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Discussion: Story map

in: mikeminium; mikeminium > 2016-05-30

May 31, 2016 6:54 AM # 
Where is it?
May 31, 2016 11:18 AM # 
In the southern part of Brown County, IN, just south of the town of the same name. It is east of Bloomington, NW of Seymour, and South of Nashville, IN.
May 31, 2016 12:52 PM # 
This is an old map, probably 20 years or so, made for OLOU by Canadian Mark Adams. The map and permanent course was partially funded by USFS and Story Inn. It's never been used for an A meet but has been used periodically for local meets hosted by OLOU, OCIN, and ICO.

Not to be confused with OCIN's very small map of Story Woods Delhi Township park on the west side of Cincinnati.
May 31, 2016 9:31 PM # 
Found the, er, town of Story; talk about middle of nowhere...

Definitely closer to Columbus than Bloomington, if any of Pig XXI might be there.
Jun 1, 2016 3:57 AM # 
Well, Story is slightly less "Middle of Nowhere" than nearby Elkinsville, also known as The Town That Was. And from the map, you are only a couple of long legs from the top of Browning Mountain, Indiana's Stonehenge
Jun 1, 2016 8:43 AM # 
It said that Elkinsville was bought out for a reservoir, but the article about the Cross family, and their reunions, seems to imply that it is not entirely underwater.

Safe to say the terrain is Yellowwood-like?

I didn't see any rock in that wiki pic for Browning Mtn. Actually, with the sun glare I couldn't see much of anything..
Jun 1, 2016 11:01 AM # 
I'm not sure why the govt felt it necessary to buy out Elkinsville itself. I believe it lies within the large basin "subject to controlled inundation", but there are mature trees, and as far as I know the water level has never been that high. Speculation: It may have been a change in original plans, an area temporarily flooded during dam construction, or most likely just zealous precaution because the govt has the capability to flood the area during extreme situations.

As far as Browning Mountain, google it and you can find better links, photos, hiking directions etc. The wiki link was just the most basic description.

The terrain is somewhat Yellowwood like, but in general, somewhat more open vegetation-wise, although quite steep. The Adams mapping style is quite different from Zherdev/Zuev. The chances of adding to the area in time to make it usable for 2017 Pig are very slim at best; I think we are considering sewhat further down the road.

Parking access remains the biggest single hurdle for a large meet.

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