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Discussion: Goat @ Fish Trap

in: emilyr

Mar 7, 2016 4:49 PM # 
Hey! You should get the Goat at Fish Trap on you calendar. It would be really fun to run a mass-start with you!
Mar 7, 2016 5:08 PM # 
Hey! I actually put it on my calendar the other day. I can't confirm yet, but am definitely considering!
Mar 7, 2016 6:12 PM # 

Fish Trap is also just one of my favorite venues in Washington. It's completely open and runnable, but still has small details to explore that makes it interesting.

Plus, it would be fun to coordinate for everyone to be in the same hotel in Spokane to play board games! :)
Mar 7, 2016 6:32 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Fishtrap is, geologically, similar to what you just ran in at the Desert Runs (it's less complex than the Sunday venue, more complex than the Saturday venue). The map is also HUGE, so it's a great venue for a really long Goat-style race, and runnability is generally excellent.

Vegetation-wise, I feel like there's less sage and more grass. There are definitely more pine trees because there are a few pockets of pockets of open forest. There are also more water features (ponds, marshes, creeks). Depending on how wet the spring is determines how wet some of those are (the creeks and some marshes are are always filled, but some of shallow lakes can be dry).

And the Spokane club is hosting another race on Sunday, so it's a two-fer weekend!
Mar 7, 2016 7:46 PM # 
Thanks for the description Patrick. Sounds like fun! And yes, coordinating sounds good Rebeca. I will see if I can get the crew together. :) I don't think I've ever done a Goat, so perhaps it's time to check that one off my orienteering bucket list.
Mar 8, 2016 4:54 AM # 
How far away from Spokane is Calgary? Maybe we could convince T-Owe to bring her entourage also...
Mar 8, 2016 5:35 AM # 
Let me Google that for you
Mar 8, 2016 5:37 AM # 
But seriously, worth a shot!
Mar 8, 2016 5:38 AM # 
Pink Socks:
Will is turning into GuyO: asking easily googable questions on AP (and then receiving a LMGTFY link)!
Mar 8, 2016 6:43 AM # 
Hahah, that was maybe unnecessarily sassy :)
Mar 8, 2016 3:13 PM # 
Funny! Ya turkeys. It was more of a rhetorical/philosophical question, subtext being "How likely might a person(s) be to drive from Calgary to Spokane and back for a two-day orienteering event?"

I am misunderstood in my own time but future generations will no doubt salute my genius.
Mar 8, 2016 5:09 PM # 

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