Not the best outing, but it's been a stressful weekend trying to fit in orienteering with all the work I've got going. I was just tired! Ok, and stupid at times.. Was hoping that my efforts at getting exercise over the past few weeks would result in a better showing. Oh, well.
East Boston Camps. Since time was very limited, I was going to stay on Beacon Street, but realized that would have headed me straight into a Cross-Country meet at the school. Stayed on Green and Blue thinking it would keep me out of their way. Turns out I just missed being trampled by a bunch of middle-school boys. Sorry I missed it.. 300 (2), 200
Wachusett State Reservation. Ascending. Echo Lake Road to High Meadow to Jack Frost to Mountain House. Made the smart move to wear o-shoes. Trails were very wet and resembled streams for much of it, thanks to yesterday's deluge.
Descending. Was surprised to see longer time, but I did take a different route which was obviously longer and did include some significant elevation in one spot. Really was careful on the way down as rocks were very slippery and covered with water. Mountain House trail to Bicentennial to High Meadow to Echo Lake Road.
Happened to run into a school field trip on the way up the mountain. I was passing the last ones. Great quote of the day from one of the students, "I thought this would be a day off. Instead it's a long torturous gym class." :-) Found out the school was Groton-Dunstable, my kids old school and I was very pleased to run into Mr. Trainor, Nicole's third grade teacher.