Click here for my Mt. Misery 0705, Red course map.
I've been training (trail/XC) on Mt. Misery since I first
started orienteering. I even did some field checking of a
small section of it until it was clear I didn't have the time
(nor the skill, I suppose) to be a field checker. I was
excited that the map was finally completed (tho without my
notes, which are out of date).
I figured it would be a pretty good home field advantage, but
I decided to even the odds a bit by partying a bit too much the
night before (something I extremely rarely do), and by making
a 3 minute error on #9. Otherwise a good run, but it was
not good enough, finishing 3rd or so on my home map (tho I
think Wyatt trains here also).
Its interesting, having mapped bits of it, and visualized
how pretty much how the rest of it would be mapped, how two
people can come up with completely different ideas of
representing reality on a map. For example, my route to
#17 may look odd, but I know those woods are pretty white,
or at best a half shade to light green, and was surprised
to see them rendered as medium green. Still may have not
been the best route, but I was happy with it.