Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Tuesday, January 07, 2003

H is for headlamp


My favorite O' gear is my headlamp. I really like being able to run in the woods at night or do some O' technique training after work.

Running with a headlamp seems to attract police. I guess it looks suspicious. A week or two ago, Mary was running at night and the park police at Shawnee Mission Park stopped her. They thought she might be hunting illegally. Tonight as I was getting ready to run the park police at Wyandotte Lake stopped me. The guy told me that "technically we don't want you in the woods at night." I showed him the lamp (he was impressed by how bright the light was) and explained that I'd be running with two other people. If we had any problems there would be people to help out. The officer knew about orienteering and after a bit of a chat didn't have any problem with us running in the woods.

Inspired by my run-ins with the law, I designed a T-shirt with a headlamp logo. You can buy it at the Orienteer Kansas store.

posted by Michael | 8:42 PM


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