“You Can’t Get to There From Here”

Posted: August 5, 2013 by kirisyko in Climbing, Orienteering
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Originally posted on According to Holly:

Have you ever been orienteering?  You know, tossed in the middle of some unknown wilderness with nothing but a topo map and a compass?  I actually have.  My husband and I competed in the Ozark’s Greenway Adventure Race a few years back where orienteering was one of the main events.  Thankfully, I was teamed up with the hubs and two more skillful men who were able to lead us to all our checkpoints and back to our bikes before dusk.  There’s nothing quite like 10+ hours of running, biking, and orienteering thru the mud.  It really was quite entertaining and certainly tested myself physically and mentally.

That, however, was a race.  Today, I’ve been plopped down in the middle of a modern wilderness.  Though I don’t run the risk of dehydration or having to urinate in the woods, the threat of me getting lost here is certainly a possibility and…

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