Upside Down Rogaine

Posted: February 26, 2013 by kirisyko in Adventure Racing, SykOtic
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Map marking by Andrew Gills
Map marking, a photo by Andrew Gills on Flickr.

Team Whoops Witch Way hasn’t ever done a rogaine before. We’ve completed an adventure race and did quite well, but rogaining proved to be a whole other ball game. To make matters more challenging, we selected an 8 hour night navigation event as our introduction to the sport.

We collect our maps from the Hash House at 9pm. The sky is clear and the weather is warm. Other teams have fantastic set-ups: tents, tables, chairs and camp lanterns. By contrast, we have a small low table that you can use while sitting on the ground, a blanket and our head torches. But it works for us.

We are overly ambitious as we mark up the map. We select controls on the western side of the course, which will see us traveling through steep forested country that is criss-crossed by creek…

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