orienteering race 44:39  *** 3.7 km (12:04 / km)
11c weight:160lbs shoes: Jalas hi-top O' shoes
green course at Bear Creek BSA Camp. short but steep. Light snow and temps in the 20's.
The roads were terrible. I thought cedarcreek was never going to show up to run SI... It took him over two hours to make the one hour drive to the camp. There were many tales of traffic jams, cars in ditches, etc.
Leaving the camp, I stopped to pick up the last control, which was on a sign by the camp gate. Even before getting out of the car, I could hear a loud noise like a continuous car horn, and I was thinking "What the heck is that. Surely they don't have some kind of alarm on the gate". Then I saw the skid marks going off the road and down into the woods. Fortunately the teenage driver (not an orienteer) was uninjured, but he'd slid off the 90 degree downhill road bend at the camp entrance, gone down a steep embankment about 10 or 15 meters into the woods, and turned his family minivan on its side. They say most accidents happen close to home. He'd only made it less than 100 meters from his driveway, including the off-road portion.