Orienteering 46:56  *** 2.6 km (18:01 / km) +68m 15:57 / km
spiked:10/12c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #3
Short Night-O course at Ratlum, nominally 2.0 km. Once I got my lights and figured out where north was I could figure out the trails to 1. Took trail around the long way to 2, but then decided to try to bash through the green to 3 (bad decision; made the same bad decision last time here. Stayed in the green again 3-4, rather than cutting through the fenced area. All much slower in the dark, of course :-) ). Otherwise no major problems though I would have left the trail sooner to 8 in daylight. Bashed my shin on the hill climb to 11; ran around the barn at 12 (control was on "outside corner" but actually slightly up a small hill from the corner and I was looking down, not up).
On the trail on my way to 4, someone was headed the other way saying "I should go to 3 before 13" (someone on the longer course, whose 3 was the same as mine, and whose 13 was my 4).
I was just going to add it was an uneventful drive home, but then remembered the meteor that both Glen and I saw as we left Winsted, headed west on Rt 44 in CT. Lucky, maybe?
Thanks to Charlie for the courses, and to both C & R for their gracious hospitality.