Larose Forest, a great new map, and a fourth east end meet this year! Fond memories of skijoring here with my past dogs. A sweet and slightly goofy scenthound mix who wanted to follow every set of animal tracks crossing the trail, and a loyal, obedient german shepherd mix who, by virtue of being 20 pounds heavier than the hound, usually managed to keep her going the right way. Several genuine first-person skijoring clips at Larose in this video... from 2009. Was that really 10 years ago...? https://youtu.be/d-JjPfG6mVQ
Back to the present... orienteering!
Forgot to start my watch until after the first control; then, later, the button must have bumped against a branch and paused. No Route Gadget for me this time. Distance in stats is approximate.
Really messed up 5, went too far down that trail and ended up in the huge swamp. Back to the road to come at it from the other trail. Much time wasted.
Found 10 before 9. Hence... fastest split for 10 ;)
The other legs were typical for me, mistakes here and there, etc., etc. Tricky in a lot of spots. And, oh those ravines...
Enjoyed the course, a nice mix of trail options and pure off-trail.
Hot day again; was grateful for and took full advantage of the three refreshment controls.
Other than Cherie who was handily in the lead of F35, it was pretty close among the rest of us, so just lucky to hold on to second in our division.
Safe travels and fun courses for everyone heading out to COCs!