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Discussion: maybe so

in: PG; PG > 2017-08-29

Aug 30, 2017 2:31 AM # 
I wouldn't have guessed it, but it appears that the Rose and Goat is about 200 feet higher than Mt. Wachusett. Depends on what you count as an orienteering map, of course; there's an excellent hiking map of Mt. Greylock made by Pat Dunlavey, but I dont know that anyone has ever put out controls there (other than on the Greylock Glen ski-O map, which I don't think went that high. But there's also the ISOM (or close to it) Hopkins Forest map, by Platt/Dunlavey, in the NW corner of Williamstown, which I believe does get about 100 feet higher than the Rose and Goat, and which was once considered as a Billygoat venue. I don't know if that's ever had controls on it or not, possibly at some Williams College event.
Aug 30, 2017 12:23 PM # 
Should one automatically assume that "highest" refers to the highest point and not the highest average elevation over the whole map, or even the highest lowest point? I think most people would say that Colorado was higher than California. And in this case, I think R&G clearly gets the nod.

And R&G has certainly had an event. And controls. And with inspired course setting could certainly host a Billygoat...
Aug 30, 2017 3:24 PM # 
Yes, I was going to mention that "highest" was not rigorously defined. Though the others could easily be converted to "higher" maps by other criteria by the simple application of scissors.

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