Orienteering 1:05:31  *** 7.69 km (8:31 / km) +153m 7:45 / km
spiked:11/16c shoes: Vasque Velocity
Ran Jen's excellent streamer course at Peach Mountain. Ran out of time and started running out of light so cut it off after reaching #15. Really enjoyed the pine tree forest parts and also some of the really wide open forest parts. Thinking this is the first time I've ever orienteered here without dropping into that big open bowl! :)
No time for QR but here are my leg comments:
1- Road, then cut over up reentrant hillside / power line, spike
2- Used corner of astronomy complex as AP, then looked for reentrant and hill, spike
3- Ran to road, used trail junction as AP to get me to reentrant tip, but flew past the streamer without seeing it, relocated once I saw the boulder south of it, went back to it.
4- Beeline, spike
5- Used trail passing by radar facil, then trail junction to spur...except I took one spur too early, so had to drop down and back up to get to top of hillttop/spur just north of me, a bit of a waste but had the right idea.
6- Used the depression north of 5 as my reference, then saw the beat up car (pretty cool, wonder how it got there), but lots of hesitation on this leg, grrrr
7- up and over hill, spike
8- just like 7, spike
9- Opted to trail run it using trail south of 8, then contoured along the steep hill drop, turned a bit too early but quickly corrected
10- Hesitated coming off of 9 and a bit sloppy, but finally decided on a great route choice that took me through the pine forest avoiding a big climb, running along hte south side of the big hill dumping me onto the trail south of 9, then cut the trail corner , then contoured the hillside approaching 10 until big reentrant caught me, then used smaller rentrant past the big one as my AP, spike
11- Ran towards trail to my east, then up trail, up hill and over, spike
12- Used boulder by trail on north of big bowl as AP, spike
13- Got real sloppy here, wound up way far west over at the T trail junction, so then ran back east on the trail to pick up #13
14- Good plan, hesitation, but for the good cause of not blowing past it, which I didn't, was a bit farther down the hill than I though I was so that threw me but keeping my scan going helped as I saw it just up the reentrant to my left
15- So-so. Wasn't great but wasn't bad either, ran to trail, trail corned as AP, spike, but a slower than necessary spike.
F- went straight through all the nasty green, very slow and snaggy! But afterburner when hit the trail.
Very nice course, very nice day for it, and very nice to have a thumb compass again, what else can you ask for? Thank you Jens!!