Orienteering 1:54:26  **** 6.5 km (17:36 / km) +183m 15:26 / km
spiked:10/12c slept:7.0 shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #3
Green course by Jeff and Geof, lots of climb. 5 km SL, so I figured I'd be doing well if I finished under 2 hours (it IS Blue Mountain, after all). I'm glad I wore my Active Ankle which I need in rocky areas. Temps in 70s with low humidity made for a nice day, and the mosquitoes weren't too bothersome.
Slow and steady for the most part just because I couldn't move very fast in this terrain, so I could pay more attention to things on the (very excellent) map. Some places had more downed trees than mapped, which probably happened more recently than the map's age; but what was mapped was accurate. I was lucky on #4, the one at the top of the steep climb, partly because once I'd topped out I stopped to take a breath and saw the streamer while looking around to figure out what was mapped as a dot knoll among the hills. On the wrong side of the right reentrant to 5, so a bit off there*, and went too far up a trail near 10 but recognized things didn't look right and turned around. A nice outing and great practice.
One tiny tick on my arm which I noticed after finishing. Watch out for the nymphs.
Now having dessert (S'bucks frappuccino) before dinner at our go-to place near here, Hyde Park Brewery. We suspect the chef there is a CIA graduate (the Culinary Institute is just down the road), and the beer's good too. :-)
Edit: GPS track posted.
Beer at HPB was good; food wasn't as good as usual, at least for me, but still tasty.
*After taking a closer look at 5, it seems that cutting the circle on the SW side might have given me an indication of the cliff there that I didn't see on the map at the time.