Updated 03/23/03

Brief History 
Back in the mid 80's local LA hunters needed some kind of mileage correction factor for the All Day Hunts. It was common from time to time for hunters to drive hundreds of miles to the hidden transmitter and have their mileage separated by a couple of tenths to a couple miles in difference. Hunters used to have "drive-offs" to determine a winner. Each car would drive the same stretch of road and whoever had the lowest mileage correction would be the winner.

Running the Factor

The factor Run starts in front of the El Tarasco Mexican food at 17307 Crenshaw blvd Torrance, CA 90504. As of 03/23/03 it is an El Tarasco Mexican food. In the past it has been, Winchells Donuts Pizza Hut Express. Location is on Crenshaw Blvd, approximately 200 feet south of Artesia, on the west side of the street. An outside telephone booth was used to line your car up and start your run. Now one must meticulously align the front bumper of their vehicle with the southern edge of the building. Also to help identify the location, a florescent orange stripe is in place. Then you reset your trip meter or note your odometer setting before departing.

Once you have departed, move quickly to the Number 1 inside lane of Crenshaw heading Southbound. This is the lane closest to the center of the street. Continue south and you will soon be climbing up the peninsula. DO NOT turn at the first Crest Road you see. The first one is the next light past Pacific Coast Highway and is clearly marked "CREST ROAD, CITY OF TORRANCE". Continue on up the hill.

At the top of the hill you'll encounter the second Crest Road. This one is marked by a stop sign. Pull into the left hand turn lane and up to the limit line. Now mark your total miles from your trip meter including tenths or from the odometer. This number will be your Crenshaw Factor. 

To quickly recap:
1. Start your run from the corner of the building. Also to help identify the location, a florescent orange stripe is in place.

 2. Get in the left inside lane quickly as possible.

 3. Continue South past the first CREST ROAD, CITY OF TORRANCE sign.

 4. End your run at the top of the hill. This will be your second Crest Road with the stop sign. 

 5. Then tally your mileage. 

Totaling the Factor
Typical factors will run from 8.6 to 9.4 miles with most averaging around 9.0. This factor has quickly become the "de facto standard" for computing final mileage results on all LA area hunts including the US Continental Boundary T-Hunts and every Saturday night hunt. If you hunt outside of LA in such places as Riverside, San Diego, or Santa Barbara most hunting is done on the first in-first win approach.