Although the weather alternated between threatening and sunny, there was no rain. The woods were very wet and muddy from the previous rains; but there were lots of wild flowers to see. Turn out was quite low. It is hard to identify the cause: weather? remote location? Mother's Day weekend? However, those who did come had a good time.
We tried two new courses at this event. We had a Brown course - the shortest version of a course that requires expert skills. It was only 3.6 km long but provided some interesting challenges. We also had a Line course - participants had to follow a 5.4 km twisting and turning line and find the controls that were on the line (they were not marked on the map). This proved to be a fairly difficult task. A time penalty system was used for controls that were missed on the course.
Jim Wolfe was meet director. Thanks
to Joe Logan, Ray Wygonik, Bill Unger, Dave Battista, Mary McElhinny and
Laurie Opila for running the Registration. Thanks to Al Sheaffer
for covering Start/Finish. Thanks to Bryon Roland for helping with
Instruction. And thanks to Dave Battista, Bill Unger, and Alexis
and Luca Rzewski for helping with control pickup.
Our next meet will be at Stackhouse Park on May 31.
2.21 km 9 controls
|Alex, Lucas, River & Kevin||Troop 78||46:02|
|Leaders (2)||Troop 78||50:22|
|Isaac Joseph (4)||BSA||53:10|
|Sandy Augustine & Janice Shields||WPOC||74:37|
3.20 km 10 controls
|Chris & Olivia Peters||WPOC||54:00|
|Justin Cleavland & Skip Rooney||59:04|
|Troop 78 (6)||BSA||91:43|
3.60 km 9 controls
|Dave Torick & Jim Hokanson||64:23|
|Justin Cleavland & Skip Rooney||87:19|
16 controls (about 5.4 km) 10 minute penalty
for each missed control
|Dave Torick & Jim Hokanson||1||115:44||10:00||125:44|
|Bryon Roland found only 5 controls||WPOC||NA||76:11||0||DNF|
|Paul & Kate Sutcliffe found only 8 controls||WPOC||NA||148:01||0||DNF|