Orienteering race 1:03:53 5.41 km (11:48 / km) +136m10:29 / km ahr:136 max:158 shoes: Inov-8 OROC 280 V2 LTBlue-Purp
Red BYOM Course at Beaver Brook. Nice course, cold weather. Started a few minutes after Alar and a few minutes before Ernst. Didn't see either of them out there, Imprecise on 2 - a bit left and low. Saw the lower 2 boulders, looked right and saw the flag. Big bobble on 5 - thinks I was a bit too high, went long, dropped down and circled in. Slow through the woods to the trail towards 6, then faster along the ride. To 8, should have gone more let after crossing the trail - went up and over the spur to the small trail, staying more left would have cut out that climb. IN from the corner of the trail - nailed it. To 9, almost got pulled right by a reentrant just past the clearing, but saw the ground to my right falling away steeper than expected. Corrected, over the top of the hill and in. 10 - a bit to the right at the cleared ride.
Mapping1:22:43  4.56 km (18:08 / km) +13m17:52 / km ahr:85 max:100 shoes: Gray Speedcross 5 Salomon
Checking out some of the further west part of Beaver Brook. In from the Jeff Smith trailhead. West side of the trail was mostly meh - thick small pines and not much relief in the terrain over to French Meadow. Brook Trail and Shoen Road section looks nice - more open and some nice terrain features.
Mapping21:36  0.45 km (48:00 / km) shoes: Inov-8G Roclite 315 Gr-Blk
Funky track - quite a few spurious points - when my watch said I'd gone 2 km in 20 minutes, with a fair amount of standing and slow walking, thought I'd cut it short and reset.
Mapping5:07:13  7.11 km (43:11 / km) +105m40:13 / km shoes: Inov-8G Roclite 315 Gr-Blk
Track settled down. Lots of back and forth - some thicker area with very short sight lines. Trying to find and following the boundary blazes along part of the N edge - not quite sure where the corner is.. A fairly large section was most small dead pine, much of which had come down due to wind or ice. Mapped that with slash - good visibility, but slow to move through. Also found some beautiful open sections.