hiking1:24:56 3.93 mi (21:37 / mi) +128m19:38 / mi ahr:94 max:117
Stayed the night at the Ahlswede's and had a nice hike with Sandy at Rider Park in the morning before heading home. We had originally thought to go orienteer on one of Greg's maps in the McIntyre Wild Area, but we decided that might not go so well if we were chatting and not paying attention to the map.
strength & stretching29:07 0.59 mi (49:19 / mi) ahr:101 max:119
Session with Kelly. Did some more V sit-ups, but only raising one leg at a time. They went much better even though I was holding a weight in my hands.
map hiking2:19:55 3.32 mi (42:09 / mi) +111m38:10 / mi ahr:105 max:132
Scouting the southern half of the Sandy Run map. The first half of the outing was great, so from the parking heading east toward the Lehigh River in the 300-400 meters closest to Sandy Run. It was a mix of nice woods, impenetrable but clearly delineated rhododendron stands, hemlock groves and some open areas, with some giant rocks here and there and some contour detail. Unfortunately the second half of my intended route was littered with logged areas and overgrown fields that I didn't even want to venture in. So it looks like a nice corridor of up to maybe 500 meters on the southern side of Sandy Run that might allow for a criss-crossy out and back course but that's it.
And then, since I was half way there already, drove out to Sandy and Karl's new place near Williamsport for dinner.
map hiking2:55:23 4.54 mi (38:38 / mi) +90m36:24 / mi ahr:98 max:103
A slow wander on Sandy Run making sure the map edits I made were legit. Most were, but I had a significant stream junction wrong so I'm glad I checked. I also verified two new parking areas, one right by where the northern courses have been starting and one that accesses the section south of Sandy Run. The former turns out to be on State Game Lands - different maps show that it is and others that it isn't so I wasn't sure if it would okay to park there - but I chatted with a neighbor on my way to my car and he said that it was definitely on game lands and was fine for parking. The other is a large lot at the end of a dirt road that is opened from mid-Sept to mid-February for the convenience of hunters. Even when that road is closed there is enough room at the gate for several cars to pull off the main road, so that will also be useful.