I, too, heard it before I saw it! Didn't stop to see what kind of bees they were, but it makes sense they were honey bees.
You had two good races this weekend...well done!
I agree, MJ, you were really doing well this weekend. So was Janet!
Lyn W. got stung out on her course Saturday, don't know if it was at the same place you mentioned.
Lyn mentioned yellow jackets...I don't think these were yellow jackets, and honey bees aren't as aggressive. Since these were 6-8' up the trunk, I think Lyn's stingers were elsewhere.
I heard (from Sandy Fillebrown, I think) that Lyn got stung by the yellow jackets in the parking lot near the portalets. It was her experience that prompted the organizers to rope of the area and post a sign "bees".
Thanks Charlie and Janet. It would be fun to compare routes with each other.
Mary Jo, if you go to either Charlie's or my log (or even George's), we've uploaded our tracks from Garmin watches and you can compare the two (click on the little globe). I've also put my GPS tracks on Route Gadget (can't remember if Charlie did too).
I remember noticing the yellow jackets near the parking lot but never thought to mention them to anyone. Now I'm sorry someone was stung.
I am also on route gadget.