Orienteering race 1:34:43  5.8 km (16:20 / km)
shoes: Icebug olx 2nd
NEOC Needham Town Forest, Red course. Shortish course, not a lot of climb, but slow orienteering for me. We were warned not to trust the small trails, so I didn't. As soon as I got off the trail on the way to #1, I found myself surrounded by big rocks with hardly any rocks on the map. Thought about that for a while and plugged on. I began to get the feel of things (as well as wet feet) on the long route to #4, which seemed to involve some wading no matter which way you chose.
Things were a little more fun after that. It's interesting terrain, with a mapping style that deemphasizes the ubiquitous rock and plays up the contour complexity. The map was at 1:7500, and it's hard to imagine trying to condense it any further.
I had a disaster on 13, there was a straightforward route around the marsh, through the rocks, and straight in, which I finally did after my original stupid idea utterly failed. Fairly consistent other than that, mostly walking near the controls and working on visualization.