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In the 7 days ending May 15:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Walking5 4:42:12 6.64 10.68 231
  Orienteering1 1:55:10 2.24(51:25) 3.61(31:57) 66
  Total6 6:37:22 8.88 14.29 297

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Friday May 14 #

Walking 35:00 [1]

Rob Road parking, to stream and a bit beyond, & back. The back has been acting up all week, a rest day for sure.

Thursday May 13 #

11 AM

Orienteering 1:55:10 [2] 2.24 mi (51:25 / mi) +66m 47:06 / mi

Bear Brook without Willow (grooming day). Fine weather, but black flies present although they don’t generally gravitate toward me. Parked in field at Bear Brook camp, about as far into BB as one can go with a conventional vehicle. Walked around the end of the pond and into the woods for a few points on some not-so-long ago scribbles. A tour-de-force in boulder mapping - got out of touch in a few places but managed to relocate every time - not much positive feedback in wandering, lost… I certainly could do this in less time but 'go slow, enjoy the view' at work. I was a bit overdressed, shorts would have helped but perhaps more flies & ticks, tho I didn't seem to suffer much from either.

The camp is forlorn although a passing state driver said it will be used some this summer. It’s been many years of gradual deterioration. What a fine place for an O meet center, for summer camp for city kids, for small conferences, for anything but decay.

Surprisingly, one can drive to this view at the end of Bear Hill Pond


Pond view from a long-disused porch

Tuesday May 11 #

9 AM

Walking 1:53:02 [1] 2.68 mi (42:11 / mi) +68m 39:06 / mi

Kimball Pond loop CW, fine NW day, sparkling water thru the trees. Went CW, the road was too puddled to care for it - a few places where diversions called for. One place on the path where I had to walk across a small beaver dam. When I got to the main dam, I was looking at more water than last time. My motivation though was to not have to return on the road. So across we went. Willow took it in stride. I'd neglected to bring zip locks for cell and car key, so had that to keep in mind, too. Had two good sticks & made it w/o any mishap. Water, moving fast over shoes was par for the course on a few of the sections. Finally got it thru my head to go CCW, opting out on East End Tr. if the dam is flooded - an early season likelihood.

The camp on Kimball Pond Rd. is finally gone. I've been looking at it 20 years - more and more neglect, disrepair, and a huge tree dropped a huge branch on it. It had been uninhabitable for a few years. Now there is a two part, attractive clearing where the house & out-building once stood.

Other end

Monday May 10 #

2 PM

Walking 39:39 [1] 1.14 mi (34:46 / mi) +100m 27:20 / mi

Was at CVS to pick up meds - then where to go? Thought I'd take a look at jima's mapping area by the airport but was stymied by National Guard gates and no trespass state land at the two entry points I tried. Ended up at SPS for the first part of my old SPS XC loop which felt like a good place to be. Turned watch off after finishing. Decided I really needed to go with a destination in mind before leaving the house.

Low back is quite sore. Don't know what I did to it other than the 5+ hours in the car driving over two days to Burlington & back. Just odd, quite sore with change of position and what's more, I can actually feeling creaking (for lack of better word) at times up & down the spine but w/o additional discomfort.

Sunday May 9 #

7 AM

Walking 52:03 [1] 1.49 mi (35:00 / mi) +26m 33:12 / mi

North Beach, Burlington with W. Early enough to be quiet enough. Walked thru camping down to the beach. Calm surface and nice to see Adirondacks again across the water.
11 AM

Walking 42:28 [1] 1.33 mi (31:56 / mi) +37m 29:24 / mi

Out for another walk, to Rock Pt. Had never been there. On private land belonging to the Episcopal Archdiocese. Lovely back-to-nature place. Point was impressive with its geologic thrust uplift, views of lake and Adirondacks and layers of sedimentary sea bottom stacked in the woods.

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