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  • Topic created by gahlswede on Mon Jun 29, 2020 at 3:57 pm
    Greg Ahlswede (gahlswede)
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    Num Posts: 15
    Primary Club: DVOA
    Fav map: Stuckey Pond
    First O: 1998
    I've designed more GPS courses that you can find on Usynligo.

    The courses are on three maps I've created remotely through the Poconos and around Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    If you enjoy these courses, let me know! I'll try to find time to make some more.

    Have fun!

    Greg
  • Reply by EricW on Wed Jul 1, 2020 at 2:03 pm
    Eric Weyman (EricW)
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    On the Usynligo website it seemed useful, almost essential, to know the names of the maps. (one huge list in alphabetical order)
    I figured out "Mocanaqua" and "Haystack Mountain", and I forget the third.
  • Reply by gahlswede on Wed Jul 1, 2020 at 3:08 pm
    Greg Ahlswede (gahlswede)
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    First O: 1998
    Good point! Sorry, I thought they had enabled the map feature to see them.

    The maps are Mocanaqua, Haystack, and Lost Lakes.

    The georeferencing is still a bit off on Mocanaqua, but it worked fine yesterday.

    There are quite a few thorns around #4 on Advanced 2 at Mocanaqua. But there is a path to the control location made by AJ and yours truly.
  • Reply by Sandy on Thu Jul 2, 2020 at 5:54 pm
    Sandy Fillebrown (Sandy)
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    Primary Club: DVOA
    Fav map: Hickory Run 1:15000
    First O: 1993
    If you go to Usynligo.no and click on "All events" there is a map that you can scroll to the part of the world you want to look at.  Or, in the app, click on "usynligo events", then click on "within 50 km" and it gives you an option to change it.  If you click on "within 500km"  it still lists events in order of proximity so you can search for things that way.

    I just did one of the Lost Lake courses.  Very challenging but great terrain and so much fun!
  • Reply by kathyu on Thu Jul 2, 2020 at 6:48 pm
    Kathy Urban (kathyu)
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    Sandy, how long did it take you to get up to Lost Lake?
  • Reply by Sandy on Thu Jul 2, 2020 at 7:35 pm
    Sandy Fillebrown (Sandy)
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    Fav map: Hickory Run 1:15000
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    It's about the same as Hickory Run from my house with the new exit off the northeast extension, so about 90 minutes.
  • Reply by EricW on Thu Jul 2, 2020 at 11:36 pm
    Eric Weyman (EricW)
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    That map wouldn't budge for me a couple days ago.
    Tonight, I got it to move to North America, and the Poconos, but only with extra patience.
  • Reply by gahlswede on Fri Jul 3, 2020 at 3:34 pm
    Greg Ahlswede (gahlswede)
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    Fav map: Stuckey Pond
    First O: 1998
    Hmmm, that sounds like a strange problem, Eric. I haven't experienced anything like that yet. 

    Is it happening with every map?
  • Reply by kathyu on Fri Jul 3, 2020 at 5:25 pm
    Kathy Urban (kathyu)
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    Re Eric's remark, the big map seems to get in a groove and work more smoothly the more you use it.

    Dave and I went to Lost Lakes.  Enter Lost Lakes Trailhead on google maps, takes you right there passing Pocono Raceway.  We were looking for an easy day so we picked up 1, 2, 3, 8 and then ducked out to the trail and took the long way around for a nice 5k on a very hot day.  We might go back and do some more.

    Thanks Greg.
  • Reply by EricW on Fri Jul 3, 2020 at 6:18 pm
    Eric Weyman (EricW)
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    OK, I just tried 4-5 more times with complete log ins/log offs.
    Twice I was able to pull the map over and into PA. but only very reluctantly. The other times I couldn't even get the map to fully display, along with other nonsense/ freeze ups that I can't remember or describe,when I tried to click on things.

    I'm FIOS and Firefox, if anyone is wondering about those things

    Don't worry about me, I've been able to get what I wanted, but this website is definitely on my sh*t list (or vice versa), even though it performs a nice function, in theory.

    After two failed attempts to post this message, I think I just discovered a built in censor on this eboard.
  • Reply by EricW on Fri Jul 3, 2020 at 6:27 pm
    Eric Weyman (EricW)
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    Related to Pocono Raceway, I happened to catch a few minutes of the NASCAR race there on Sunday (?), and I'm rather sure that the highest peak on Lost Lakes was showing up on the horizon in one of the camera shots, or at least in my mind.
  • Reply by GlenT on Tue Jul 7, 2020 at 10:47 pm
    Glen Tryson (GlenT)
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    Janet and I visited Lost Lakes today.  Really challenging stuff.  Good footing but lots of "in your face" vegetation so visibility is reduced with leaves out.  Contours, marshes and streams are well mapped, but this area is definitely for the experienced orienteer.  And it has the biggest rhodedendron I've ever seen (and they were in bloom).  Thanks Greg for setting this up.
  • Reply by kathyu on Wed Jul 8, 2020 at 11:18 am
    Kathy Urban (kathyu)
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    So glad everyone else felt Lost Lakes was challenging.  A trekking pole helped swipe those saplings out of my face!
    I am experiencing a steep learning curve when it comes to technique on GPS courses.  Primarily leave the phone out of sight, look for the feature and rely on the app only when hopelessly snarled up.  The "helper" features of distance and direction are a crutch and a distraction.  The score-o feature is great when you go out for navigation training.  
    But time for a question --
    Is there any way to set up an old second phone to use USYNLIGO?  
  • Reply by EricW on Thu Jul 9, 2020 at 0:03 am
    Eric Weyman (EricW)
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    I've posted other places, but not on the DVOA eBoard, that I find Lost Lakes to be the most difficult area of any area Greg A has been training on, although he (and others?) will apparently vote for Minsi Lake.
    For me the difficulty is mostly because of the vegetation, not the underlying topo and other details.
  • Reply by kathyu on Thu Jul 9, 2020 at 9:22 am
    Kathy Urban (kathyu)
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    Which map is Lake Minsi closest to?
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