SLOC meet S-F Ranch
Map and Route
Kind of hard for me, especially since I looked at the multiple route choices on the legs, and didn't shy away from the kind of tricky ones. Sometimes it paid off, but often it gave me a chance to practice my ability to not panic, re-orient, determine whether I had gone too far, made parallel error, not gone far enough... etc. Very good training for me. Beautiful day, and as promised, great terrain.
I brought my Mom along, tried to convince her to try the yellow course, got her set with a compass and a map. She doesn't really like to conform to any set rules, and even though I told her she could go any way she wanted, I don't think she liked it all that much and just ended up walking around a little and then reading. And, talking to new people as well as someone she knew (second meet we've been to in St. Louis, second time that's happened!) - Rudy S.. She had seen him at his father's party the day before. My Mom is VERY social.