Too bad we didn't see more of you up in Massachusetts. Often club members get together for a dinner (the Lennons were so good at organizing that kind of thing in advance). We (sans Peggy) saw a movie with Ted Good and the Hession's but there wasn't enough time to even eat together before it on that night. The maps up north confounded me for years. I run slower now so I feel much more confident on them now. There's so much rock up there that they can't put it on the maps, and when you see it in the forest, it throws us off. The ridge and valley around QOC areas is also different--up north there are big broad hillsides with subtle reentrants.
In Pohick today, the leaves were out pretty much and that makes all the difference in finding things. You'll see more accuracy in the fall when the leaves come off again. The Pohick map did get updated but it's hard to do that all over a map in an short time. Jon did a pretty good job but there were many parts that could still use some work. A lot of people who've been doing better had trouble today. Another factor today was that many of the controls were hung really low. Jan had some touching the ground. You had to be right on top of them to find them.
The controls were so low! At least once, I was spinning around and wondering where it was and it was literally three feet away from me. I didn't see you guys this weekend! I'd have said hello.
We were in and out fast running our courses and then walking our daughter Samantha through hers. We had to go to a family dinner afterward.