Long distance at Spruce Woods Provincial Park, course 6. Well, this was just way too hard for me. They got me right out of the start. Start was along the road with a remote start triangle, but the bag at the remote triangle was down in a hole, and I focused instead on the bag another 50 m down, probably a white or yellow control. Consequently I went up the hill in a clearing parallel to the one I thought I was in. Of course pretty quickly nothing made sense, but I kept soldiering on, still not able to make it match. Eventually I came to a bag in a depression, not expecting it to mean anything, since I thought I was off to the right someplace, but the control code was mine. Lucky break. #2 was fine, well executed, stayed in close contact, spiked it. Then #3 was the longest leg, control in a depression in a clearing in the middle of a large dark green area. Seriously? But remarkably enough I was able to stay in contact until a parallel error late left me 50m or so off to the right. Figured it out and headed west and got it.
#4 was pretty fine work, through some green, stitching together a few little clearings, popping out at the right place. spike. Then came 5. Thought I knew what I was doing, but now it seems I was off to the NE, but just couldn't make anything of it. A lot of wandering, back to the same place again for a while, trying different theories to match it up. After 45 minutes of that I decided I wasn't ever going to figure out where I was, headed out west toward the road and dnf'd in along the road, which took another 40 min from the time I gave up. Tiring.
Map and route
The part where I was off the map was after I had given up and I was walking out to the road through the yellow. I had kind of figured out where I was in my wandering looking for 5 in the wrong place, but not until that evening. Interesting now that I see the track that I took a hard turn R on the way to #3, and was lucky enough to figure out where to go at the end.