Orienteering race (Brown Y classic) 1:15:44  *** 5.43 km (13:58 / km) +219m 11:37 / km
spiked:11/14c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #3
Bull Hill map, 1:7500, at West Point A meet, climbing to start from the Lake Frederick side. SL 4.6 km / 102m climb, Brown Y course
Temp in the 50s and sunny when we started, and mid 60s by the time we were done and back to the car. Gorgeous day next to a gorgeous lake.
Started at the same time as Glen who had the same first (trivial) control, and then he was off on Green X. Sue punched 2 ahead of me and then took a different route to 3; never saw her again. To 4 I went through the water control trail junction and turned south for a bit and then headed up the wide reentrant, but got too high and passed a Green course control on a boulder (then guessed wrong on which boulder it was). Had to drop down 1.5 contours to our flag. Good through 8, taking fairly straight routes (I loved the open woods 7-8). Decided to get to 9 from the north so went east to hit the road, and crossed it, crossed the spur, angling down, and then was confused by the configuration of road, power line, cliffs, etc and almost--just almost--went off the map. But I figured it all out and flew down the spur to the control. 9-10 was another fun leg. From 10-11 I cut through cliffs above the index contour (past another green course control) and saw a lovely waterfall/cascade on the stream crossing. Hesitant on the final approach to 12, checking out someone else's control on the way. Probably could have been about 4 min faster, but not much more than that. Mary Jo and Sandy seemed to have done well, at about 64 and 68 minutes respectively.