It was nearly 1:10000 (I'm measuring 4.7 cm per 500 m, so I guess maybe 1:10600) - distance between north lines is marked immediately above).
Plus had it been 1:6250, you can still pace. Each notch on your Moscow is now more like 60 m instead of 100, so getting a count will be one small additional mental gymnastic maneuver but not out of line.
Also, great job! Planning at Rick's event was tricky - I think the best routes will end up with some wild S shapes since he's really good at getting those infuriating "well I am already that close!" decisions.
No wonder all my pace counting was so far off.
I used 38 paces per cm (60 at 1:10000). Didn't think to check the 500m measurement...
I edited the scale in the first post since apparently I can't do math this morning.
Within the first 10 minutes, I got rid of my map case as I was having trouble seeing the map through it with the glare of the headlamp. And my amber glasses fogged up as well, so they went into the backpack. And I still could hardly see the contours on the map. And....my magnifying glass that was clipped to my backpack was fogged up too!
At least it wasn't something really challenging like freezing rain :)
Rick mentioned he felt bad about the readability of particularly non-index contours. It didn't show up that way when he proofed at home on his printer. One wonders if we could find a higher grade printer than Box Office Chain. I've seen wild variations in colors between Staples A and Staples B, for example, plus we might have more flexibility in paper type (eg. waterproof, not too shiny, etc.) beyond the cheap stuff and "premium".
It was a fun exercise without contours anyway. Like one of those where is map is without contours and maybe some areas are just erased. Something to remember.
Fun exercise? Um, maybe for you Igor!!! I'm looking at the map in my kitchen and still moving my glasses to see! And, this stuff happens I had a blast.
And here I was going to schedule a trip to the optometrist. Whew!