After reading about the Traverse, and then Harold Parker SF, both of which I am glad to have missed because I couldn't have coped, and noticing the prevalence of a certain AOWN occurrence, I'll just report the following statistic:
During 61 hours of mapping, number of ticks seen -- 0. :-)
road running21:33  2.55 mi (8:27 / mi) +85ft8:11 / mi weight:140.5lbs shoes: pegasus #2
Time to try to remember how to run. 20 minutes running now seems like a long time.
Did it unaccompanied. Not sure if that was foolish or not, but what the hell, got to take some risks.