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Discussion: Overgrown

in: Craig; Craig > 2020-06-18

Jun 19, 2020 12:54 AM # 
tRicky:
Did you run on a closed track? No wonder they won't let orienteering into the park!
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Jun 19, 2020 6:42 AM # 
Craig:
I don't think so. I mostly meant darker grass growing over the light sand making it hard to see the ground.
Jun 20, 2020 5:35 AM # 
simmo:
That track (the main sand track down the middle of the park) is not overgrown, but there is a fair bit of winter grass on it. It's still a legitimate path and much used. tRicky how would they know Craig is an orienteer? I don't run there any more, but occasionally walk along some 'closed' tracks. There's no sign where I go in, only where I come out, so how am I supposed to know it's closed? When I was running those tracks, 30 years ago they were all open, then about 15 years ago they put signs up and started laying branches along them. Plenty of runners were still using them then, and by the way where did the branches come from - KP chopping down the bush, that's how! Eventually most of them got too overgrown to use, but some are still used to this day. The way I look at it is that the next time there's a fire they are going to need to bulldoze them all open again.
Jun 20, 2020 9:22 AM # 
tRicky:
Yeah but you can do anything you want if you don't ask permission. It's only if you do things correctly that you get denied access. Just ask any trail bike rider.

KP is probably waiting for us to hold our next event there so they have a spare $300 to close some more tracks. I really only mentioned this in the first place because Craig's GPS trace seems to go through some areas that don't appear as tracks on GoogleMaps (which is the source of 100% correct information). To say I actually care about where people run in KP would be completely against what I'd do myself.
Jun 20, 2020 2:34 PM # 
Craig:
The two sections that don't show on Google maps are the parts that were harder to see in the dark but neither are closed off in any way and both are on the orienteering map. The worst scratch I got was actually while I was on the concrete path.
Jun 21, 2020 8:22 AM # 
simmo:
That's the path past the smaller of the water storage areas. It's on their official bushland tracks map.

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