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Discussion: Laramie Advanced Practice Courses, 5/31 - 6/2/2019

in: RMOC & LROC Advanced Practice Courses (May 31 – Jun 2 - Laramie, WY, US)

May 21, 2019 6:42 PM # 
bbrooke:
RMOC and LROC are partnering to offer a weekend of advanced orienteering practice courses near Laramie, WY (~two hours north of Boulder / Denver), in the Medicine Bow National Forest.

· Friday, 5/31 -- 4pm mass start at Granite Planite.
· Saturday, 6/1 -- 2pm mass start at Diamond Bay.
· Sunday, 6/2 -- 10am mass start at Pelican Bay.

* The weekend's events will consist of practice courses for advanced-level orienteers (anyone able to complete a Brown, Green, Red, or Blue course).

* This will be a bare-bones event -- each course will be self-timed; results will not be recorded or published; and beginner instruction will not be offered.

* Pre-registration is REQUIRED by 10pm on Thursday, 5/30.

* Full details & pre-registration at https://bit.ly/2Eq7jMt.

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Photo by Graham Baird.
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May 22, 2019 2:07 PM # 
Swampfox:
No snow showing therefore this has been photoshopped, it would seem.
May 30, 2019 6:48 AM # 
bbrooke:
Last call to pre-register for this weekend's advanced practice courses in Laramie!

Pre-registration is required -- the deadline is 10pm MDT on Thursday, 5/30.

Event details & pre-registration: https://bit.ly/2Eq7jMt.

The forecast for this weekend looks nice -- partly cloudy with highs ranging from 65°F to 72°F.
Jun 1, 2019 5:58 PM # 
bbrooke:
13 runners (+ Swampfox / course setter) on Day 1 at Granite Planite. A few photos here.

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Jun 1, 2019 10:30 PM # 
jjcote:
What happened to the snow?
Jun 2, 2019 12:45 AM # 
Nick:
gone. global warming
Jun 2, 2019 1:28 AM # 
bbrooke:
Our good luck with the weather ran out today. Almost everybody abandoned the course after about an hour due to really scary lightning. We all agreed that the rain and hail were tolerable...but the lightning was too much, and it went on for a LONG time. And then shortly after everyone was accounted for at the finish -- the sun came out again.
Jun 2, 2019 3:08 AM # 
Swampfox:
Just look at the way that long ago native Americans perfectly marked the start location with a triangle of stones. Everyone was so happy to see that!

Okay, maybe I was the only one that was so happy to see that, but at least someone was happy to see these ancient stones. Shiny happy person! ; )

(PS to JJ: the snow melted.)
Jun 2, 2019 4:14 AM # 
winkepp:
I’m not sure I have been that scared in the forest before. Even on 14er hikes! What seemed like the apocalypse was over soon,
Jun 2, 2019 5:49 AM # 
bbrooke:
27 runners on Day 2 at Diamond Bay -- some photos here.

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Jun 3, 2019 3:45 AM # 
bbrooke:
The great weather returned for our final day of practice courses, at Pelican Bay, with 23 runners. More photos here.

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