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In the 7 days ending Feb 21, 2013:

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Thursday Feb 21, 2013 #


Daniel from BAOC at Tucson's B meet

Ludwig and Mike studying a map. Mike was awesome - helped out in so many ways. Ludwig is a TOC guy; he provided us with training maps, advised on trianing, picked up B meet controls, and perhaps best of all, took everything back to the storage locker after the meet was over on Monday. (Otherwise I'd have had to.)

People from all over helped. Deb + boyfriend organized the epunches after the meet.

Wednesday Feb 20, 2013 #

Orienteering 30:00 [3]

Wild outrageous day of beauty.

Gian (BAOC); made it past Border Patrol.

Rogaining terrain to die for. (Blizzard coming in from the left.)

First we high-tailed it out of the excellent Sonoita Inn, to get to the Greaterville map before the rumored blizzard. So incredibly beautiful there. Soon there were flakes flying, in a hard wind. After picking up some of the controls intended for a longer training today, we headed north to Tucson, and to the Ironwood map, which was originally not on the agenda. Mike Minium picked up a last-minute order of maps and met us there. It was raining - but that switched to snow! Soon big huge Disney flake clusters were falling, and the cactus garden was covered in snow, and finding Mike's white control markers was hard but fun.

Tuesday Feb 19, 2013 #

Orienteering 30:00 [3]

Pleasurable terrain. Training on the Greaterville map.

Monday Feb 18, 2013 #


Didn't orienteer today, but it was a great meet anyway.
Had really really good help.

Sunday Feb 17, 2013 #

Orienteering 46:00 [3]

Green course at the Tucson B meet. Fun.
A good day. Erin had a good talk with Clare Durand, and also with Allen Hubsch, yesterday, so that was awesome. Isabel won green again, then went out in mass start format on brown with Will and Dan, and they were super fast. She said it was painful trying to run as fast as Will.
Erin did a second day of beginner training at 9:30 with the boy scouts and AHG girls, maybe 16 or 20 kids. I took on 6 little kids and their adults for beginner training.
Erin did course review with the advanced juniors.
Then after lunch, once again the advanced juniors volunteered their time to take local juniors out to teach them about how to navigate on advanced courses. Will, Dan and Isabel each took a group, as did Erin and I. (Yesterday it was similar but Cristina also took a group.) It's great to see these juniors stepping up and giving back to the community like that.
I was all flattered because the AHG leader told me today that the girls who went with me and with Izzy (two different groups) on the training yesterday were excited and learned a lot, so she wanted us again today.
A couple of the JROTC kids from Phoenix were out a long time and had their leader worried.
Tomorrow I'm meet director; hopefully I'll have enough volunteers.

Saturday Feb 16, 2013 #

Orienteering 1:00:00 [3]

Tucson B meet
Did part of a green course but my heart wasn't in it. Lots of other things to think about. For example, I thought about Mikell Platt and how I suspected he might not like how much cactus there was. I didn't see him after, but it looks as though he didn't finish the course. People generally found it hard today, I think.
Isabel had so much trouble she was very angry for a while afterward (just with me). However, she won green. She had to stop to pull a cholla off of her, and this distracted her so much she had to relocate.
In the afternoon, I went out for about 90 minute with three girls (7th, 8th, 9th grade) from Tucson who were learning to orienteer. Isabel, Will, Erin, Dan and Cristina also took kids out. That was pretty neat.

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