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Discussion: Oh boy!

in: Anna; Anna > 2009-07-22

Jul 23, 2009 5:33 PM # 
I hope you can find somebody to go to the woods with you!
Jul 23, 2009 7:04 PM # 
I'm very tempted :). And the termperature will certainly be great!

Even on a 'simple' FP sprint, it's interesting how many choices were still made.

S-1: I went left around Visitor Center.

4-5: Leaving 4, it felt odd to me not to see road on right. So, I was drawn left, stayed high but paralleled parking lot until I realized, "Oh, I need to climb and cross spur to get to that road." I ended well left of red line - your route was better.

5-6-7: I stayed south of round pond both times. Leaving 6, I didn't see route right of red line if I'd left north of pond - looks pretty good to me.

7-8-9: I chose to avoid shallow water crossing so I doglegged out of 8 and went left to 9 (which wasn't bad since control was on left edge of circle). Therefore, I dare say that right now my unscathed legs look better than yours :)

9-10: I reused crooked little unmapped trail from Sprint #1 - mostly because it's more aesthetically pleasant than the road. Your route was also fast.

10-11: I left 10 looking for the cannon (black x north of #11) having never really noticed the 20 foot monument at #11 - STL's memorial to those brave southern patriots who gave their lives fighting for states' rights as guaranteed by US Constitution. Note that the cannon points north to keep those Unionists out of the 'south'. FYI: MO never did secede.
Jul 23, 2009 9:19 PM # 
Yeah, I lost lots of time on 8 because the crossing wasn't how I expected it to be.
And I guess for 5-6-7 it would've been faster to come in on the south side, leave to the north, and go to the right of the red line. I don't know why I didn't see that either!

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