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Discussion: States?

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2019-03-22

Mar 25, 2019 4:00 AM # 
What states do you have left?
Mar 25, 2019 10:31 AM # 
And what states have you orienteered in?
Mar 25, 2019 7:26 PM # 
States I have not visited: North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska.

The list of states I have not orienteered in is a lot longer: Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Delaware, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, Montana, Utah, Hawaii. And those listed above.

That means I've orienteered in 32 states (I think) and been to 47. Pretty big discrepancy!

Lukas also has a list.
Mar 25, 2019 9:19 PM # 
SC and IL are realistic. I did both.

I never went further west than CO and WY.
Mar 26, 2019 12:19 AM # 
Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Delaware have intermittently been available as well. Tennessee, Iowa, and Oklahoma, a bit less so. Hawaii is just this side of mythical. Alaska has orienteering if you get there. The rest are pretty tough. You've apparently got three that I don't have: New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
Mar 26, 2019 12:37 AM # 
New Mexico and Louisiana were (multiple) organized O club events. Arkansas I count because I made an O map for someone else to use and I ran on it. That’s not the only state I count where the orienteering was ‘unofficial’ — you were with me for the other one.
Mar 26, 2019 2:34 AM # 
My Tennessee is slightly questionable because it was an adventure race, but for the whole time we were navigating with maps, looking for standard controls, and punching with normal punches. (Technically, we were DNF, because one of the three members of our pickup team had to skip part of the course.)

I was with you? Hmm. I was with you in New Hampshire, but I'm nearly positive you've orienteered there in a normal fashion. Ah, wait, Florida?
Mar 26, 2019 12:07 PM # 
Trivia question: where can you find Montana and Florida less than three miles apart?
Mar 26, 2019 2:27 PM # 
Does ski-o count? how have you not ski-oed in VT yet?
Mar 26, 2019 2:48 PM # 
Sure, ski-o would count, and I have never ski-oed in New England.
Mar 26, 2019 4:47 PM # 
Yeah, ski-O is for sure the easiest way to get Vermont these days.
Mar 27, 2019 4:24 PM # 
Places I've ski-oed: NY, CA, Sweden, Norway, France. The ski-o list would be longer if ski-o weren't both deadly and much less appealing as a family outing.
Mar 28, 2019 11:03 AM # 
By the way, since no-one offered an answer to my question, Montana and Florida are both suburbs of Bergen, Norway.
Mar 28, 2019 11:18 AM # 
I see. I was thinking one had to calculate the map scale on which the states would be less than 3 miles apart. That would be one heck of a large map though...
Mar 28, 2019 11:27 AM # 
I figured it was a couple of towns, but it's a big planet to search. There's a Florida Massachusetts, but no Montana nearby, and then I gave up.
Mar 28, 2019 12:26 PM # 
I found Montana in Tasmania and was sure I had it. But no Florida.
Mar 28, 2019 3:14 PM # 
I knew there was a Florida in a weird place (thanks to but I didn't remember where. I bet tnipen would have gotten this one.
Mar 28, 2019 3:57 PM # 
The thing about Florida Bergen is that it's pronounced differently (emphasis is on the i, instead of o) so it never would have come to mind :)
Mar 29, 2019 12:59 AM # 
@JJ: No, adventure race does not count. Only genuine USOF, only hardcore
Mar 29, 2019 2:45 AM # 
All of my others are A-meets, all Blue, except for South Dakota which was the World Rogaining Champs.
Mar 29, 2019 3:46 AM # 
And *that* was hardcore.
Mar 29, 2019 5:42 PM # 
But at least there wasn't any poison ivy.
Mar 29, 2019 6:29 PM # 
JJ, does it have to be an A meet for you to count it as an O state? My personal rule is the map has to be made for orienteering, and I have to find at least one point. The only states where I wasn't at an organized event are North Dakota and Arkansas (although this was a club training camp)
Mar 29, 2019 8:23 PM # 
Well, A-meet Blue is the gold standard, but I'll count other things at least provisionally. I know Paul Bennett always insisted on counting only A-meets, but I'm completely fine with local club events. At this point Tennessee is the only thing on my list that's a little questionable, but for the states I'm missing, I'd be willing to take anything I can get. But just running around on my own with a USGS map, for example, wouldn't cut it in my book. (I've done that in a couple of states that I'm missing. )

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