Orienteering race 1:58:44  **** 7.72 km (15:23 / km) +257m 13:11 / km
spiked:18/20c slept:7.0 shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #3
Red course at Blue Mountain, Peekskill. Had the opportunity to drop a loop after the water control (green course) but felt good then so continued, for the practice. I'm slow in this terrain (rocks, lots of downed trees) but that let me keep track of where I was for the most part. Didn't think I'd gone far enough at 2 but saw a bag and figure I'd check it--yup, mine. Other non-spike was 10, where I had to drop a contour or so to it once I checked the wrong dot knoll, but I didn't lose too much time there.
Open woods for the most part, but the rocks and downed trees certainly slowed you down here (as expected, really). Very nice course by Dave W. Temp in the mid 50s with sun trying to come out. 6.1 km SL, 200m climb.
One fall, on a trail, where I caught my toe on a rock and landed on my left knee. Slow to get going again. Only other person I saw on the extra loop was Daniel S, who was daring enough to cross a reentrant/marsh between 7 and 8 on a wide log; I was scared of the 6-8' drop and went around. :-)