Field work 5:00:00  14.0 km (21:26 / km)
shoes: Roclite 280-2015
Setting out controls for the QOC Rosaryville meet this weekend. I can't attend, because I'm going to the Jr. Nationals at Mt. Tom.
I met Craig Shelden in the parking lot at 10 a.m., divvied up the controls, and went out with 32 controls in 4 bags. I had made course setting maps last week, and intended to go out on whatever day this week looked best. That turned out to be today. The next two days have rain in the forecast, and although Thursday looks good it didn't leave much margin.
Because this meet has regular plus MTBO courses, it uses more controls than usual. Amy Louden was kind enough to pack up some spare flags and epunches, and Don Fish delivered them to my door after Saturday's meet at Granite. I improvised some number tags for the spare flags, and Craig and I put the controls out in the woods, at least the ones that aren't right on the well-traveled biking, hiking, and horseback-riding trails.
It was a fine day, and it was very enjoyable to be out in the woods where someone else (Russ Damtoft, who couldn't be here to do it himself) had already flagged the locations. The flags were perfectly placed, and I hope the vegetation doesn't explode in the next 6 days, because as it is, even the light green is totally runnable.