I want to second your comments about the pleasure of seeing many old friends, and appreciating the generosity of the landowners who allow us the great access point to this wonderful area.
Re friends, though, I missed many of them entirely (you and Phil and Bob and ...) by arriving just at noon (which is understandable since we drove there from Alaska) and spending an inordinate amount of time on the course (somewhat akin to what Glen T did).
Re access, Betsy and I went contra dancing that evening and happened to meet a women who turned out to be on the board (and I think she said she is the current president) of the Pond Mtn association. I wish I had been more effusive in expressing my gratefulness to them for preserving this great property and supporting its use for orienteering.
I met the gentleman who owns the place shortly before leaving on Saturday. Quite a nice fellow. He was chatting with Becky and Rob, two other old friends I haven't seen in some time. Very nice catching up. I guess I got out of the woods after you started, and left before you finished. Next time.