Red course at Peaceful Valley. I was lucky to not be affected by the mid-meet deranged-ranger course changes, since I started relatively early. :-P
* Found a deer skull with huge antlers on my way to #1. I carried it to #1 and then stashed it behind the utility boxes at the end of the nearby powerline. Retrieved it after I finished the course.
* Stopped to give directions on my way to #13, and got a little lost as a result (I probably would've gotten lost anyway, since I was looking for the junction of two very indistinct trails...).
* Had THE COOLEST MID-RACE ANIMAL SIGHTING EVER! as I neared #15: a mama bobcat and a bobcat kitten trotting across the trail. So cute (and rare).
This is a generic photo off the internet, but they looked like this (except that they were walking / trotting):