Orienteering (Ski-O (Classic)) 3:16:38  *** 20.0 km (9:50 / km)
Long distance Ski-O champs at Craftsbury. This was a lot of fun! The conditions were a lot better today, which was nice, and it was snowing the whole time! I had one embarrassing mistake after taking a short cut and not being sure where I came out which cost me 10 minutes because of my slow skiing and inability to relocate. Taking all the features off a map other than the trails and the contours can make it REALLY hard to relocate. Other than that this was pretty clean. I took my skis off quite a few times to traverse some of the pink and green dotted trails as well as to run on the road between 8 and 9 and run down the reentrant to get to 7 (carrying skis and poles and running in ski boots, which were NOT made for running). Unfortunately putting the skis back on took a ridiculous amount of time, so I lost a decent amount of time to that. The official straight-line distance was 11.3km, but I'm using Ken's garmin's record of the real distance, since we more or less had to stay on trails the whole time.