Orienteering 1:24:00 
One last hurrah at Hemlock before next weekend. Jon Torrance was kind enough to set out a training course and, I believe, had quite a few takers, which is nice. Once I saw the course was about 9 km., I knew I couldn't do the whole thing because of other commitments, so I just did 1 - 11. I had a few bobbles, but nothing too bad. I totally didn't find #5, but I knew I was in the right spot, which was some poorly mapped green areas with low visibility, and we were using the mini-controls, so I think I just didn't spot it. After 3 days of non-stop rain, the sun came out for today's session, although the woods were still soaking wet and I went very carefully over the downed trees, being careful not to step on any of them and go sliding down the trunk.
I felt good in the woods and this was an encouraging way to go in to next weekend.
A reporter and photographer were there from my local paper, The Free-Lance Star, and there will be an article in next Friday's paper. I asked the reporter to please just don't position the sport as a treasure or scavenger hunt. We'll see.