An early Spring cold front brought some snow overnight, which covered the ground and trees, creating the first ever White Raccoongaine. Within one hour after the mass start, the snow all melted. The day alternated between a sunny sunshine break, and more snow showers, but never sticking to the ground.
To the organizers surprise, given that the weather was not the most joysome, only two teams were no-shows. Furthermore, there were many individuals and teams that were high scorers.
The cold may actually have helped in keeping the ticks at bay. The trails were described by participants as muddy, slippery, and sloppy. Some participants said that it was better that it snowed than it rained, because one could remove the snow off the clothing.
An interesting coincidence: two solo participants, independent from each other, lost their SI card fingerstick, and both reported the approximate location of the loss on the same
leg between two specific controls. What a coincidence. While picking controls on Sunday, we hope to find them.
Overall, the event seemed to be a success, as all participants enjoyed the event, the company, the participation, the food at the après, and the custom-made trophies and mementos.photos and videos
of the event.photos and videos
of the control locations.