|Zarpentine Farms||Corn Maze-O|
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ROC hosted a corn-maze based Orienteering meet at Zarpentine Farms in Hilton, NY.
The club had the maze to themselves prior to it being opened to the general public
for the day. After the previous day of rain, the weather was initially cool, but
turned into a beautiful sunny day.
The map was a completely non-standard black, grey and white. Bridges were added
by hand in red later. Corn was in grey. Open areas were white. The summer/fall
weather added a twist of changing some 'corn features' to non-existant, or spotty,
and added some water features (a.k.a the 'lakes' in the northeast and southwest areas).
There were 39 'starts' (groups), with 60 total people attending - which was a bigger
crowd than expected, given the location. Multi-generation orienteers who participated
included the Burgeys, Halls, and Bordens. There were also a number of first timers -
who knows what they'll think when they go to a 'normal' meet.
The event featured a quasi-mass start (~15s intervals), with the instruction of 'please
return before 10:45'. Some attempted to get all controls in order, some attempted to
play by the rules by staying on 'paths', and some (like one of the Meet Directors)
blatantly ignored some of the less than present corn walls. However everyone did the
maze, it appeared that everyone had fun.
And what could be better than being able to buy fresh doughnuts when you finished?
Thanks again to all the great volunteers who make these events happen. And thanks to
those who both set out and retrieved controls from the muck. I mean maze.
Some photos of the event will be posted on meetup.com
Thnaks to our volunteers
Meet directors: Rukhsana Cofer and Carl Palmer
Course setter: Tyler and Zak Borden
Greeter/registration: Patty Borden, Don Winslow, Sean Sims, Ed Deller, and
Flag Pickup: Chad Borden, Sean Sims, Maggie Hall, Rob Stevens, Rukhsana Cofer
Special thanks to Zarpentine Farms for allowing ROC to host this event.