Monday, September 10, 2012
here. For those on the red course: following linear features = handrailing Even if it were pitch dark, you would be able to easily negotiate a winding staircase if you just put your hand on the handrail and followed where it led. Handrails in orienteering are features that are you can follow just as easily. Trails and roads are the most obvious, but you can follow fences, streams, ditches, the edges of fields, and other long, narrow features just as easily. Following a “handrail” takes much less concentration than following a compass bearing. In the case of Greenane, the planner sought to use the edge of the forest as the handrail on the red course.