Orienteering2:52:06 6.21 mi (27:43 / mi) +269m24:26 / mi ahr:116 max:170 weight:178lbs
ROC Meet at Alasa Farms - Green Course
C1&2 were not a problem, but going to C3 I never saw the large mapped trail, but recovered easily enough with a big reentrant to lead me in, and C4 was easy enough. Then it happened - the most lost I've been in a long time.
I climbed down the hill where I could and followed my plan (cross the stream, then keep it to my right and climb). When it flattened out, I started angling south as best as I could and then the map stopped matching anything. Soon I could see the edge of a big field and tried to match it to anything on the map, and failed. Heard dirt bikes, so I decided to go north until I hit the swamp, but ran into Zach before I got there and he gave me a hint, so I went up to C10 to verify my location and started over. I stopped one reentrant too early, but recovered and got C5, and everything went smoothly after that (1-hour) mistake, which was good, as I didn't think I had time to finish before 3:30, but made it with a few minutes to spare.
Walking45:53 1.96 mi (23:25 / mi) +27m22:28 / mi ahr:98 max:117
Scouting the first part of the XC course at Hamlin Beach for Luke, who was running separate from his team because of PSATs.
Shuffling26:12 1.11 mi (23:37 / mi) +17m22:34 / mi ahr:104 max:164
Moving around during Luke's race. He ran pretty well, placing 18th (don't let the official results fool you - an Olympia kid passed Luke in the chute and gave his tag first, even though the official called Luke first, since he then stopped paying attention).