Red course at WCOC's Ansonia Nature Center meet on Mother's Day. Green was less than 5 km, so I opted for the Red (to get in my long run for this week). Thanks to Peter Grollman and wife for the long-stem rose! And the great course, too. :-)
Would have done around 100 minutes (1 hour 40) with no errors. Unfortunately, control 3 was a doozy, a 410 m leg that I managed to turn into 1830 m! Biggest mistake was crossing a stream ("why isn't this on my map?") and going the wrong way (NNE instead of N) up the wrong hill. When things didn't match up I wandered a bit, then tried to relocate to a trail to the north (never found it; didn't go far enough), then to a trail to the east (didn't find that one either but found one that wasn't mapped which I took back towards the direction of start), and finally ended up back at where I crossed the stream, about 100 m from control 2. Did better this time, but wasted 25 minutes, just on this leg!
Smaller errors on 5 (but still lost about 4 minutes; mistook where I crossed the stream south of marsh and checked out the hill to the north) and 23 near the end (about 1 min.).
Leg 7-8 was a nice bland open hillside where I practiced keeping a bearing (it worked!), and there were a lot of control picking areas, which were fun.