Case Invaders - fat ass style run, options of 2,3,4 or 5 summits. Start to top of lookout mtn, then down to line street parking and back to summit, out and back to spring st, out and back to shenipsit trail head on birch mtn rd, and the finale a long jaunt to cell tower by gay city access trail. 80s theme, the full 5 summit version was 18 miles and dubbed "stupid Mario brothers".
I decided to be different and make it some O training, opting to make the outbound and inbound legs different and to include a not insignificant amount of off trail travel. Carried my pseudO map of the area at 1:20,000. Lidar contours, trail & major water features all spot on, but no field checking of point features. Would make a good base map if someone wanted to field check & draft it, gorgeous terrain, even the litle bit oc laurel is negotiable.
Wound up 3rd, though I did an awful lot of walking even though the first two ran everything. But I wound up cutting almost four miles off the full trail version. But the terrain running really did a number on an untrained body. Lots of cramping the last 90 minutes or so. But a gorgeous day for some suffering.
Shout out to Emma P for organizing and schlepping goodies to the summit.