orienteering2:32:59 5.46 mi (28:01 / mi) +161m25:40 / mi ahr:120 max:172
Adv2 UsynligO course at Sandy Run 6. About 2:10 on the actual course (5.8km) the rest was the walk to the start and back from the finish. Had a blast!! The woods are thickish in places but very little in the way of prickers and lots of beautiful open hemlock groves. Definitely worth the $25 or so it costs me between tolls and gas to go up there.
One error at #7 but it was my usual error of not having gone far enough and after doing a small loop to verify I was where I thought I was, I then kept going and the control was obvious. I generally have a pace count going but I find that with the longer times I'm spending after an hour or so I start getting careless and not keeping track as well as I could.
The course had a couple longish legs and my routes - somewhat on purpose - took me through sections of the woods that look bland on paper that I haven't visited before. Saw several giant boulders that could be mapped and make good controls but I wonder if it's worth the effort. I want to, but I wonder then who I'd be doing it for. I'm not sure how much difference it would make to me and not many others are using the map so not sure what I'll do.
Hanging controls for Sunday's DVOA event at Hibernia. Nate's always said yes when I've asked him for help with my various O endeavors so I thought I'd return the favor and hang some controls for Sunday's event (he's course setter). There were no streamers and the woods were pretty trashy so this was not trivial. First one just didn't feel right so I kept checking and sure enough I had it on the wrong boulder. The woods were thick so I just couldn't see the other boulders until I was on top of them. Second one was fine but I double checked after my goof at one. Three and four were not fun. The hillside was covered in not so nice vegetation and I initially got pushed way to one side and found a different set of double boulders. But then nothing made sense for the other one on that hill until I figured out what I had done. I finally got it all sorted but this reminded me why I don't like orienteering on a lot of the DVOA maps anymore. The fifth one was straightforward but again, double checked since I had messed up the ones right before. Hopefully I got them in the right places and the event goes well.