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Discussion: #10

in: cmorse; cmorse > 2015-12-06

Dec 7, 2015 6:39 PM # 
Sorry about your result, Clint. I found several of the control sites somewhat tricky, and I think I was lucky a couple of times (6, 8, 10, and 12). For #10, I attacked from the trail jct due south. I got a little disoriented on the way to the control, misreading a brown dot for knoll as a black dot for boulder. I think I wandered into the circle and hunted around for the knoll beside which the flag was located.
Dec 7, 2015 7:57 PM # 
#6 - I went straight, though the veg on top was a bit scrappy, and the downhill felt steeper than mapped. I also hesitated when I pulled up short on the formline spur above and didn't see flag hiding in shadows lower down.

#8 - more or less straight, but hard to keep a straight line - kind of low vis through there, I aimed off R and hit the cleared area and came back, though the control seemed much closer to the clear than mapped. Or perhaps the clear extends into the circle more than depicted.

#10 - we know that story..

#12 - didn't even try....
Dec 7, 2015 8:06 PM # 
Biggest problem from my perspective was that the brown was printed in so pale a shade us to be virtually invisible (for me, at least). I talked to Pete, and he's going to send me the 0CAD file so I can fix it before the next meet. (There were also a fair number of places where the fieldwork was either out of date or nonexistent.)
Dec 7, 2015 8:21 PM # 
I could read the brown, but it was pretty faint - hard to read detail while on the move
Dec 7, 2015 9:26 PM # 
I had to come to a complete stop and get the lighting just right to see it at all.
Dec 12, 2015 6:46 PM # 
Same problem with 10. Is it perhaps that the stonewall corner and its surroundings are not mapped accurately relative to the features around # 10? I noticed the stonewall piece from the swamp to the corner was longer than mapped. I also attacked from the wall corner and ended up by the knoll that is obscured by the S part of the circle of 10. Took me a several attempts at re-attacking 'til I realized my mistake.

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