Orienteering1:04:41*** 6.97 km (9:17 / km) +203m8:06 / km ahr:137 max:153 shoes: VJ Falcons 10
Green course at Ridley Creek SP, set by Wyatt ( Thank you!). 5.8km, 230m. About half of the course used the white woods area in the southeast part of the map, which was very nice. Going to 4 I didn't see an intersecting trail on the map and spent more time in the woods than I should have. Bad route choice and execution to 6 and wandered a bit to find the control (2 min or so lost). Clean for most of the rest, except for a brief 90 degree error coming out of 12. Upper 40s and sunny - quite a fine day for running in the woods.
There were two road crossing splits which were set to zero, so I've deleted that time from the total time so AP links my log and tracks with the splits results. (Total time for the two splits was 2:13).
Hiking17:42 0.63 mi (28:06 / mi) +5m27:23 / mi ahr:78 max:105 shoes: VJ Falcons 10
From parking to start. I now know where people take their old TVs to shoot them.
Made a substantial parallel error just getting to parking - Salem Road and Salem Mountain Road are not the same. Obviously we got that figured out.
Orienteering1:17:36***** 4.29 km (18:05 / km) +85m16:27 / km ahr:110 max:141 spiked:12/14c shoes: VJ Falcons 10
Brownell near Carbondale, PA using Usynligo and a KP map done by Greg Ahlswede. Incredibly complex and pretty physical terrain, the remains of coal mining in the area many years ago. Lots of hills and depressions, mostly steep-sided and often 2 or 3 (5m) contours. Plus lots of dot knolls that just aren't quite big enough to make it on the map (and would make it unreadable if they did). Mostly wooded with occasional open areas and some greener vegetation away from the complex contours. Quite a contrast going back and forth between the detailed stuff and the much blander but more heavily vegetated areas.
I did the shorter of the two available courses at 3.4km straight line, using the map printed at 1:5000 (the map on Usynligo says it is 1:7500, but it seems to actually be 1:10000). Even at 1:5000 I spent a lot of time standing still to figure things out.
My navigation went pretty well, considering there were no markers and only the Usynligo happy tune to confirm I was close. Lost contact headed to number 6 but read the features to successfully relocate. At number 11 there is a whole lot more going on in the terrain than I could decipher from the map, so when the tune played I figured that one of the several depressions I had checked must be the one shown in the center of the circle. On 4, 8 and 13 I deviated some en route but recovered and got to the control OK. Inadvertently stopped my watch instead of taking a split at the first control but restarted at control 2 - time and distance are adjusted but splits are off by one.
Weather was perfect - sunny and low 60s.
Hiking25:02 1.32 km (18:58 / km) ahr:77 max:101 shoes: VJ Falcons 10