Boo. Big results came back from the Herschel Observatory Telescope Allocation Committee and not so good for me. First proposal that was accepted for Priority 2 time last time was rejected and other one was put as Priority 2 time this round, so may or may not be observed.
Especial bummer because this telescope is running out of the coolant it needs to work, so this is the last proposal round and so there is no hope (at least in the foreseeable future) of getting good far-infrared imaging of these galaxies.
Running2:02 0.17 mi (11:41 / mi) +11m9:46 / mi ahr:124 max:145
Orienteering1:04:25 3.44 mi (18:44 / mi) +212m15:43 / mi ahr:112 max:147 14c
Brrrrrr.... Needed more clothes! Most specifically, warmer gloves, hands were very unhappy about this whole expedition.
Went to Mt. Tom to check out things for the night-o, make sure control sites were there and that things were clear for the first set of easy controls (first two are kinda yellow-level, next 4 are orange-ish, then up to more technical, although not crazy-hard, don't really want folks running off Mt. Tom cliffs in the dark!).
Was good to do check things out, there is one pesky trail that isn't kept up as a trail any more and is almost invisible right at the bottom where it starts (overgrown + brush put in the way, I passed by it at first...). Maybe we should map beginning of it as a ride? Because really is major trail-like just a bit further up. Anyways, will change 2nd control based on that.
Did this sans-compass, so thinking more about angles to go with respect to different contour features. Once inverted the contours and was really quite confused!!!
Was going really slowly. Partly I blame going without a compass, but I think it was hard for me to focus when my hands hurt so much. Should probably think about training at least a smidgen faster though, probably doesn't help as much going this slowly.
Running3:14 0.4 mi (8:09 / mi) +12m7:27 / mi ahr:137 max:152