Orienteering (course setting) 1:30:00 
Course setting at Ratlum late in the day. Tried to find some good spots in the thickest green, but had to admit defeat, so will leave those spots alone. This is a fine year for the laurel farmers and mosquito ranchers for sure. New sections of the map are a pretty fine addition. On the way back in I was going along the trail and fairly oblivious when I heard a noise and saw a cub in a tree ahead of me and to my right, then his brother just below, and finally their mom at the base in the thicker stuff. She snorted at me rather indignantly, so I backed up a bit, and then went around another way. As I got out of sight, the cubs were up to about 20 feet, and all eyes were on me. Sure would have been nice to have my camera! These are certainly the boys who were born here this winter, now appearing to be about 30 pounds +/-.