Had alot of fun in this eastern Pennsylvania organized event. Organizers provided seven paper printed maps on paper of various orienteering maps, five of them in 1:10000 scale and two in 1:15000 scale. There were 50 electronic checkpoints placed, all with SportIdent (SI card) support equipment.
Yaki Barak needed a team mate. I needed a team mage. So at the end, we joined up and made a team, calling ourselves "Raccoongainers".
The day before, on Friday evening, there was one inch of downpour and the ground was wet and muddy. On Saturday, the day was hot and humid, but the ground wasn't terribly muddy.
We decided that our game plan was to go clockwise, and forget the remote and separate section on the far lower southeast corner, reachable only by a long walk/run on paved road.
In the northwest corner of the overall area in the Hay Creek area, we spent a considerable time of the overall event, almost four hours, so we knew that we are going to take short cuts on the rest of the planned route.
With three hours left, we were now prospecting to leave out French Creek West. With two hours left, we decided to leave out French Creek South. With one hour to go, we just headed north and bagged two more controls before finishing.
Many thanks to the DVOA folks for organizing this event.