Dinner last night at The Flying Goat, orienteering today - a "Goat", dinner tonight at Iron Goat brewpub. Seems to be a theme here. :-)
Orienteering1:45:02*** 10.93 km (9:37 / km) +135m9:03 / km ahr:144 max:162 16c shoes: Falcons 7
Kid Goat on Fishtrap map near Sprague, WA. 10+km but allowed to skip 2 controls. (The full Goat was 16+km.) Was with the lead pack for most of the run (7-8 of us) but never led so had help for most of the controls. The course design seemed to favor skipping two consecutive controls rather than individual ones. I had initially planned to skip 10 and 11 but when the pack (led by Rick B at the time) headed toward 11 I stayed with them (and was a bit unsure of our exact location so figured I better keep others in sight). The 10-11 skip was probably better than a 10-11 skip since the 9 to 12 leg looked to be navigationally challenging. Looking at the map later, skipping 11 and 12 may have been pretty good too. Finished about 6th overall, 3 minutes or so behind Rick and Soupbone. Good weather - in the 60s to start and only rising a little since there was broken cloud cover (and it was dry, except crossing some of the marshes).
Orienteering race 35:42 4.52 km (7:54 / km) +1m7:53 / km ahr:147 max:171 spiked:9/10c shoes: Falcons 7
Short Advanced course at Moses Lake (WA). 4.0km, 50m climb. Sand dune terrain, mostly open. Water level was low so marshes were dry. Lots of grass seeds poking my ankles and sticking in the socks. Good run. Hesitated a little on #8 (distracted by Rick B checking up and down every spur looking for the control). Low 70s with some clouds.
Hiking2:24:24 5.63 mi (25:39 / mi) +150m23:41 / mi ahr:90 max:151
Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge. Up to Punch Bowl Falls and a little bit beyond. Nice hike but pretty wet. A few showers during the hike but the sun was just starting to appear as we finished up (and much less wet than when we visited Multnomah Falls earlier in the day). Temperature about 60F. Lots of water in Eagle Creek and many smaller side waterfalls. Some climb, but not the 800+ meters calculated by AP (I adjusted it to my best guess of something more realistic).