Orienteering1:08:55*** 4.93 km (14:00 / km) +148m12:10 / km ahr:112 max:141 spiked:17/19c shoes: VJ Falcons 10
UsynligO course on Stony Run, a KP map by Greg A of a piece of State Forest north of Stroudsburg. I really enjoyed orienteering here. The area is predominantly hardwood forest and has excellent visibility (100m+). There are lots of features (cliffs, boulders, vegetation, stone wall remnants, trails, a few marshes and good contour detail). There are areas of blueberry and ferns as well as rocky ground, so the going can be slow at times. Unfortunately, this particular piece of SF is only about 1.5 km^2, so there’s nothing else to be added. The fact that the leaves were in their full Fall splendor made it that much better.
Navigated well. Off left on two bearing legs, but Janet pointed out to me afterwards that magnetic north probably wasn’t parallel to the paper edge, as I had assumed. Used a hint at 10 to figure things out when I was looking for a cliff and seeing several more cliffs in the terrain than were on the map.
Hiking28:12 1.45 km (19:29 / km) +32m17:33 / km ahr:76 max:95 shoes: VJ Falcons 10
Wandering around in the woods at Stony Run while Janet finished her course. Checked out some of the mapped ruins.
Rail Trail Run1:04:52 6.24 mi (10:24 / mi) +80m10:00 / mi ahr:126 max:143 shoes: NB Summit KOM
Plainfield Township Recreation Trail, north from parking at Knitter’s Hill Rd. Mostly paved or gravel rail trail, except at the northern end where there is (was?) a slate quarry and the trail follows old road tracks. Also explored a few side trails at the northern end. Trail is almost entirely in the woods. Upper 50s and sunny, a very fine Fall day.
Hiking2:41:05 4.8 mi (33:34 / mi) +113m31:17 / mi ahr:74 max:120 shoes: NB Summit KOM
Eales Preserve at Moosic Mountain, near Scranton. A hike on a fine Fall day (sunny and upper 60s) with lots of color. This place is great - 2000+ acres preserving heath barrens. Open areas with lots of scrub oak, aspen and blueberry interspersed with hardwood forest (oak, maple, sassafras, etc.). Rocky underfoot with lots of boulders strewn about, most of it conglomerate. Worth another visit.