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  • Topic created by Orienteer7 on Tue Jan 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm
    Mark Frank (Orienteer7)
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    I believe 4/29 might be a better date as I do believe West Point will be hosting the previous weekend unless something has changed since I communicated with them in the Fall.  It is a matter of whether OUSA sanctions and since there are few sanctioned events I would think any request not coinciding with another national event within a geographic region would be approved...but I may be wrong.  Having the event on 4/29 would reduce some participants and probably the most competitive juniors since the national that weekend is focused on them.
    My family will probably not be able to make the 4/29 event with MASOC30 and 1st Annual POC the following 2 weekends. If possible I want to attend USMAOC event on 4/22 as it is the easiest national on the schedule to attend in 2018.   -Mark Frank
  • Reply by bobburg on Wed Jan 3, 2018 at 12:52 pm
    Bob Burg (bobburg)
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    Brief History Alert: Some habits die hard, eh Mark?  For many who have been attending Pakim Pond for decades, Four Mile Circle will always be considered Pakim Pond.  But since our A Event in 2006, we have 2 maps covering the old Pakim Pond territory. This year's "Pakim Pond" event will be using the Four Mile Circle portion.  In fact, the actual Pakim Pond is not even on the Four Mile map. But I'm just tweaking your tail, Mark. Tongue out

    Though in 2013, one Boy Scout troop saw our erroneously scheduled "Pakim Pond" event on the website, camped at Brendan Byrne State Forest, and dutifully waited for us to show up that morning.  By the time one of our members ran into the troop hanging out at Pakim Pond, the Four Mile Circle event (staged at the Fire Tower up near Park Hdqtrs) was almost finished, and they decided to take off for home.  For me that clarified forever the care we need to make on our schedule (and in our heads). 

    Anyway, Back to the Present:  Thanks for the feedback I've received.  If a few more would like to chime in that would be great.  But I'm currently leaning strongly towards April 29 for Four Mile Circle.  We will miss our Juniors, but probably more DVOA members will drive to West Point rather than the longer trip to Holyoke MA.

    So Mark, and Robert, and Bob and Pat,  thanks for your replies and you can very likely count on Four Mile to be scheduled on Apr 29.  I will post the final decision within the next couple of days and make sure our website reflects that.

    And just a brief early promotion:  Hope to see lots of you at Four Mile Circle. The event will debut a revised map of substantial portions of the map, freeing up large sections of the park that I've had to avoid in 2013 and 2015.  And all courses will be using those revised areas.  So please plan to run around in one of the most unique terrains in DVOA captivity. Cool
  • Reply by bobburg on Thu Jan 4, 2018 at 3:35 pm
    Bob Burg (bobburg)
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    And now it is official.  FOUR MILE CIRCLE is officially scheduled for April 29th.
  • Reply by ErikEddy on Fri Jan 5, 2018 at 10:54 am
    Erik Eddy (ErikEddy)
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    excellent, thanks everyone that worked this out
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