Moreau Lake, NY - Middle US Champs
Rainy, but not cold, and a LONG uphill hike to start. As a matter of fact I was more tired when I started than when I finished :)
By second control I realized the marshes were my friend in navigation (and I do not wear glasses - so not because of fog :) Mostly navigated OK with 3 bobbles:
2) I went too far right and found myself in front of the big cliffs and veerd left
7) Also went too far right, and cofused the marshes, so it took me a good bit to realized that and come back
10) Here I just plainly didn't pay attention or something and didn't really know where I was, but after a while I figure I have to go back to the marsh, and found control on the way. My angel must have been watching over me.
Big win for me to pick up my courage and cross marsh metween 4-5! It was not too bad!
Note: Robby ran today first time in his age category (Red Y in M45) and finished under 2 hours, and he was not last either. Too bad I didn;t give him the watch today so I could see his routes.
At the finish the juniors MOMS were making some very delicious crespes! Yum. I really think it should have been the juniors making them though, seeing how ethey were raising the money, even if maybe the crepes would not have looked all that great.
In the evening the EMPO organized a dinner cruise, which was so much fun! The rain stopped and sun came out just 30 min before the cruise, and the views from the top deck were so nice. Got to see a little rainbow, but nothing like my very first full rainbow that I saw just 2 days before while driving through the adirondacks. It was great to hang out with the other orienteers and we also got to dance for a little while! :)