To the start. Wasn't as far as I'd been led to believe... :-)
With the uneven footing and sharp rocks, I'm glad I wore my ArcticClaw shoes for this event. Thnk the 280s would have been torn up and wouldn't protect my feet as much.
EDIT/added: partly sunny and about 65 at start, 75 at finish.
Orienteering race (Kid Goat) 3:05:53*** 12.17 km (15:17 / km) +158m14:21 / km ahr:128 max:158 16c slept:6.0 shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
Goat at Fishtrap in Sprague, WA. The medium-length version (called the Kid) was 10+km (there was also a shorter version, ~7km or so); not sure how long the full version was. Full and Kid competitors were permitted to skip *2* controls.
Started slow, looking at the map for possible skips and picking my carefully around the rocks and high grass, following the crowd to #1. I got past some folks and led the final hundred meters or so into 2. Three was fine, but I was confused for a bit to 4 because I was reading the control in the circle as a hill rather than a depression. Once I saw others heading downhill I realized my mistake. Ardis was confused here and I didn't see her again during the course. Peg Davis figured the situation out faster and was ahead of me until 12 (where she had a mistake, probably a large one because she skipped 10+11 where I skipped later on). I saw her off to my right on the cliff line near 12 while I headed right into it from 11. Skipping 11-12 might have saved the most distance, but I decided to do the whole eastern loop (9-13) and skip later controls. Leaving 13 I decided I didn't want to cross the stream again, twice, to get 14, and that skipping 15 would save me climbing up a cliff. Should have looked a bit farther and skipped 18 instead because I ended up wading much deeper in the marsh just before it (mid-thigh) than I would have going to 14 (just below the knee).
I was enjoying the course up through 8 (water control), then the rest became a slog. Saw Glen coming back west as I headed into the eastern loop.
I wore gaiters and duct-taped my lower legs today, but still picked up tons of cheat grass seeds, just not as many as yesterday. ;-)
Orienteering race 58:42*** 4.76 km (12:19 / km) +1m12:18 / km ahr:140 max:158 spiked:8/10c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10
Short Advanced course at Moses Lake Sand Dunes in WA. This is where the US Middle Champs were held in 2010 (edited...I did check). Nominally 4 km with 50m climb; both Garmin and AP underestimated the climb. I counted about 75 on the route I took.
Had a little difficulty getting into the map and didn't have a good plan for the route but figured it out on the way. Also didnt have a good plan to 4, or couldn't follow it trying to get ahead of Peg Davis. Didn't wear gaiters; their presence might have made my socks and shoes look less like hobbit feet when I finished from the dry-grass seeds... guess what I get to do now. :-O
Hiking2:29:19  5.61 mi (26:37 / mi) +150m24:35 / mi
Eagle Creek hike near Columbia Gorge in OR. We stopped at Multnomah Falls earlier in the day and it was raining, hard at times. We had thought of doing a hike near Horsetail Falls between there and Eagle Creek but it wouldn't have been fun in the pouring rain, so we stopped for coffee and lunch in Stevenson WA, across the Bridge of the Gods from Cascade Locks. By the time we got to Eagle Creek it wasn't raining as hard.
Garmin didn't do a good job of finding or staying locked in on satellites (in a canyon; didn't expect it to) and bounced around a bit. Uploaded track listed 558m of climb but we figure we may have done 150-175m. A surprising number of people out on such a rainy day, but most seemed prepared for the weather.
When we parked at the trailhead there were several cars around us with kayaks. On the way back from where we tuned around we saw maybe 8-10 guys carrying kayaks up the trail, where we assume they would put in at the lower punch bowl to head back downriver. I though it was difficult enough carrying nothing but a water bottle; narrow in places as it basically was cut into the side of the cliff.
Had dinner at Thunder Island Brewpub in Cascade Locks. Decent flight of beers. Last night's dinner was at one of Rogue Brewing's places, off Sandy Blvd. in Portland.