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Discussion: Green ew

in: orianateering; orianateering > 2022-11-27

Nov 27, 2022 8:51 PM # 
Is the green (light and dark) crossable in any way or are you just running trails through it?
Nov 27, 2022 10:48 PM # 
Chuckle. Navigating trail networks through the darker greens is a skill! You'll find few better at such mazes than those who call the Seattle area home. ;-)
Nov 28, 2022 3:00 AM # 
parts of it were beaten down part of it beat me down :,)
Nov 28, 2022 11:34 AM # 
Needed more berries? Best kind of green.
Nov 28, 2022 5:28 PM # 
needed alllll the berries
Dec 3, 2022 10:22 AM # 
Dec 4, 2022 7:41 PM # 
Ft. Ebey is a good venue back me up here Tori :(
Dec 4, 2022 7:43 PM # 
but like Zoe, imagine being able to run actually through the woods
Dec 4, 2022 8:38 PM # 
You can at Ft. Ebey. The vegetation is accurately mapped so you can find the corridors.

One of my gripes about orienteering maps that haven't been updated in ages is that people tend to orienteer more off of memory and experience than actually having to read the map. Locals know where you can "actually" get through something, but it's not always evident on the map. An experience I've had on both coasts. Ft. Ebey is definitely *not* in this category, or at least it wasn't last I ran there. ;-)
Dec 4, 2022 10:48 PM # 
i’m just shocked it’s still so green in PA in november
Dec 5, 2022 9:16 PM # 
Tori, we used to do rogaines on a popular orienteering map where I came from in West Aus but before my time as an orienteer. When looking at our route and hearing our comments after the event, one of the orienteers would say to us 'Why did you go that way? Everyone knows it's green through there.' Everyone being the orienteers maybe. In WA, rogaine maps are wholly white regardless of vegetation so unless you did orienteering you'd have no idea!
Dec 6, 2022 12:13 AM # 
Oh, my. I am grateful for even the lidar-generated vegetation mapping that's been showing up in rogaining maps lately!
Dec 6, 2022 1:17 AM # 
My first rogaine I did with my mom was an 8-hour where the map we were using was literally just a hiking map. So no vegetation, the contours were slightly questionable and nowhere near detailed enough, and there was a stream that was mapped ~20m off (only reason I complain about this is because the control was supposed to be on a boulder 20m away from the stream, instead it was on a boulder that was right on the bank of the stream because that was "gps accurate"... so much for using the map to navigate)
Dec 6, 2022 12:56 PM # 
Yes I always hate it when the setter would say 'But the GPS has it in the right spot'. We only have a map (and a poor one at that) to navigate with. I had what I thought was a very subtle contour feature to put a control on for an event I set once but after failing to find it without the aid of a satellite positioning device and the fact that coming from the nearby control involved bashing through or under some very thick green, I decided to move it elsewhere, a long way away. Not all setters were as kind.

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