Orienteering at Camp Freidlander

I’m a bit late posting this for sure!  Dennis and I made another orienteering event this past weekend at Camp Friedlander.  We decided this time around to try the brown course.  A dry erase board at the entrance described the various courses and brown was listed as the “expert short course”.  We based our choice on last week’s adventure, and the suggestion that we try the brown course after we felt the yellow course was too easy.  Well, if we wanted a challenge, we got one.  It was about three and a half hours of adventure and resulted in almost a 5 mile walk and 300ft of elevation change.  Wowza!

The first control point should have been a clue since it was well hidden in the remains of some cement structure.  We didn’t learn our lesson from the second control point either.  That one established the word of the day: “gully”.  From then on, if we couldn’t find the control point when we got close, we just needed to look for the nearest gully…   Thankfully Dennis did most of the climbing so as to prevent injuring my foot.