Home from a quick trip to see the grandkids and their parents. The weekly (or so) stints of lifting and carrying a 20(+?) pound almost-one-year-old are good for my arm/upper back muscles, but not really loggable.
The young'un took a few steps (3-4) on his own today. He can balance and knows what he's doing...it's just a confidence thing.
Orienteering race (Brown Classic) 1:28:02*** 6.14 km (14:21 / km) +114m13:07 / km ahr:139 max:169 spiked:8/11c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
Day 2 at Camp Rutledge. Brown X, 4.4km, 100m climb.
Big errors on 2 and 3, smaller ones elsewhere. Sloppy compass work today.
Good routes to 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, and just a little bit off line to 1 but found it okay.
Route to 2 had a stream/water crossing to consider and I didn't want to necessarily get my feet wet too soon so my plan was to angle to the road and curve around that way. Unfortunately I didn't check my compass enough and didn't make positive ID of where I hit the road (there was a T junction that I planned to cut the corner on) and crossed too far north. It wasn't until I noted a path on the other side of the stream where I didn't expect one that I figured out I was up near #9.... Once I got back to the road I did okay, thought I checked an earlier fork of the gully/ditch I was headed for first.
I managed also to overshoot #3 and had to double back. Sloppy.
Did the 4-5-6 loop okay and then headed down to cross the stream to 7 and expected a trail. Didn't find it where I expected and so climbed the hill, then saw some rocks which I made to be the ones 100m or so S of #7. But they weren't. They were the farther-away ones so I spent part of the leg wondering why it was taking so long to get where I wanted to be. Once I got close I was fine.
Left a lot of time out there and finished behind Sandy for the day, but was closer than I expected. Awards were based on best two of the three days.
Still, it was a nice finish to the weekend with the sun out and temps topping 50.