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In the 30 days ending Sep 30, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 6:00:00 18.64(19:19) 30.0(12:00) 2000
  Total1 6:00:00 18.64(19:19) 30.0(12:00) 2000

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Saturday Sep 28, 2013 #

Orienteering race (Rogaine) 6:00:00 [4] 30.0 km (12:00 / km) +2000m 9:00 / km
shoes: BrooksCascadia 5

Started driving from Pittsburgh at 0630, picked up Frank Boscoe in Erie at 0830, where his mom lives and where he got to by train from Albany a few days earlier, and we both arrived in Ellicottville just past 1000.

The weather is fantastic. Beautiful sunny fall day. At 1045, maps are handed out. At 1055, we are given the five minute to-start warning. At 1100, we go and radiate in mainly two different directions.

Last year, I chose to almost clear the course on map1, but then that only left me with 1h10m with map2, with which at the time I was able only to get 3 or 4 controls near the start/finish.

This year, I chose instead to just selectively target the high-point controls, arrive earlier at the map exchange, and give me ample time for map2.

Familiar terrain, remembered some of the roads and trails and vegetation from the year before, it was somewhat pleasant to see these grounds again, almost as if providing closure to good memories that want to be seen again.

Differently from last year, this year the map exchange was situated atop the ski slope, thus there was no need to slop uphill for the controls in map2. This year, had more than two hours for map2, and went deep to get a couple of high-pointers, before trekking back for the on-in.

Once at the finish, yelled a question on how much time I had left, and at 7 minutes still unused, had time to bag one more, control 1, located 50 meters higher on the slopes at an aprox distance of 400 m. Time of ascent: 3 minutes. Time of descent: 40 sec. Such is the law of Gravity.

map with route

Sequence map1: 2-11-23-14-9-20-13-17-6-10-24-19-18-16-22 (630 pts)
Sequence map2: 5-12-20-3-16-7-15-1 (270 pts)

total: 900 pts

Had trouble finding 20 [146] on map2, and eventally found it on a third pass.
Found some unmapped ruins at half-way point between two controls 18 and 16 in map1 [117]-[124].
Time from the very last control, 1, to Finish, all in descent: 40 sec.

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