Ending up talking to people on campus for a long time before I came home today - learned a lot about soil agglomerations though. Going to have to do a lot of homework this week that should have been done on the weekend.
Up to 97 people registered for BCOCs, although a couple of them (myself and Brian and maybe some others) probably aren't racing. Generally my rule of thumb for organizing events is if I put out less controls than people who are coming, the event is worthwhile (with the exception of OART...).
We've got around 35-45 controls/race for the weekend, so hoping to bump registration up at least over the 100 mark and ideally up to around 120. Just under one week left to sign up.
Running1:30:08 11.94 km (7:33 / km) +697m5:51 / km ahr:144 max:170
Trying to explore Rose Valley, but ended up on the wrong road (didn't look up instructions how to get there, just knew roughly where it was...) and ended up at some primarily atv and motorbiking trailhead. Nice trail going up the ridge so I figured why not. A little bit more climb than I was expecting, but nice views around 2/3 of the way up. After that the ridge broadened out more and in was in the trees the rest of the way. Mix of single and double track. Nice primarily pine forest, but way too steep for anything orienteering wise.
Its insane to think that someone who wants a 1:24 topo/trail map of a forest needs to process lidar, or have someone custom process lidar for them.
Running52:53  6.61 km (8:00 / km) +105m7:25 / km
More exploring, figure I might as well while I have the car, relatively low amounts of homework, and it isn't snowing yet.
Looks like there will be some pretty good terrain up here, hoping the LiDAR that was supposed to get done this summer includes this area. When it becomes available I'll process out Karttapalautin maps to figure out what to investigate further.
Definitely awesome Ski-O potential though - really nice dense trail system, and with enough flattish clearcuts to add more narrow snowmobile cut throughs. Never going to happen though - ski-o just isn't really a thing out here.
Running31:13  3.9 km (8:00 / km) +159m6:38 / km
Part 2 of exploration around McCullock Lakes - after a quick bite of lunch of course.