Thanks, Sherpes! We'll have ours up in the next couple days.
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing, Alex.
Saw this just now in a browser, someone went up on Bobs Hill and took a 360 photo for Street View sometime in 2016 ... now, all we need is a white-and-orange orienteering control flag in the photo...
Popular site, this Bobs Hill...
A missed opportunity for a Crooked Compass photo bomb!
Any known proposals during an orienteering event?
I know of two (completely unrelated!) from consecutive Street Scrambles in Seattle in March & April 2009.
There was a proposal at a QOC event many years ago; the codes (we used 2-letter codes then) for the intended recipient's course spelled out the proposal.* They're still happily married with a couple cute kids.
*She didn't catch on though and someone had to point it out to her ..
There was one at one of the early Snowgaines (1997 or 1998?). The organizer was in on it and that pair had a slightly different control at one area. Their special control had a table and a bottle of champagne (cooling). Those of us who found that control before the one near it were very confused. Fortunately, there was an explanatory note, too.
I don't recall who the couple was, but I do recall that they were suddenly "non-competitive"! I also recall hearing that there was great concern about that couple getting the two "special" maps.
Enjoyed the photos. It appears CC was the place to be last weekend. AR-O ie, some guess work, in fun terrain in early spring is compelling. Maybe next year!
Both of the Street Scramble ones had some help from the event director, as both of the proposal sites were used as checkpoints (urban trivia questions). Mine was the one in March, and I had the event director plant a sign on a bench in a park beforehand. Event volunteers could start early, so we "volunteered" so that we would be alone in the park when it happened. Also, the answer to the proposal was to be written on the sign, and then that was also the answer to the checkpoint question, so another reason to start early and be the first ones there.
The one in April was from a couple from out-of-town (I think DC) who thought it would be a fun thing to do in Seattle while they were vacationing. That one involved a large banner on a bridge in a park, I think.
And the craziest bit: I work at the newly engaged, Heather Moldofsky's, high school! She was/is a great kid!
Maybe not ENGAGED...misread that bit:) Still...