Road running30:30 3.25 mi (9:22 / mi) +72m8:46 / mi shoes: Nike Lunarglide 3
To Joe's Saab to get car - nice chill to the air.
Orienteering1:19:01 3.79 mi (20:51 / mi) +180m18:10 / mi
Put out 8 permanent O markers in Nottingcook, warm at first but became April showery gray. Saw a bear! Z&M smelled something - I'm thinking they're on their way to the barn as it was late for dinner but then, out of a tree, a black shape hurls to the ground & takes off. They all take off, no barking. I'm thinking they might have treed it. But bear comes running toward me about 1' later -- stops behind a tree about 30m away for 15" & then takes off - dogs nowhere to be seen or heard. With a few whistles, they show up.
QR from Deep Hollow. Can see that I "slid" down the mountain side on #1. Saw a spur/nose, went toward it & noted a small reentrant adjacent but no flag...flag or no flag would have been instant feedback in the real thing.
Saw several You Tube videos of the Boston bombing. Seeing more or less precisely where the first detonation took place was cause for pause as that's where we were standing or sitting (had a chair). We were in the same place last year as well so it was quite familiar. At one point, I wondered if the flags were set up in same place/same order every year.
Last year's finish perspective.