Fort Rock, Red, 6.0 km, 95 m, 4th.
You know it's a tough course when a pathetic performance like this is good enough for 4th place. A lot of people had a rough time out there.
After working the results computer through the normal registration window (so that nominally it should have bn able to just run on its own with people coming to download, except I had made a few mistakes that Nancy and Lex were able to fix), the first thing I realized was that I had forgotten to bring O-shoes. I had on lightweight hikers, and they'd just have to do. Not the best in slightly wet conditions, but I managed to not slip and fall.
Off to the right a bit on #1. On #2 I was actually on target, but the slope looked wrong, too flat, so I went downhill a bit, then had the insight to unfold the map and look for a contour interval: 3 m. That explained things.
On #4 I definitely stopped too short, but what I was seeing didn't make sense, and I still can't find the stuff on the map that I was looking at in the terrain. When I finally spotted the control, I really didn't have confidence that it was mine.
The next few went fine, and #8 didn't have any really big problems, though my route wasn't very efficient and there was some hesitation. Same with #9. I'm really not convinced that #10 was on the right boulder, and my exit from #11 was really bad.resultssplits