hiking2:07:44 3.61 mi (35:23 / mi) +1195ft26:56 / mi ahr:118 max:162
Relentless up followed by relentless down. Have wanted to redo this hike for a while and do it not in panic mode like the last time. Talked Dennis into coming with me and we had a nice time. I was surprised by how many people were climbing up and how many were up on the top when we got there. I guess it's a popular hike.
Followed by walking Baine after we got back to Dennis's house. Baine has some issues and Dennis is trying to train him to walk calmly. It was reasonably successful but with a couple of episodes of lunging and barking at other dogs.
orienteering1:10:49 3.69 mi (19:12 / mi) ahr:136 max:186
Green course at Batsto. There was general agreement that the map was funky in certain places - many of us were having trouble with our compasses. They had a large controlled burn there last year so the woods were open and we were able to use sections we had to avoid before because of the thick blueberry everywhere. I think this exposed some problems with the base map. But it was still just a fabulous time - I love how I don't have to worry about turning an ankle or breaking myself on rocks since there aren't any. And the recent rain had compacted the sandy soil enough that it wasn't energy sapping like other times.. I actually ran on several legs although I'm out of shape enough that it didn't last for long.
The overnight rain was supposed to clear out by midmorning but it was still misting on me for most of the run. But still glad I made the time to get out there. The open woods won't last long.