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Discussion: Line-O

in: depot; depot > 2018-01-23

Jan 24, 2018 7:28 AM # 
Sounds like Mike placed the controls and drew the line without actually walking it...

Which map?
Jan 24, 2018 1:25 PM # 
Yes! Great stuff! Line-Os are tough but very beneficial. I'm very glad you are doing the GPS review to determine your performance.

For now, go whatever speed you need to in order to do it without any mistakes. The idea here is to learn how to execute it without mistakes at first, and then increase the speed over time.

Thick green and steep slopes are too major factors that can affect our concentration and push us off course. When you find yourself in situations like that, focus even more than normal. Be physically assertive and technically aggressive.
Jan 24, 2018 2:42 PM # 
Mike set the controls for the UC practice, I just missed the one control, it was across a slope, and I went too far uphill.

I definitely need to focus more in green, I got pushed around easily.
Jan 25, 2018 4:03 AM # 
The whole area is fairly thorny. I walked twice before I drew the line (once checking and flagging potential control locations for the UC practice; a second time setting the controls.) Based on the features I had flagged, I drew the line - essentially the route I had followed on my original scouting. Near the end of Dylan's line, you can see that his track misses a cup depression to the east - that was the control he missed - he might well have seen it if he'd been constantly looking to the left, but of course to stay on the line, you've got to be reading everything. I didn't make the line easy - some places it went from point feature to point feature; others it followed spurs or reentrants or contoured. The line intentionally went to a number of point features that I had visited, but that did not have controls. Also, the controls were 10 cm mini markets with a pin punch - so a lot smaller than normal controls - but all were hung pretty high.
Jan 25, 2018 5:28 AM # 
(the cup depression was west of his line)
Jan 25, 2018 4:31 PM # 
Correct, Guy. The line missed to the east (meaning the line went east of the depression). Grammar police. Bah...

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