DVOA's Frontier Festival features two new maps of old DVOA terrains. These areas
are geographically close, and united by historical significance, but extremely
different from an orienteering perspective.
Saturday's venue, Daniel Boone Homestead (DBH), is not a classic orienteering
terrain. Its dense vegetation and maze-like network of trails and clearings
will provide a unique challenge, exercising o-skills not brought out by
straightforward terrain. If competitors adjust expectations and leave the
dreams of runnable woods at the parking lot, then the experience of navigating
the twists and turns of DBH can be a positive one.
Sunday's venue, French Creek West (FCW), has a somewhat unique character as well,
with broad hillsides and few distinct features. However the mature forest with
generally good, runability and visibility makes for a more traditional o-terrain,
at least by DVOA standards.
We know that these two areas are very contrasting. We will do what we can to
make them complimentary as well.