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 “It’s spookily quiet in the forest and sounds from the farms in the valley below seem to travel a long way”, says Michael Croxford. Michael has been working on mapping in the middle of nowhere with only some friendly farm noises, the odd native bird and a couple of rabbits to keep him company.  Visits to Oceania terrain were on hold in the highest Lockdown, but the Laidmore forest was on the top of the list to start mapping once regional travel was enabled.  We are looking forward to hearing more to whet our appetite as we wait in anticipation for announcements on the availability of future trans-Tasman travel.
So what is the terrain like? Michael describes it as  “pine forest that is clean and very runnable with rock features scattered across the slopes however, there is some reduction of visibility at times so runners will definitely need to stay in map contact.”
It is sounding like the perfect orienteering playground for Oceania 2021.
Image source: WayfindNZ
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