|Setting out controls the night before.|
Julie, a brave and adventurous soul, took me up on it and brought Dana. We had talked about them doing the intermediate course, since using the trail is an option between most legs. By the time Julie and Dana had arrived, though-- I heard that the intermediate maps were running low.
Hmmm.. Julie and Dana would have me with them, after all. I'm not just an experienced orienteer, but I was co-course setter for the event. Theoretically, I knew where everything was. I wouldn't tell them where the controls were, of course (that's not fun). I'd let them make their own mistakes, but ask Socratic questions if they ran into trouble.
|The leg to 6 provided a lot of route options!|
My hunch was right-- these ladies caught on quick! They gobbled up the map, creating and executing well thought out route choices. Then 3 hours later at the finish, they asked when the next one was. Wow. GREAT JOB, LADIES!! I am impressed. You're true adventurers!
Here's a video recap of our experience, with some instructional morsels laced throughout: