Orienteering race 56:14*** 5.81 km (9:41 / km) +85m9:01 / km ahr:141 max:157 spiked:13/15c shoes: Inov8 Arctic Claw 300
Green course at Quail Hill Scout Camp at DVOA event. 5.09k, 156m, 1:5000 map with 2.5m contours. Lots of open areas and trails but also some green stuff in the woods, some of it scratchy and much of it deadfall. There was 0 - 6 inches of snow on the ground which was crusty in places but softened to slushy by later in the day since it was sunny and in the upper 30s.
With all the trails and open fields, this place is pretty fast, but the snow moderated that somewhat. Nice course by Bob Burg, offering interesting route choice options on a few of the legs. I had an OK run and only lost time on two controls, both of which were in thicker green stuff. Probably about 5 minutes total lost.
Snowshoe1:12:08 4.11 mi (17:33 / mi) +224m15:00 / mi ahr:142 max:158 shoes: Dion Snowshoes
Snowshoe at South Mountain Preserve. Trails were mostly broken, although the further I got from the parking area, the fewer people had been there. At least one set of snowshoe tracks and one skier. There were only bootprints on the trails along and beyond the power line. Broke trail on a fairly steep descent on the return. Snow was pretty soft and wet since it was sunny and almost 40F. Snow depth was probably still 6-10". The only other people there were two hikers I passed about 5 minutes before I finished.