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Alex Jospe - Hudson Highlander

Hudson Highlander

The Hudson Valley Orienteering Club hosts this great event every few years, a metric marathon (26.2km) of orienteering through Harriman State Park. Harriman is a magical place for orienteering, this totally rugged wilderness with interesting terrain and great visibility and maps that date 30 years back to the 1993 World…
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Orienteering Championships, to date the only WOC ever hosted by the USA. These maps are remarkably still accurate, because the mountain laurel grows slowly, and the blueberries dont change. Running on these maps is a challenge and a pleasure, and doing it for 26km takes some serious oomph.Ari and I drove down Saturday night, for a brief refresher on orienteering at Harriman, and to stay at the new AMC Harriman Center. It was pretty swanky. As for orienteering at Harriman, first you read the terrain, then you go wheeeeee! while dashing through it.WHEEEEE!Breakfast at the AMC. Smoked salmon, no less.Morning…

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