Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Kansas Style Snopulsning


Snow -- that's probably the single most common theme in Scandinavian orienteering blogs this season. Scandinavian races have been cancelled. Scandinavian orienteers are traveling all over to get snow-free training conditions. If they can't get away, they are running in the snow, that is "snopulsning."

Snow fell last night in Kansas City and today, I did some Kansas-style snopulsning.

A new project

I guess I've taken on a new project. I apparently agreed to design a permanent orienteering course on a new map near my house. I don't remember doing it. But, I must have. So, now I've got to think about how to plan a permanent course.

My current plan is to design a beginner course of about 5 km and then scatter another 8-10 control locations around the map in spots that are a little more difficult to find. I thought I'd try to put together a one or two page explanation of how to complete the beginner course, something that could be handed out to people who want to try the course and who have no orienteering experience.

If I get really ambitious (which is not all that likely), I may try to make an audio guide to the course. The audio guide would be something you could download to an Ipod and then listen to as you do the course.

posted by Michael | 8:32 PM


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