Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Giant Concrete Orienteering Map


My visit to Mud Island was among the highlights of my days in Memphis. Mud Island features, of all things, a giant concrete map. The map is made at a scale of about 1:2,000 and covers the lower portion of the Mississippi River valley.

The snaphot above shows the contour lines along the river bank.

To give you a sense of the scale, I've got two snapshots with people. That is a big, big map.

Needless to say, Mud Island is a must-see tourist site for any orienteering who visits Memphis.

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posted by Michael | 7:11 PM


Very cool!
Hey, RAAM is underway. Most of the riders are in Kansas right now. Brad and I are going to ride some of the route in PA on Sunday. May be a little early though.

My grandfather designed Mud Island. Look up Roy Harrover. http://www.memphisheritage.org/MHIHost/Architects-HarroverMann.html
I am so glad you enjoyed Mud Island! Most people don't appreciate it. When I was on the monorail, the first thing I heard people say was "Where is all of the mud?"
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