I could name several people, but they aren't in Montana. I'm sure you're capable as well, but it might go really slowly for a while, and that may not be the best use of your time.
Are any of those people interested in coming to Montana?
No idea. The first one who came to mind was Clare Durand, based on her excellent work at Vazquez Rocks. Steve Willman also did complicated rock work around Buena Vista. Mark Dominie and Eric Weyman are both multitalented mappers who could probably handle anything. Who mapped the funky stuff near Cleveland where you had to squeeze into tiny crevices? (I could dig out the maps, I suppose...) I could probably think of others given time.
There is more about you than meets the eye, Frodo.
The best orienteering terrain in Middle Earth always sounded like Ithilien to me. This place sounds a bit similar to the area near where Frodo and Sam saw the Oliphaunt. Check for evil on the other side of the mountains before holding meets there.
I always thought Gorgoroth had merit (in the same way as parts of Iceland would) at least once it got cleaned up a bit.
Also, Nurn for a more Montana-US western motif.
I was figuring this place to maybe be Emyn Muil.
There was an orienteering race in Middle Earth the other day...
The Cleveland place I mentioned is Ritchie Ledges, mapped by Yefim Shtempler form Ukaine.
@jjcote: rock-wise, maybe, but it's on the east side of a long north-south valley, which has to count for something.
You have lidar data, and good aerial photos, all you need to start, it takes time though.
LIDAR QUAD: Corvallis 46114c1
I have a good basemap, but the rock detail is beyond my skill level. Want to come out here and map it?
Need fast internet, so I can do work, I am getting paid for
Mr. Balter: please focus on your North American Relay. For the greater good. (That's still in the works right???)
Like, fast internet at our house while you stay here? We can do that.
Send him some ground-level pictures, Boris. (Maybe post them here for our benefit, too.)
Some photos and a little panorama video on here.
That looks like incredible terrain. WMOC 2026?
Ah, skilled indeed. That is no joke.
Looks just regular terrain to me. Just put lots of grey and exactly one form line between every full contour and you are good to go. There may be a joke here, just not sure is it me or my post.
J-J, when are you coming out here to claim your Montana orienteering experience? We have a two-day event May 22-23...
It's all a matter of when travel becomes straightforward enough. May is a possibility, I'll be all vaxxed up by then.
It reminds me a ton of the rocky areas of Peguerinos.
It could be relatively easy to map it like the old map of Peguerinos—the bare rock mapped as clearings
It would be somewhat more difficult to map it differentiating between the bare rock and the clearings like the new map
. But it would also be easier to understand from a runner's perspective.
Including detailed mapping of the labyrinth just northeast of 12 on the new map.
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