I meant to post this last month. I rolled out of town to measure a marathon 8-hours away in Chattanooga in mid-July. I left with 3 totes of gear, my bucket, bike etc. normal stuff for measuring out of town. I rolled up on a cal course I had verified previously and was planning to use it again, this is what awaited me:
Fortunately I had a backup plan to pull a new cal course, because stuff happens. We moved on the the backup plan, pulled the course and proceeded on to measuring.
I doubt many of you go out of town unprepared but this is a good reminder to be prepared for anything.