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Discussion: Traveling

in: Gswede; Gswede > 2017-10-04

Oct 4, 2017 11:57 PM # 
When you gonna travel to the West Coast/PNW?
Oct 5, 2017 12:01 AM # 
When you release hordes of goats into your forests to improve runnability...

In all seriousness, I was considering post NAOC next year since it's "close."
Oct 5, 2017 3:47 AM # 
Those poor goats would be swallowed up and never seen again.

Really though, not to lay out the hard sell or anything but finding the good terrain here is largely a matter of how far you feel like driving. We have a number of good maps within 1-2hrs, then if you expand it to 3-4 you get all the excellent areas in central/eastern WA (and GVOC-land), then if you expand again to 5-6 you can reach Bend AKA orienteering paradise, and lesser paradises Kamloops and Whistler.

I've also always had a theory that while the PNW can't remotely match the northeast in sheer volume of quality terrain/maps, we do have a superior variety of terrain types. Many kinds of forest with different feel and character - Endor-style rainforest, sub-alpine, high desert, all of which have different variations in runnability, visibility, and technicality. Plus sand dunes and scablands, including some pretty unique off-the-wall stuff like this.

But here I am getting carried away. The point is we could put together a dope O-tour itinerary for you. Post-NAOC sounds good to me - if you stick around long enough, you could even do SART!
Oct 6, 2017 12:22 PM # 
Off the wall - looks fun
Oct 6, 2017 12:34 PM # 
Hahahah. I'd definitely be down for an orienteering vacation to the PNW. Maybe coinciding with SART or another competition would.

I really hope the Endor forests include Ewoks. Also impressed by the off-the-wall map

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