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Discussion: Covering Up

in: slow-twitch; slow-twitch > 2018-05-27

May 27, 2018 5:52 AM # 
I had trouble with #9 too but kept imagining a widening of the valley too early. At least saving breath. Quite enjoyed the course, putting problems down to eyesight etc. Until looking at the map at home - count the number of places where the course markings covered something useful:-)) Was that your prob with #10?
May 28, 2018 2:52 AM # 
Wasn't an issue with 10, that was all my bad - off the track bend, cross one re-entrant then look for control didn't really work when I only started counting at the 2nd re-entrant (didn't really register that the first one was basically at the track bend) There was a bit of thick veg between my line and the control, so I might have spotted it on first pass otherwise, but again I probably hadn't started keeping an eye downhill at that point.

It was #9, the course marking didn't help - not so much obscuring a feature as obscuring a lack of feature - i.e. would have otherwise known not to expect to see a track junction that I thought was one of 2 strong catching features just before the control, but even then that was only ever my back-up for the stream junction that I was sure I would pick from the main track (and didn't)
May 28, 2018 7:23 AM # 
There wasn't a one-dash track off the bend before #10 was there? OR a first reentrant. Some imaginative mapping. I was straight into the jungle and followed the crashing of the guy who had come out to the hairpin to relocate. Didn't stop to examine the depression but didn't really expect it to hold more than a teaspoon of water in the wet season. At least we didn't get 2.5m contours and sprint-type brown track symbols

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