Red course at Observatory (Nederland, CO).
I had some bobbles early on:
- I second-guessed myself and back-tracked when looking for #4. (Also, I apparently left the trail at a spot different from where I thought I was, which probably contributed to my confusion.)
- I hit an unexpected pit on the way to #6. The pits on this map are so reliably mapped that I got really confused and wandered for a while. Looking at my tracks, I was right where I wanted to be until I hit that pit. Turns out the pit symbol is hidden under the line from #5 to #6. Grrr.
- I made a 180-degree error leaving #7. This was a terrible place to make a 180-degree error, since #7 was at the top of an incredbly steep hill.
I was in the bottom half of all finishers, but was the first female finisher.