O' at Pelican Bay, temps in the 70s, mostly overcast with a light breeze--very comfortable running. Took on a fair bit of sage; it seems by now a lot of it would have been beaten down by all the running, but it is all but impervious to anything less than nuclear devastation. Lots of cows were out, so I took full advantage of that. The cattle trucks have started to roll, flying down the highway at 80+ mph when they are empty and headed west, and very sluggish as they crawl up the Laramie Range when they are full of cattle and headed east. I don't know where they go--maybe Greeley?
Anyway, sooner rather than later the trucks will be picking up the cows on our maps, and then it will be a quieter place, and less prone to dusty stampedes also.
One control gave me a problem as I headed into the ring and ended up on a dot knoll I couldn't place, but I could tell it wasn't the knoll I was intended for. At length I discerned the dot knoll was probably underneath the control ring and therefore hidden away, which proved to be the case once I got back home and could inspect the blank map.
Didn't see any archers, but that doesn't mean they weren't out there. Also didn't see any deer or elk, but that also doesn't mean they weren't out there. I was probably just thrown off by the hidden dot knoll.
Legs were only so-so, but still good enough for a decent pace.