From left to right – Sandy, Valerie, Kris – we rode the chair lift about halfway up Mount Bachelor (about 20 miles from Bend, Oregon). This is the area where the US Championships are going to be held over the next two days. We did the model event first. Beautiful area! More pictures available on Flickr.
Today’s event was a three person relay. Gail, Sandy (on the right) and I (on the left with the bloody legs) made up a novelty team of women who won gold at the Night-O. I probably should have reconsidered the route choice through the green since I didn’t have anything covering my legs. Photo courtesy of Eddie Bergeron.
I flew into Redmond, Oregon yesterday for five orienteering events being held in and near Bend, Oregon. Today, I ran in two events. The first was a “sprint” race of 2.2 km. I ran it in 18:24, 2nd woman and 15 out of 50 overall. A very satisfying result. Sprint photo courtesy of Eddie Bergeron.
Today’s second event was a 4 km course held on the Arnold Ice Cave map. The footing was the hardest I have ever encountered – soft sand, lava rocks, and scrubby bushes. Otherwise, it was a fun event with a chase start and butterfly loops. Here is my map with the route that my Garmin Forerunner 301 picked up. Much to Roger’s disappointment, I did not go to see the actual ice cave.
I took a hundred or so pictures of hummingbirds while I was in Colorado. You can check out more pictures on my Flickr site.