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Discussion: Splitting off

in: igor_; igor_ > 2017-11-12

Nov 13, 2017 1:40 AM # 
Rather than follow you to #10, I decided to split off to the right. That turned out to be a disaster. I ended up getting caught in a 360-degree mesh of nearly impenetrable brambles. After extricating myself, I became disoriented. Incipient hypothermia may have been playing a role. For the next several controls, I completely lost my focus and motivation. Probably should have been wearing more than a single thin nylon shirt and no hat.
Nov 13, 2017 3:38 AM # 
I was consciously avoiding any green as much as I could and wearing my extra sturdy pants that I never wear to a meet. Yeah, was hot at first but then pretty comfortable for the rest of it. Fun :)
Nov 13, 2017 3:58 AM # 
Also, that indistinct unmapped trail continued further after we split.
Nov 13, 2017 4:22 PM # 
I don't have extra sturdy pants. Time to get some, I suppose, at least before SMOC returns to Park Lyndon. Last night I was even pulling thorns out of my scalp.
Nov 14, 2017 3:10 AM # 
Is the vegetation on the Park Lyndon map all from aerial photography, or was there field work involved. If the latter, you have my deepest sympathy.
Nov 14, 2017 5:39 AM # 
South part had some field work, I have not been north of the road before yesterday. Steve did some trails and special features but that's about it.
Nov 15, 2017 6:02 PM # 
I received some heinous poision ivy afflictions from scouting in August. I experienced heavy veg then, however I don't recall the thorns though, but I did experience them Saturday when I set.

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