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Discussion: Next CMOUSA Corn Maze Champs?

in: 2021 CMOUSA Corn Maze Champs (tentative) (Sep 5 - Sunderland, MA, US)

Jul 15, 2021 2:18 PM # 
Any word on 2021? Would love to get back into the fields.
Jul 15, 2021 2:28 PM # 
It appears the corn is growing...
Jul 16, 2021 12:24 PM # 
We haven't talked to the proprietors yet, but we'll let you know if/when we have news.
Jul 18, 2021 1:13 AM # 
OK, we're tentatively a go.
Jul 18, 2021 1:15 AM # 
2019? 2020? 2021?
Jul 18, 2021 9:19 PM # 
I don'n know how to change the event that the discussion thread is linked to. Maybe Patrick can do that? Or maybe it would have to be Ken?
Jul 19, 2021 2:28 PM # 
I don't see an option to do that, but did remove 2021 from the title.
Jul 20, 2021 2:50 PM # 
Here's an idea: new year, new event start a new thread. That way all on the Attending list will not have to check to amend their status.
Is there a lot of repeat information? Message me and I'll show you how to use the Copy / Paste function.
Jul 20, 2021 3:38 PM # 
This thread was started before the new event listing was created (because it was asking about the possible new event). We can certainly start a discussion thread about the new event. The question is whether we can change the linking of this thread (that really has served its purpose and should maybe just be abandoned).
Jul 20, 2021 8:40 PM # 
Jul 21, 2021 12:00 AM # 
Our all-powerful wizard is awesome. (Thanks!)
Jul 21, 2021 12:21 AM # 
I stopped by the maze to see if the corn was growing -- it was, maybe 3' high? -- and there was Mike in an adjacent field, checking on a crop. We chatted for a bit.

-- They've had about 12 inches of rain this month, but fortunately their land drains pretty well. (On my morning bike ride, I'd seen a lot of fields with standing water.)

-- The guy from Missouri who cuts the maze was supposed to be there today, but Mike said his schedule had gone to hell, thought he was someplace in Maine. Mike thought it likely he'd make it to Sunderland in a few days.

-- The corn was pretty healthy.

-- And, looking at the much bigger picture, the quote of the day, referring to the planet: "We fucked it up, and now we're paying for it."

Jul 24, 2021 12:41 AM # 
To clarify, the reason this event is currently listed as tentative is threefold:
1) It's contingent on the maze actually coming into existence, based on weather and scheduling (see PG's post above)
2) It's contingent on the maze design being suitable for orienteering (some have been excellent, some not very interesting at all)
3) It's contingent on the public health situation: although things have improved a lot and most orienteers in the northeast are probably vaccinated, there's the potential for surges and new variants, so we're keeping an eye on that as well.

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