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Discussion: Middle Results

in: Senior Team USA Trials

Jun 5, 2016 10:45 PM # 
Class Results
Blue Map
Red Map
Jun 6, 2016 12:14 AM # 
Are the splits posted?
Jun 6, 2016 2:26 AM # 
how about totals?
Jun 6, 2016 2:49 AM # 
Splits are posted now.
I think the team trials points/totals will be posted by the review panel (They calculate them, not me)
Jun 6, 2016 8:27 AM # 
Thanks so much for posting the results and maps (!) so quickly after the race. It was great to be able to see what the terrain looked like in conjunction with the results. What a weekend! Great job to the organisers!
Jun 6, 2016 12:33 PM # 
Yeah, second Sandra's comments! Way-to-go organizers and good job everyone!
Jun 6, 2016 12:51 PM # 
is this a beaver lodge ?

Jun 6, 2016 2:49 PM # 
It is, or was 20 years ago, a beaver lodge. Probably shouldn't be on the map, or at least not with a custom symbol, but it wasn't hurting anything uselessly there in the center of the swamp so we focused on fixing other things.
Jun 6, 2016 2:54 PM # 
Speaking of custom symbols... What were all the brown triangles in the map?
Jun 6, 2016 2:57 PM # 
Charcoal burning platforms. They are all over the area, and quite prominent when you know what to look for. Flat spots dug into the sides of the hill mostly. I don't think any of them were used as control features.
Jun 6, 2016 3:19 PM # 
I really didn't notice any but maybe that was because I was going so fast...
Jun 6, 2016 4:51 PM # 
I saw them on the map and used them several times for confirmation. Oddly though, I don't remember them from the previous 5-6 times that I orienteered there.
Jun 6, 2016 8:23 PM # 
Very common features on the French Creek (PA) maps.
Jun 6, 2016 8:37 PM # 
These are very prominent features throughout this area and the neighboring Macedonia. NW CT was a center of the iron industry in the the late 1700s early 1800s and charcoal was an important part of the foundries that were throughout the area. The iron played an important part in arming the forces of the US during the revolution.
Jun 6, 2016 10:06 PM # 
I found them very helpful a couple times. More distinct than all that rock!
I sure wish the scale of the map had been whatever it is in Sherpes' tweet. Probably would have been a great help ...
Jun 6, 2016 10:08 PM # 
Oh, and, yes, the organizers did a fabulous job with a shortened time frame and a small crew. I can't think of anything that went wrong from an athlete's perspective. I hope Ed & Becky and her parents are all enjoying a restful day today (along with the stalwarts manning the start & food & finish).
Jun 7, 2016 1:35 AM # 
I used the platforms as key navigation points on several occasions. They are still very clear unlike a number at French Creek that have become more obscure with vegetation changes over the years.
Jun 7, 2016 3:56 AM # 
Thanks Ed, that's what I assumed they were but it's a non-standard symbol so I thought I'd ask.
Jun 7, 2016 4:52 PM # 
Yes, the visual prominence of charcoal terraces is affected by local vegetation, but I think a greater factor is the slope upon which they are built into, the steeper the slope the more cut and fill is needed to create and level them. Pond Mountain strikes me as having generally steeper slopes than French Creek.
Jun 7, 2016 5:15 PM # 
Pond Mt has many on steep slopes but also many on flat terrain. On the flats, the distinctive ditch and pits around the perimeter help locate them. As said above, they do stand out once you know what to look for and there are not too many, as with the boulders, so are very helpful for location.

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