Orienteering race 1:34:50  6.54 km (14:31 / km) +170m 12:50 / km
WHNO, Pawtuckaway. WHNO - a good run but had competent company the entire time. Light rain started just before start but nothing that ever distracted. For #1, just follow the trail of bobbing lanterns. Jim, Alar & JJ were closeby runners I recognized. Alex J went cruising by. From 2 thru the end, Alar & I were in tandem, more like rogaine partners...sharing looms & trading ideas. On the way to three, we crossed an uncrossable pond (knee deep - old rendition perhaps), thinking we were farther to the east. On the other side, contours didn't make sense but Alar figured out where we were at the path & the climb to 3 was ok. Reflectors were always hung high. Just short of #6, we saw a light crossing in front. It was Jim Arsenault - we fell into a threesome. Group security in the sense of better idea of locale traded for "this is the way I'd go". At 6 (c. 60'), I knew I was headed for the barn. 7-10 loop appeared to be another 3k. Jim & Alar agreed. So we went to 10. Jim sighted a critical stone wall after a lot of just plain going E w/o much feedback. We picked up Aims Cooney just short of #11. To #12, I was more inclined to follow the string of marshes but went along with going straight - contours were harder to read than the marshes. Went over a ridge, started heading down. Alar indicated we should angle back up that ridge - the flag was on knoll at the end. Ran in together. Got home around 10:45. No camping - was on call & need to visit NHH Sat & Sun am. Nice course by Ernst. No computer-enabled QR.