PBricker> ... crappy map in crappy terrain ...
Just got back from Hale/Powisset, had a very nice run on green, don't see what the problem is. ;-)
As usual, I didn't look at the course ahead of time. But I will concede I had read some AP logs (cmpbllv and PBricker for sure, might have been another one or two) and that was helpful. Mainly in setting expectations; expectations drive attitude, so thanks for helping me set my expectations appropriately and deriving the appropriate attitude therefrom.
One bit of help was re the control hidden in the pit (Tori had quite the 2-day adventure with that
); I didn't know anything *specific* about it until I got to it (as I said, didn't look at the course ahead), but my expectations had been set. So no problem.
The other bit of helpful setting of expectation was re thorns. I was expecting it to be horrible, and it wasn't horrible, merely a bit annoying at times, so I ended up quite enjoying things. It certainly helped that, expecting it to be thorny, I wore double pants (looser O pants over tights) and Joe Huberman thorn gaiters. And that I ran around all medium and dark green (and most light green), not trying to punch through even narrow strips of it. Thank you, Phil and Tori, for your guidance.