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in: greta_leonard; greta_leonard > 2023-04-01

Apr 2, 2023 9:24 PM # 
cmorse:
Check the descriptions for the Mega. 18.85km, 203 controls
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Apr 2, 2023 9:24 PM # 
cmorse:
Maps etc here - scroll to bottom

http://www.petergagarin.org/
Apr 3, 2023 12:35 AM # 
peggyd:
One of my favorite o' events ever.
There is one huge boulder that had a control on three sides (#s 159, 160, 161).
Apr 3, 2023 1:32 AM # 
greta_leonard:
Wow! that course looks super interesting. The logistics for punching must have been pretty insane.
Apr 3, 2023 12:07 PM # 
cmorse:
SI boxes at random intervals along the course. Not every control had a punch. Although legs were short, Pawtuckaway is such that you could never see one control from the previous one. And every possible control description was used for at least one control including fodder rack (bale of hay) and anthill (small ant-farm)
Apr 3, 2023 1:36 PM # 
cmpbllv:
Pawtuckaway was my first east coast map (having really learned to orienteer in COC-land in the early 2000s). It is complicated, glaciated terrain and you can lose touch as soon as you are out of sight of your last control. My first race there, I spent 10 minutes standing totally still on top of a small hill figuring out where I was (and I did figure it out!)...

This course was definitely the most epic control-pick ever.
Apr 3, 2023 2:10 PM # 
bhall:
Can we do that course again because I think that would be a blast.

Also second what Tori said - Pawtuckaway is hard and you can spend a lot of time relocating etc but it is so, so much fun. If you ever get the chance to come to New England, highly suggest getting to Pawtuckaway for some orienteering.
Apr 4, 2023 3:13 AM # 
greta_leonard:
That map looks really fun and definitely challenged from a PNW orienteering point of view. Hopefully I can race/train there sometime.
Apr 4, 2023 10:33 AM # 
cmpbllv:
About an hour from our house. We have space to host visitors, and our orienteering friends are always welcome!
Apr 4, 2023 10:06 PM # 
peggyd:
The woods are beautiful, and oh so technical.
The first time it was used was for a World Cup. I was on the US Team and I remember coming up to a Swedish woman just standing still, trying to figure stuff out. She had won the World Ski O' champs and finished 5th in the World Cup standings that year. But I actually beat her. (Still waaaay down the results list but it was still amazing to beat a really good Swede!)

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