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Nov 16, 2015 8:39 PM # 
bubo: always interesting. I often look up maps and results from old events to study upon return to the same place years later. For example I found a 1972 map over the same area as this years 25-manna relay that actually didn´t look too different.
Nov 16, 2015 9:24 PM # 
Orienteering training/practice with that same map can be another exercise in "fun & games". I did that with a New Zealand map from '89 South Island 6-day when we returned to the SI, Feb., 2014. The terrain was open with rock features so there was very little change (neglected to have a southern hemisphere-balanced compass though). Sometimes, of course, the forest is partly (or completely) developed. I had one of the '78 Boxford 1/15 maps with me yesterday but did not have time to try a leg or two.
Nov 16, 2015 9:29 PM # 
Well, I did just that not too long ago in Göteborg when visiting my daughter.
Nov 16, 2015 9:40 PM # 
Yes, indeed, what fun. I think occasionally playing around with USGS maps here in New England -- where interpretation can be varied -- is also fun. I suppose that's what some of rogaining is. I've done a few events, 1/40 map etc.

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