orienteering 1:06:24  3.42 mi (19:25 / mi) +487ft 17:07 / mi
Green course at Huntington, 4.5 km. Started/finished at #1. Splits entered similar to Susie and Charlie, with first split being leg from 1 to 2 and last one 13 to 1.
Stopped on the way home from our southern excursion, almost irresistible given the weather (mostly sunny, upper 40s) and the bare ground in the woods. I'd gone to a Staples yesterday to print out a couple of copies of the Green course (the extra one so Gail might know where to tell people to start looking if I didn't come back).
I didn't have a compass. Had one on my phone, of course, but I thought it was better to tuck the phone away in the rear pocket of my O' pants rather than carry it in my non-map hand. Much less likely to get smashed, plus I need a free hand occasionally to grab on to trees.
I did check the direction of the sun when I started, right on due south, 180 degrees. Seventy minutes later when I checked it again it was 210 degrees. I'd figured it would change some but didn't realize it would change so much.
Had a good run (well, my usual run/walk). Certainly felt a little stronger than when I was doing a little O' last fall. All the hikes with Gail, plus the bits of running, have certainly helped.
Successful with goal #1, no falls (or anything close), being very careful. Not really any other goals. My navigation was pretty good. Only issues were going to 12 and to 1, caught up in some green, uncertain as to just what direction I wanted to keep as I worked my way through the laurel. Seems like I wasted a good bit of time on those without actually missing the control. I think much more time disappears when you are unsure that folks realize. And I was certainly unsure.
Nice to see George and Lynn there! And heard reports that Bill and Clint had also been spotted. Thanks to all the folks making these winter events possible, wonderful idea and great execution.
Tried to add my route via Route Gadget. Seems to have saved it without me being able to adjust it to fit to the control points. So right now it's worthless. I'm guessing Valerie knows what to do. :-)