orienteering race 1:13:12  *** 5.3 km (13:49 / km)
15c shoes: Jalas hi-top O' shoes
Tucson - Ironwood. More climb than the previous day, and looking ahead to use the hills and mountains as targets made it easier to stay on a straight line. I still made a major error on one control. And what really peeved me was when I made the exact same error when I went out later to pick up controls. Didn't lose as much time on it then, because I recognized where I was. But I thought I had been really careful on staying on bearing. Figured out later that I turned slightly right to avoid thorny vegetation and didn't correct enough, then turned further right crossing a system of washes with more vegetation, and again did not correct enough back to the left.
This course consisted of 3 loops, visiting a common hub control 3 times. I didn't pay enough attention the first time through the hub and lost at least a minute on it the second time through. I do think that the control circle was slightly off center, though, which contributed since visibility was limited. I passed within about 20 meters of the control, missed it, and had to re-attack from a ramada by the park road. Definitely a case of under-estimating the difficulty on what should have been a very easy control.
This terrain was also rockier in places, and the rougher footing slowed me down on a couple of legs.
orienteering race 22:47  *** 2.5 km (9:07 / km)
14c shoes: Jalas hi-top O' shoes
A sprint through the desert. Fast running in most places, although cactus-dodging was still a requisite skill. A couple bobbles (4 and 12) each cost me around a minute, but no catastrophic mistakes. The angled north lines on the map were annoying (as on the other maps from the weekend). I think that contributed to at least a couple of my mistakes, although I should have been able to deal with it.
orienteering 38:07  *** 2.0 km (19:04 / km)
8c shoes: Jalas hi-top O' shoes
control pickup at Ironwood.