orienteering 3:50:00  *** 14.9 km (15:26 / km)
Vetting at Kings Gap for upcoming local meet. 4-5" of snow on the ground. Did it all in snowshoes with hiking boots, so it was nearly all walking pace - a little jogging occasionally. It was slow going. Toes held up ok until the last half hour when socks were soaked. The snow really wasn't deep enough for the snowshoes, but they certainly offer better traction than just boots. Can traverse steep slopes easily, and of course straight up or down is excellent. I think spikes would have been best given the conditions, but my toes would have been frozen after the first 500m. Lots of climb. A beautiiful sunny day ~32F. Saw some parts of the map I've never been on too, which was a treat.