Walking16:35 1.27 km (13:03 / km) ahr:79 max:95 shoes: VJ Falcons 10
Orienteering1:46:21*** 6.47 km (16:26 / km) +126m14:59 / km ahr:115 max:150 spiked:17/20c shoes: VJ Falcons 10
UsynligO course on Sandy Run map (SGL149). I did “Gregs Course” which was nominally 5.3k. Nice day for orienteering with temperature about 70F, mostly overcast and low humidity.
This area is located west of Hickory Run State Park, across the Lehigh River Gorge. Surprisingly, I saw no mountain laurel or rhododendron, both of which are abundant in the park. There was quite a bit of “in-your-face” stuff, mostly small beech trees. Not too much undergrowth, but lots of rocky ground. Mild topography except where it drops down to the river to the east or Sandy Run to the south. One area with lots of rock detail with some good-sized boulders and cliffs. And being a KP map, there are many “surprise” features in the terrain.
Orienteered OK for most of the controls. Struggled with the first two controls in the rock detail area - was trying to read the terrain and neglected to check my compass enough. Managed to visit control 6 three times (3-6-4-6-5-6), which was not an optimal route choice. Probably squandered 15 minutes there. My other issue was with 19, which was a broad form line reentrant in a pretty flat area (think “bag-in-the-woods” control, with no bag). Used a couple of UsynligO hints for this one.
Walking12:38 0.95 km (13:18 / km) +3m13:05 / km ahr:83 max:91 shoes: VJ Falcons 10