orienteering 44:25  ** 5.6 km (7:56 / km) +16m 7:49 / km
spiked:8/15c shoes: Icebug Zeal OLX
Urban Forestry Center, Green, 4.5 km, probably 3rd (behind Ernst in 39:xx and likely Alar). Pretty sloppy, though I'm using very tight criteria for a spike since this area is so easy. Errors were generally either getting to the circle and not seeing the control behind a tree, or dubious/outdated mapping or somewhat questionable control placements. The woods are really not that pleasant (better December than any other time of year), but there are plenty of trails. Probably lost time on the route choice on #9, because I had looked at the salt marsh between #7 and #8 and it looked like high tide to me, so I didn't even consider trying to cross it on the way to #9. But it was in fact only an hour past low tide, and Nancy says she crossed it without getting her feet wet. Huh. A few flakes of snow started falling as we were on our way out.