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Discussion: Nice job

in: Newt; Newt > 2021-02-27

Feb 28, 2021 5:11 PM # 
mikeminium:
Green course was fun. Overall, I think you did an excellent job. It is always great to have new course setters, and a great experience for improving your orienteering skills.

Everything seemed properly placed, with the possible exception that a lot of people thought 69 (reentrant) was a bit higher up the hill. Hard to be sure; the indistinct trail below it may not be perfectly mapped. I found the (very small) boulder to the SE of the control, but the fallen trees that had created a very thick area between it and the control (could have been remapped as dark green) made it impossible to keep a straight line through there... I'd have to go back and spend some time pretty carefully checking to say what if any problem there was.
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Mar 1, 2021 2:10 AM # 
Newt:
I definitely did a poor job vetting all the vegetation changes. I know Pat mentioned all the fallen logs around 61 (i think) and mapping that a darker green. I was really great learning the skeleton of O.
Mar 1, 2021 3:40 AM # 
mikeminium:
It is really hard and time consuming to get all the vegetation changes. Well beyond what is expected for a local meet. I tend to mark down changes I notice when course setting. For example I might have noticed when leaving 69 that I couldn't go directly toward 62, and taken a few minutes to roughly put a blob of dark green on the map. But you can't possibly put in the many hours of field work for a complete map update, so you try to just get what you notice that affects your particular courses / controls. Our club does one of the most thorough jobs of keeping maps updated of any club around - many clubs just keep using the same 5 or 10 year old map without updates and over time the differences become more and more impactful, until it eventually comes time to re-do the whole map.
Mar 1, 2021 4:26 AM # 
soonerjcb:
First off, AWESOME that you did this, and actually try and appease the haters with feedback:)
Second of all.....wait, you think you can accurately map vegetation? This must not be Washington:)
Third: Great job on the race. You obviously have a LOT of natural skill. All the places I usually watch folks waste time, you do almost none of it. You roll through the checkpoints very well, indicating to me that fitness might be a next logical rung-up.

Bottom line: you served your community well my friend, and ran a good race! You da man.

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