Sunday, January 24, 2010
Sunday, Jan 24th, 2010 - Orienteering - the maps
For all the map hungry guys out there, here's a photo of the Orange (long-easy) and Red (long-difficult). The colour on the map means fast running/terrain and in Denmark that would typically be a forest where you can maintain a high speed without having to fight your way through vegetation. Same thing here, except the ubiquitous plants are extremely hostile and makes blackberry bushes feel like soft velvet! The greener the color, the more you have to fight to get through it and over here it's literally impassable. The blue dotted lines are washes/riverbeds and they're all dried out so you can run in them as canals and they're great guidelines in a terrain that lacks other details than height contours. Often they are lined with nearly impenetrable walls of sticky vegetation, so you've gotta find an entrance, find an exit or wear body armor!
Posted by Claus Bech