Trying to chase down Orange runners who headed off without map change to avoid shooting range... didn't find them to 1, or 2, or 3, must be fast orange folk! So went over to #7 and left my map with the change and a warning note, but turns out they hadn't started yet. Ah well, we'll call it a warm up.
Orienteering race 1:51:32 7.47 mi (14:56 / mi) +442m12:37 / mi ahr:151 max:177 17c
Blue @ Norwottuck
Race! Wowzer, that was long. Was really hoping to get Ian's predicted winning time of 1:40 before I totally botched 10. The control (128) was in the right place by the time I went through (wasn't for early runners), but the map there isn't very good, actually kind of a disaster... so I stopped at earlier, significant unmapped cliffs in the right reentrant. Eventually found it, coming in from the North.
Also mistakes to 6 and 7, 6 didn't execute plan well, forced higher by green... 7 came to boulders low in earlier reentrant, had a plan to go over to the right one, again, didn't execute that plan.... other things mostly alright, wonder if the stream would have been faster to 9.
Orienteering24:41 1.72 mi (14:21 / mi) +103m12:06 / mi ahr:135 max:170 8c
Control pick-up round 1:
Mostly nearby ones, still had issues with two of the yellow controls, right... felt faint towards end, ate leftover enchiladas upon return, mmm, needed those!
Orienteering43:38 2.62 mi (16:39 / mi) +143m14:14 / mi ahr:137 max:157 6c
Control pick-up round 2:
Did the loop south of the quarry, including the infamous 128, and a few others people couldn't find. I thought 128 was on the best cliff for the job, but really other cliffs in that reentrant should be mapped, and the trails actually indicated, think some of that is actually done on Phil's more recent map version. Found all the others exactly where I expected, not as major map issues in the vicinity.
Orienteering38:37 2.44 mi (15:50 / mi) +204m12:34 / mi ahr:139 max:159 6c
Control pick-up round 3:
Exhausterated to start, but back out and to it, set of 4 just south of mountaintop, that side of the mtn is so tough to run on loose rock perfect ankle-twisting size... and then 2 on the way in.
Running9:20 0.89 mi (10:29 / mi) +32m9:26 / mi ahr:146 max:155
Being cold won over being tired, making a nest of control flags was only so effective at keeping off the chill...