Hike (Orienteering) 2:32:38  6.6 mi (23:08 / mi)
Beautiful day, great course, but a rough one for me. I had to use extreme caution because I am still on the edge with my left ankle, but I decided to walk the course, which was rough as everyone else was running away at the start. After getting 4 points, I took off my gloves when I stopped to pee. All done, shoved the gloves in a side pocket and took off... almost at the next point, I went to put the gloves back on when I realized that I'd had my e-punch on the left hand outside the glove. SO, back to where I'd stopped, looking around all over where I could have dropped it, finding nothing, giving up. The rest of the course was just a tour and I was accurate on everything except one whopper of a mistake. heading to 56, I got distracted by stopping to tie my shoe, saw the intersection thinking I was at the next one, didn't even look at my compass and headed out in the complete wrong direction. When I hit a trail, I was baffled, so I just took it to the East and then South until I was at the intersection where I was SUPPOSED to attack. Well, by this time, my ankle was feeling worked, so I just hiked the trail back, looked at one more flag on the way, and finished.
Oh, and I saw 4 deer. 3 were running like mad from the noonday siren (I assumed anyway since it was happening at the time) and the other just running normally a little while later.