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Jim Plant Memorial Ski-Orienteering Contest

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Clare and Kelly Get Checkpoint #13
Team Clearly Elk (anagram of Clare and Kelly) braved wintery conditions for the Jim Plant Memorial Ski-Orienteering contest. For those who don’t know, Ski Orienteering is where one skis around a course as fast as one can while reading the map and hitting checkpoints in order.

Jim Plant Memorial Ski Orienteering Contest Map The 10th Checkpoint
The Map and a Checkpoint

It’s a combination of athletic prowess, endurance, map and geography negotiation, and patience. Kelly and I demonstrated all of these attributes over the course of the day. We did not come in last place, so that was nice…but we definitely have a long way to go before we dominate. (more…)