Storm the Mountain - 2016

This board shows images from the February 6, 2016 snowshoe orienteering adventure race held in Wentworth, Nova Scotia: organized by the Pugwash Ground Search and Rescue.
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Control #21, originally intended for a the top of a small cliff, relocated to a nearby spur off a lovely hardwood slope.

Control originally intended for a the top of a small cliff, relocated to a nearby spur off a lovely hardwood slope.

Control #20: a path junction over the hill and far, far, away.

Control originally intended for a the top of a small cliff, relocated to a nearby spur off a lovely hardwood slope.

This typifies the day: great snow, beautiful sunshine, crisp, clear air, and great terrain. Storm the Mountain 2016 was a wonderful event.

This typifies the day: great snow, beautiful sunshine, crisp, clear air, and great terrain. Storm the Mountain 2016 was a wonderful event.

Participants warm themselves at an open fire, on the grounds of the Wentworth Hostel, as they wait for their race to start.

Participants warm themselves at an open fire, on the grounds of the Wentworth Hostel, as they wait for their race to start.

Greg Nix, at sunrise on February 6, on his way to place control #1, at the start of the race.

Greg Nix, at sunrise on February on his way to place control at the start of the race.

One of the eight-hour teams - without snowshoes! Tough or ... something else.

One of the eight-hour teams - without snowshoes! Tough or .

Participants for the four-hour event prepare in Wentworth Hostel.

Participants for the four-hour event prepare in Wentworth Hostel.

Control #35: perched in a lonely tree, buffeted by the harsh winds on Higgins Mountain.

Control perched in a lonely tree, buffeted by the harsh winds on Higgins Mountain.

Control #34: situated at an easy path junction, but located nearly 4km from the start.

Control situated at an easy path junction, but located nearly from the start.

Control #33: situated next to an old school bus used as a snow plow, until it died on Higgins Mountain.

Control situated next to an old school bus used as a snow plow, until it died on Higgins Mountain.

Control #32: another one I found difficult, on a hidden knoll requiring navigation through thick brush and substantial deadfall.

Control another one I found difficult, on a hidden knoll requiring navigation through thick brush and substantial deadfall.

Control #30: the most difficult location, far from the start and surrounded on three sides by thick, almost impenetrable brush.

Control the most difficult location, far from the start and surrounded on three sides by thick, almost impenetrable brush.

Control #29: another attractive location, the top of a distinct knoll at the far end of the course area.

Control another attractive location, the top of a distinct knoll at the far end of the course area.

Control #28: part-way up a long, narrow re-entrant near a small pond, at the back end of the course.

Control part-way up a long, narrow re-entrant near a small pond, at the back end of the course.

Control #27: another stream junction deep in a narrow, steep-sided ravine. There is no cell reception at the bottom of these little hollows.

Control another stream junction deep in a narrow, steep-sided ravine. There is no cell reception at the bottom of these little hollows.

Control #26: my favourite location, a lovely clearing at a stream junction, with beaver dams and small ponds.

Control my favourite location, a lovely clearing at a stream junction, with beaver dams and small ponds.

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