Friday, March 2, 2012

Mystery solved!

At the first timber class, Rex Dillinger questioned how anyone could have 12 paces equal 66 feet. After some reading, I have determined that for this purpose, a “pace” is considered two steps, left/right. While to most of us, that would seem like 24 paces, for forestry purposes, a pace is two steps.
Perhaps, the best method to pace off 66 feet would be to measure a known distance of 66 feet then to have each of us pace it off and determine our INDIVIDUAL methods of estimating the distance by pacing.

Thanks for bringing that to our attention Rex!

Here is the definition of a pace, according to the “source of all knowledge” (Wikipedia)

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