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Training Log Archive: Swampfox

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Friday May 24 #


Did an O' run at Forest of Little Hope, where there was still some hope because leaves were still essentially off, and just beginning to bud out.

But there was less hope than I thought there was, as I realized halfway around when I had got within sight of what was my next control--and realized that--oops!--it wasn't, and that I had taken the leg out of order. So much for focus on the task at hand. At least it was nice out, and nice to be crunching through some sage, and so what if I inadvertently added a bonus section to the course I was running.

Many, many campers were already up by the afternoon and more were arriving while I was running. Supposedly the weather over the weekend isn't supposed to be May good, but at least for today it was quite pleasant out.

After finishing up at Forest of Little Hope, and went back to Happy Jack, and finished up by doing some more running to check out pit #3. The forest area it was in was thickish with poor visibility and lots of fallen trees, and nothing super obvious near the pit to locate it with. On my first pass at it, I didn't see anything at all. I ran a larger loop to expand beyond what would have been the control circle (had there been a control there) and still didn't see anything, and was ready to declare that there wasn't a pit there after all.

And there wasn't a pit. On my way out, I swung out a little wider to one side, and thought I saw some break in the slope behind and under a fallen tree, and when I circled around the tree, I discovered, instead of a pit, the kind of prospecting trench you often see cut into a steeper slope. So 3 for 3 on the lidar anomalies I spotted.

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