Running (Terrain) 10:02  0.8 mi (12:33 / mi) +26m 11:24 / mi
I started from Colonel Zadok Magruder HS, heading out to field-check North Branch Park. I carried a folder and my better GPS in hand.
Orienteering (Field Checking) 59:09  1.45 mi (40:54 / mi) +11m 39:58 / mi
North Branch Park, MD. When I left this morning, I had to take Samantha to a birthday party--it was at a Rock Climbing place in Laurel, MD, so not really close. I had rushed getting ready so by mistake I had grabbed used batteries for my GPS, and I'd forgotten to bring along the orienteering clothes that I had already prepared. That meant traipsing around edges of the sometimes thorny fields with no protection, and not having a great concept of where I was. My watch GPS was working so the time wasn't lost completely. Being precise with point features and some linear ones was difficult. I was trying to stick to easier things like field edges, only the edges in this area of succession forest with subtle contours, was the difference between rough open and semi-rough open. That wasn't so easy with bushy things mixed-in. I also got further down an open forested reentrant system with some ditches and rock features. I was only partly able to link-up to where I had been before, before my old GPS batteries died. Feeling ineffective and needing to run, I stopped and decided to run.