling thats growing in the middle of the trail, about 110m.
6) Walk the trail 30m to an opening to tee-off. Shoot el directo down the fairway about 100m. At an open junction where the highway is visible about 60m away, the hole is a clump of old stumps found by hooking north. Walk north 30m to an opening and crossroad with a downed tree. Tee off here throwing north. These are just OK waypoints but set your course in the backcountry how you like.
7) Tee-off at the downed tree, throw to next hole across a nondescript meadow we called the Xmas Tree Forest, about 80m. Go east. Aim for some old stumps an on a different old trail now which heads into tighter tree clumps. Walk 25m to an opening in the trail.
8) Shoot east down this ancient road, 120m say, to an open area with stumps.
9) Walk about 30m throw the bush and come out onto the main public hiking trail that runs back west to the campground. Here are two info boards talking about something or other that happened in 1974 and 1962. Shoot from here southbound toward the highway in the distance.
10) Finish how you like until you reach the highway. Do not throw frisbee near the road, obviously.