Running (Trail) 2:08:05  14.17 km (9:02 / km) +315m 8:08 / km
slept:6.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross Purple#2
Browner, 'Bent and I went running with Contour, BazingaDog and AdventureDog at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park on a crisp, pre-winter morning with wisps of snow on the ground. It was a nice chance to catch up and tire out a few dogs on the trails. My heel felt stiff after yesterday's orienteering, which probably isn't good but I'll see how it recovers over the next few days.
When we were almost back at the cars, Browner noticed that her phone had fallen out of her pack. Remembering our successful lost phone adventure with Carbon's Offset on the Wind Ridge Trail in July, we were optimistic. Like CO, Browner had a map-savvy spouse at home who fired up the Find My iPhone app on her computer and sent us screen captures of the simple map that showed her phone's location. (Note that people without map-savvy family members at home can sign into Find My iPhone on a friend's phone but it is nice to have someone sitting in a warm house focusing on that task since you will likely need the friend's phone for other things during your quest.)
We realized last time that using Find My iPhone on one of our own phones allowed us to see our location on the same type of map and use that information to move toward the missing phone even if the map wasn't too detailed. (Storm also sent us a satellite version of the map but it wasn't until we were in the car with warm hands that we figured out how to convert our own map to satellite. Next time that would be easier.) For the next few kms, we did more hiking than running.
Storm could make the phone play sounds using Find My iPhone but the phone was down to 2% battery so we waited until we thought we were in the right spot. We searched the ground and begged our three dogs to use their acute senses of smell for something more meaningful than sniffing butts. But they were unhelpful and we came up empty. With 1% battery remaining, we asked Storm to play sounds and... we heard a beep. It was lying right on a trail we had run on while actively looking for it. Who would have thought a piece of technology could make itself so invisible on top of some grass?
Anyway, success! Thanks to Browner for a yummy reward lunch and latte in Belfountain.