Hiking1:56:40 3.92 mi (29:46 / mi) +57m28:29 / mi ahr:91 max:127 shoes: 2015 Altra LP2.0-9 lime
Hike with some bird watching. Saw, and photographed(!), a pine warbler (my NY birder friend says it's not a yellow warbler). Also saw a pair of mergansers and (I think) a bufflehead, along with lots of folks fishing and some other hikers. Low 60s and mostly sunny.
Orienteering race (Score O) 2:30:17**** 8.95 km (16:48 / km) +296m14:25 / km ahr:126 max:179 spiked:15/15c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
Schock's Rocks Score-O on DVOA's Governor Dick* map near Mt Gretna. Day started ~53 and overcast/breezy and while still cool, the sun had come out, at least partially, by the time we left.
37 control points were scattered across the map, with #points matching the control number. Course designer Sam Kolins had cleared it in 16.7 km (2222 pts).
I did a clockwise loop, starting across the road for three controls (64-43-85) before heading back to the road and 82. I was at 82 at a half hour.
At this point I chose not to go up the hill to 56 and 44 but headed to 62. Skipped 42 and went to 52-61-72-49-51. I wanted to try for #50 (and its 153 points) and did well finding it, though on heading back up to the trail on the ridge I ended up near #51 again (oops). Picked up 41-32-37-31 on the way into finish, for a total of 915 points.
I was happy and undamaged when I finished, and that's good enough for me today.
Sandy was first and Julie second female--big props to them for beating some of the younger women on the course! Wyatt was overall winner, clearing the course. Well done!!
Getting one more control would have put me ahead of Julie**. Getting 56 and 44 (or 44 and 42) would have put me ahead of Sandy and I probably would have had time to do so. But coulda-woulda-shoulda doesn't get you anything. ;-) I tend not to strategize well when I'm doing a Score-O or mini-Rogaine on my own.
*Clarence Schock Memorial Park and portion of adjoining State Game Lands 145
**Julie opted to visit 56+44+42+33 giving her 21 more points than the 153 pts I got from #50. And it was likely physically easier than dipping 13 contours down the hill to 50 and back up again.