1.5 hour old trail of contamination-mania
This was an amazing contamination trail! Granted it was only 1.5 hours old but around the start area is where everyone at the conference was camping; totalling about 25 people; including Maya’s subject. Most of the 25 people had walked back and forth within the black track circle that I drew on the map several times. The most recent was within 20 minutes of when the subject laid his trail. The other trails on the map were on trails that where ran before Maya’s was. The yellow trail was laid by Nelson at 10am. Marnie’s trail is dark green and that was laid between 11:30am – 12:00pm. The dark blue trail was laid by Ryan at 12:50pm. The light green trail was laid by Hal at 12:50pm. Sally’s trail is light blue (Marnie, Wayne, and me all went out on that one too); that was laid between 1:15pm – 1:45pm. The large black dots on the map is where they hid at the end of the trails.
I ran Maya’s trail at 2:20pm; our trail is in red. At her furtherest point from the actual track she was 25 yards off of it. Winds were mostly out of the WSW 5-10 mph. She was very studious and mega-focused! She sorted through all the contamination around the camping area, which included the subject’s scent from camping there and all of the days earlier activities. She wizzed through all of the contamination without difficulty. When we popped out onto the road she quickly gave a negative past the turn and cruised up the side of the road with tremendous excitement. She gave two headchecks to the west side of the road then cut into a 1-2 acre scent pool in really nasty brush that is difficult to manuever through. Maya did great! This trail was .65 miles, we went .87 miles in 29 minutes.