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Discussion: C trail

in: escondido; escondido > 2013-08-17

Aug 22, 2013 12:37 PM # 
...was shown on the other map you had - Backroads Map Book. In most races, we've brought our own BMB and pencilled in key trail locations on our topo. I would have done that in this case. (Although a 25 yr old topo map is only moderately trustworthy in the trails department. FB's report is a good read to see how a longtime racer lowered his risk re old trails/roads.) The BMB map is based on newer data but doesn't always draw the trails in exactly the right place. Aside from the mapping, trails pop up in the Ontario bush all the time, and it can be tricky to figure out ways for them to help you without leading you astray! Diligent distance estimation and compass checking can help you figure out your approximate location. It may be safer to ignore some trails and just follow a bearing; Benoit does this a lot.

Anyway, you guys had an awesome race with terrific teamwork. Well done! :)
Aug 22, 2013 3:23 PM # 
Yes, FB's report provides some fantastic learning points. I can't wait get out and do some naving. I don't know how I will be able to last until next summer to do another 24hr race!
Aug 22, 2013 3:35 PM # 
With DD11's cottage up there, we should plan some autumn training where we re-do parts of the WT course - maybe backwards to change the challenge.
Aug 22, 2013 5:43 PM # 
Excellent idea Bash - DDon11, I'm sure you're reading...waiting for my invite ;)
Aug 22, 2013 6:27 PM # 
I sent it by canoe carrier. You should have it in a few days.
Aug 22, 2013 6:59 PM # 
Hope it doesn't' get lost....

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