Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Some interesting looking O' terrain


I came across some interesting looking terrain yesterday.

The image from Google Earth gives an idea of the vegetation.

Mary and I keep track of how many of the 50 states we've visited (the rule is that you have to spend the night in the state to get credit for a visit). Mary is down to just four states: Hawaii, Mississippi, North Dakota and South Dakota. I'm down to three to go,m with the same as Mary except I've spent time in South Dakota. The map I posted above is from North Dakota. Might be worth checking out next time we're in North Dakota.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 1:29 PM


That looks like some fun terrain, and easily accessible off of I-29!

I don't like the "you must stay the night in a state for it to count"

I went down to New Orleans for the Final Four back in 2003. Four-day trip, did the entire New Orleans thing. Oh wait, but our hotel was just across the border in Mississippi.

(Similarly, when in Memphis, we stayed just outside in Mississippi).

That's zero credit for Louisiana, despite doing a lot there, and four nights worth in Mississippi, even though I've barely seen the sun shine on the ground there.
I like the spend the night rule. Keeps you from counting bogus visits.

take me back to the black hills ..........
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