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Discussion: trail-O

in: fpb; fpb > 2013-05-11

May 13, 2013 1:10 AM # 
Sounds like what happened a couple of years ago in Rochester - the recreational people were pretty much completely ignored. It's too bad, since it turned off some people who might have been interested in giving it a chance.
May 13, 2013 2:16 AM # 
Part of the problem is that the results were misplaced by the Trail O registrar...
May 15, 2013 1:28 AM # 
Found! Someone found them and left them at the Park office, so we should be seeing something eventually. Whether the rec results are there too is unknown.
May 15, 2013 2:11 AM # 
If by "results", you mean "answers", then that should do it, as the rec course was a subset of the competitive course.
May 15, 2013 12:22 PM # 
I think they had the answer sheet available for inspection late in the day.

If it's with the results (who got how many points) I'll try to see if they can get posted somewhere. (Too bad I can't "tag" Peter Goodwin on this comment.)
May 15, 2013 1:49 PM # 
Are you sure the rec course was a subset of the competitive course? I ask because in Spokane the course was set so that the rec course used the same locations but the clue descriptions and thus the answers were different. I don't remember whether it was that way in Rochester as well.
May 15, 2013 3:06 PM # 
I'm not sure, I'm basing that on not being allowed to see the answers because people were still on the course when I finished.

So I'm less interested in the results than how I did with my own answers.
May 17, 2013 5:01 PM # 
@arthurd, I think it was a subset.

I don't have the original maps, but the answers are located in the Files section of the US Champs site.

Once I get the results I'll post them on that site too.
May 18, 2013 12:37 AM # 
Thanks for following through with this, Janet. I got 7 of 15 right, which is a little better than chance. I also didn't realize that "none of the above" was a valid choice. Of the ones I remembered being "easy", I got 2 of 4 correct.
May 18, 2013 3:45 AM # 
I gave it a try twice and decided I like the route-choice version of orienteering better than the map puzzle version, to the extent that I don't enjoy the Catching Features game either, though I know some people (arthurd?) like it for "armchair orienteering" training.
May 18, 2013 3:52 AM # 
Catching Features is good for map memory and for relocation practice, because I get way more lost in the game than I do in real woods. Plus it's fun. :) (Especially the ski-Os.)
May 18, 2013 11:11 AM # 
I just bought Catching Features through the Junior team fundraiser on, so we'll see how that goes.

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