Scale was *about* 1:30000 with 10' contours (mostly invisible with all the blueberry).
Orienteering4:12:11***** 11.02 mi (22:53 / mi) +17m22:47 / mi ahr:131 max:159 spiked:3/7c shoes: Sauc TriumphISO-silver/gr/blue
Four hour Adventure Trek by Rootstock Racing, in Wharton State Forest near/SE of Batsto map in NJ. Hot, with temps in the mid 80s and humidity from the rain that fell last night, but where I went was mostly wooded.
I gave this a 5 star difficulty because we used topo maps...so trails weren't always reliable...plus auxiliary bike trail maps, things were pretty flat and vague, and the blueberry impeded visibility.
I wasn't up to the task today, and probably got very close to 3 of the 4 I missed, but I did find three of the points. Sadly, I was 12 minutes overtime, so I lost those points by 4:04. I just could not push the running when my HR got over 150.
Camelbak shoulder straps had sweat-salt on them when I finished...that doesn't usually happen.
Congrats to the DVOA sweep (in four hour solo) of Sam Kolins, Glen, and Bob Fink! Lena K was close behind having found four controls and finished within the 4-hour time limit. :-)
EDIT: Okay, I took the wrong trail to #1 the first time, didn't find it at all the second time but wasted a lot of time anyway, and I misjudged trails going to #3 and wasn't even close. To #15 and #11 I just didn't go far enough...gave up too early.
Walk/Jog53:31** 4.14 km (12:56 / km) +172m10:43 / km ahr:119 max:139 slept:6.5 shoes: Sauc TriumphISO-silver/gr/blue
Trails at South Mountain (Bethlehem), carrying a Star Village map that included trails.
Explored some bike trails between the tower and power line I hadn't been on before, bushwhacked from another bike trail (to a no longer heavy duty trail) when it was headed too far downhill, and finished up on a trail level with parking. Mid to upper 70s and sunny/humid (but not in the woods).