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Discussion: Don't get too ahead of yourself

in: Sudden; Sudden > 2018-01-13

Jan 14, 2018 2:30 PM # 
Danish Dynamite:
The official results seem to think you were 7th overall
Jan 14, 2018 3:25 PM # 
stand corrected. we tied in points but had few seconds longer time so you are right, i did get ahead of myself but also, just an example, the team just behind us.
Jan 14, 2018 7:05 PM # 
While picking up controls on Sunday AM Tarno and i saw where you and Euroflop were post holing through the snow in the SW corner of the map. it must have been tiring. we also followed your tracks to cross the creek. map isn’t very good in that area
Jan 14, 2018 8:15 PM # 
It felt like the further away you got from the start, the more inaccuracies. Very pretty woods in places though.
Jan 14, 2018 8:53 PM # 
well that SW corner had four former norAm O champions dazed and confused a few years ago
Jan 15, 2018 7:38 AM # 
Chad and I screwed around down there too. We didn't attack from the far southwest corner though...wish we did.

Might have been the control prior, but the contours didn't capture an obvious flat semi open ledge above it. We thought we were on the bottom of the ridge already. Tonnes of unmarked streams on the ridge as well - but that might have been due to the thaw over the 2 mild days we had.

And ya, we crossed the same 'creek'. Dicked around some super deep snow in a marsh, then eventually found 2 skinny downed trees. Had to do a sideways bear crawl shimmy to get across. Chad was tall enough to reach both. I was on my tippies with the snowshoes and ended up with the soaker.

One needs a lot of experience with these generalized AR maps to excel. Precision compass and diligent pace counting seem to be the tools. Reading the contours is a crapshoot.

So Hammer, that corner also had 2 mediocre juniors from the 90's confused as well - '20 years later, same result', eh?

I've never really had an O rivalry until now...punk.


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