Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Saturday, September 15, 2007

A little Iceland orienteering


Mary and I took a map hike on an O' map called Galgahraun in Iceland. The map covers a small area of intricate lava flow terrain. The map is at a scale of 1:5000 with 2.5 meter contours. Mary and I hiked through the terrain (in a chilly, wind-blown, but light, rain).

I'll be posting more about Icelandic orienteering (and more photos from the trip) over the next few days.

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posted by Michael | 10:21 AM


Wow, this looks like a lot of fun!
Wow, that looks amazing. How did you manage to get ahold of maps in Iceland?

Welcome back, by the way. I'm looking forward to reading all about Iceland.
It is amazing the diversity of land in the world. Is Mary standing in a place shown by the map?
Impressed. I'll have to add this to the dream O-tour itinery. Somewhere between Slovenian Kaarst and Volcania.
Oh dear - Oli's gonna go crazy that we didn't have that map!! I think all my emails bounced back from you - sorry... but hope you had a great time.
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