Orienteering race (green course) 1:31:14  *** 5.76 km (15:50 / km) +160m 13:54 / km
spiked:9/11c shoes: Trail NB 706 9D # 1
Day 2 at Buttes Pass, this time south and west of the base camp area, so less climb.
I lost about 30 seconds at number 7 when I checked the wrong reentrant (west of the control location), and a good 8 minutes or so on a parallel error in the badlands section near the end when I misidentified a spur and ended up going too far down a steep rocky section; the only safe way out was to go farther down and around the spur and back up the correct reentrant to the control, all of which took extra time. I loved the views from up on top of the spurs, however.
1st of 1 in F50, so I won an award, which is a reproduction of the map (lower part) backed by a photograph of the corresponding scenery (upper part), dotted with mini-photos of orienteers. Really neat, imaginative, and appreciated. Thanks to everyone in SDO for a great A-meet weekend.
But it's not over yet...
Orienteering hills (Maze-O) 53:30  *** 1.53 mi (34:58 / mi)
spiked:4/shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2
Sunday afternoon, those who wanted to do the Maze-O in the badlands/slot section of the park followed Bill Gookin down the long slot from the parking area to a wider sandy section with a road (accessible from the other direction, apparently), which was an adventure in itself as we had to weave our way through sometimes narrow gaps between sandstone cliffs.
The Maze-O is a score-O format with 8 controls scattered across the area. I managed, with some trepidation in spots, to find 4 controls. I intended to collect another on the way back to the parking area but missed/overshot it (more parallel errors to finish the day) and was tired enough not to want to go back for it. Sometimes it was just hard to read the map, too, with all the black squiggly lines (cliffs) along the brown squiggles (contours). But it was definitely a fun event -- not to be missed!
Distance from my FR205... I can't wait to see the SportTracks overlay after I download the workout!
Worth the price of admission!