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Discussion: How's the vegetation?

in: NEOC: Noon Hill (Oct 8, 2017 - Medfield, MA, US)

Oct 7, 2017 1:44 AM # 
Can I bring a friend from the U.K. who only has shorts with him?
Oct 7, 2017 3:45 AM # 
Probably. It's reasonably open, from what I remember. But I am an old man with failing memory.
Oct 7, 2017 4:09 AM # 
Noon Hill is actually quite decent as vegetation goes. It has some thicker parts and it wouldn't be Boston terrain without the occasional green briar patch, but it is relatively open. Note that the map is from 2015, so mapped vegetation is pretty reliable which should help in avoiding undergrowth. In general, I've found the green slash to be accurate.

I would still recommend full leg cover, especially for the green and red courses. The brown course has minimal undergrowth so he may find that to be tolerable, especially if he can borrow some sort of lower leg protection.

Last, but not least - shorts and ticks ... not that full cover offer much protection, but no cover offers nothing. Just a thought.
Oct 7, 2017 6:00 PM # 
Thanks Bo (and JJ)! I'll see what he thinks.
Oct 7, 2017 9:21 PM # 
Just got back from hanging controls. I stand by my recommendation to have full leg covering, unless he does the white or yellow course.
Oct 7, 2017 11:39 PM # 
It'll just be me tomorrow, thanks for the info!

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