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Discussion: First Water

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2020-02-23

Feb 23, 2020 11:12 PM # 
You were 30 minutes faster than me. :-)
Feb 24, 2020 12:34 AM # 
I didn’t finish!
Feb 24, 2020 1:05 AM # 
Oh no!
Feb 24, 2020 1:24 AM # 
I started really late (last) after waiting for Melissa to get back. And then, despite the fact that I knew very well what the contours were like on this map, I kept losing time chasing unmapped features. On my way to 10 I realized that it was already almost 1pm. Finishing the course from there wouldn't have taken much longer than just going back, but somewhere along the way I seem to have crossed the main wash thinking it was a side one, and by the time I figured that out the equation had changed and I decided I was too tired to think and I should just get back. Especially if they'd already started retrieving controls! I didn't realize it would take so long, I should have just done brown, especially starting so late.

Or, really, stayed in Tucson and run the Sunrise at Old Tucson race!
Feb 24, 2020 4:17 PM # 
I wondered if starting late and being out alone might have been a factor...

I was lucky a few times (especially in the case of the mis-mapped pit) to have a few other people running around in the same area.
Feb 24, 2020 4:38 PM # 
Yep, I had run back and forth along the hillside looking for the pit and was saved by a German when he noticed that the circle was centered on the other side of the hill and went to check. Not sure what that was about.
Feb 25, 2020 2:38 AM # 
Apparently the pit location on the map had been corrected but that version of the map didn't get used for printing. So the circle is centered on the now corrected location of the pit. I spent about 12 minutes looking SE of the hill until I climbed to the top and spotted it.
Feb 25, 2020 4:38 AM # 
The version of the map used for the night O has the pit further from it's true location than the version we used on Sunday!
Feb 25, 2020 4:59 PM # 
Update to my above comment (now that the maps are on the GPHXO website). The Red and Brown map showed the pit as a rocky pit to the SE of the hill (as on the night O map). The Blue map showed the pit as a regular (non rocky) pit at the south end of the hill. Blue approached from the SE, Red and Brown from the NE. So if on Blue the logical thing to do was to go up the south end of the hill to where the pit was shown on our map and from the there the pit was clearly visible down on the SW side of the hill. Red and Brown competitors didn't have this advantage and wouldn't have logically gone to anywhere from where the pit was visible.

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