Orienteering at Timberhill and Forest Run

OCIN put together another fantastic event at Butler County’s Timberhill and Forest Run Metroparks! We picked the red route which was about 3.5 miles straight line distance from point to point for 20 controls. Unfortunately for us, the widely varied terrain and the elevation changes kicked our asses! It certainly wasn’t straight line for us. We cried “Uncle” at about 5 miles after hitting control 14. We probably could have toughed it out, but we’d been at it long enough that we were worried about them picking up the control points.

Garr Hill Orienteering

Dennis and I got out again this weekend for another awesome orienteering event with Orienteering Cincinnati. This one started at the Garr Hill boat ramp on Brookville Lake, and had us wandering through woods with a number of great views. Dennis and I did the brown course, described as “short expert” again and while this one was shorter than the last two we did, it was physically as challenging. We ended up just shy of 4 miles of walking with an impressive 400+ feet of elevation change and double digit grades. Nothing like the climb a couple weeks ago, but attention getting still.

Orienteering in Oxford

Dennis and I headed out for another orienteering adventure with Orienteering Cincinnati, and this time we dragged Robert Lane along. This one was in the Natural Areas at Miami U in Oxford. Quote of the day: emerging from the woods about halfway through the course, Dennis says “Oh! Now I know where we are!”

We covered about the same amount of ground as we did on our last brown course.  Fortunately, this one didn’t have any 80%+ max slopes, although we did still manage 300ft of elevation change!