Click here for my Hickory Run Mini-Rogaine \'05, my route map.
Three hour score-O/mini rogaine at Hickory Run. I posted the
map without my routes for anyone who likes armchair score-O
planning practice. We were given about 10-15 minutes before
the race to plan routes.
Controls 1-5 were worth 20 points, 6-10 25, 11-15 30, 16-20 35,
and 21-25 40. 10 point penalty for each minute or fraction
overtime. Map is typically a half shade to a shade greener
than mapped, including the white woods in the west, which,
I think, are a full light green. Some patches of white in
the east are true white, tho. Mountain laurel (most light
and med green), was in full bloom, and it was beautiful.
Still my favorite DVOA map, and probably one of my all
time favorites, tho a touch physical, especially in the
I found all but two controls. I felt I could get all but
one, but my watch went dead with about 9 minutes left
in the race. I decided one attack, and if I boomed, head
in, since by my calculations, I was going to be tight.
I did boom, and had I had a working watch, probably would
have found it, but I decided just to sprint in. Turns
out I made it in with about 75 seconds to spare, plus,
as it was a 20 point control, I had an extra 2 minutes
to play with before it would have cost me. Oh well. I
still think I had the most points.