Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Deep grass


Deep grass. If you're running the Orienteer Kansas event in December, you might think about preparing to run in deep grass. It is tough. It reminded me of running through a soft marsh.

I was testing the course this afternoon and spent more time than I'd have liked plodding through grass that was mostly a meter or so deep, but in places was over my head. It'd be nice if someone mowed the fields, but I'm not counting on it. It would also help if we get some cold weather and a bit of snow, but I'm not counting on it.

The map shows the deep grass fields as "rough open." I'm thinking it'd make sense to show the deep grass. The obvious symbol to use would be vertical green lines - slow run, good visibility. Another option is to invent a symbol. I'm not a big fan of mappers who invent symbols. But, I'll give that option some thought.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 7:58 PM


I'm surprised that they haven't mowed yet. When I camped on that map once, they were mowing and baling.

Maybe you could call up the State Park and ask if they are planning on cutting the grass.
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