Just a little scouting for the CSU Corn Maze Championships. It will be very cool. Now I think I'll run a course using the permanent controls to see how it feels when going faster.
Anyone interested in coming, it's next Wednesday, late afternoon, social activities to follow, please let me know, and also add your name to the list on the event page.
orienteering (maze) 23:21 1.74 mi (13:25 / mi) +3ft13:24 / mi ahr:135 max:154 weight:141.5lbs
Set a course in the maze, 26 controls (haven't figured out how far it is beeline), just to see what O' in the maze was like.
And it was fabulous.
All the good parts of orienteering, but no rocks, no thorns, no hills. So cool. Had more fun than I've had orienteering in quite a long time.
Click on the globe for my route.
So now I've got a sense for the place, it's time to come up with a course. One really nice thing is the map was totally sufficient. So I suspect that I will just have to add a north line and a scale (once I figure it out), just to satisfy the purists.
The only pisser is I think this is the 10th year for Mike's Maze (different artistic creations each year), and this is the first time I've thought to go orienteering there. Credit for the inspiration goes to an evening at Bub's Barbecue with the ladies.
Oh, it was so cool. And really good O' training.
And my run, not too bad, 2 or 3 mistakes plus went to the wrong control a couple of times before I realized it. Plus standing still several times. Total lost maybe 3-4 minutes.