|Up the trail and in from the bend. I scampered up the eroded part of the hill, cutting right and just generally aiming for the top to spike it.
|Out to the trail, across and in once I could see the reentrant.
|Left #2 too quickly and probably didn't settle my compass. I also misread the direction or I'd have followed the reentrant down to the trail. Instead, I angled backward across the hillside in somewhat slow running areas before hitting the winding paved path. I saw Tom Strat probably headed to #11 just as I got on the main trail. Finally out of the woods, I ran the main path quickly and angled up over the ridge to get the control w/no further trouble.
|Back down to the main trail and in at a reentrant just past the fence. Passing the first hill and going right a little up a reentrant to a ridge, I crossed two trails and what I thought was a saddle to get in the right reentrant. Eventually, I came over another ridge going further right, searching down, then up the reentrant to get there. When I came back here after the race to pickup controls, I missed this control again but not as bad. I've had errors in this area in previous races so I think something is funny with the map.
|Down to the stream junction. I ran haphazardly after that on the right side. Instead of staying near the stream, I climbed along a trail first then cut left along the hillside. Eventually I got near the stream again so I cut up further. This put me at the unmapped trail. I relocated on the side reentrant below the control and ran around the downed tree to get there.
|Back up to the unmapped trail, then up further to the larger mapped one. I followed this down past the new gate, turning right at the next trail intersection. Leaving from the bend, it seemed the reentrant was further off the trail than I imagined it would be.
|Angling down to the main trail and in. After punching, I did the optional run up the unmapped trail and back. This took 6:39.
|Down the main trail and in after the marsh. I hesitated at the trail intersection, going left up the earth bank, then right at the next intersection back to the trail I started on. At the next intersection, I ran up the ditch on the left. I hadn't read the clue being between the ditches and had thought it'd be in the ditch. Fortunately I crossed to the left middle and could see the control on the right side middle between the ditches.
|Down along the reentrant, crossing it at the end up to the main trail. I cut in well in advance and contoured over to it.
|Back out to the main trail. I thought back-dooring it would get me around the green near the control quicker. It seemed to me that the bends of the main trail were over-emphasized on the map. I didn't seem my attack point but stopped anyway just past it (in view of the paved winding trail). Coming back a little, I climbed-up to the spur.
|Out to the main trail and up the winding paved trail through the first switchback. Cutting in and crossing the green, I paused in view of the reentrant. I couldn't see the control nor the bend in the reentrant. I edged forward and saw it a few steps later just a little higher than I thought it'd be.
|Down the reentrant and over the broken fence and green area to the main trail. With all the time on the trail, I got to reading ahead as well as trying to move fast. I focused on #13 and went straight to it first by paralleling the power lines. Arrgh! Back out, I took trails mostly to #12. The paved trail confused me. I didn't see it marked on the map but later Peggy pointed out that she had trouble seeing it--it was shown in light brown and was somewhat invisible to read on the run.
|Back down trails and in to the control.
|Generally going straight, I got near the clearing on my right. This keyed me to go left more. Seeing the stump, I also glimpsed orange tape so I went right to the otherwise hidden control.
|Out along the trail. I started to go down too early then realized I needed to cross the creek, I climbed back up 3 steps or so before following the spur trail down to the bridge and picked-up the pace to the finish. This was fortunate as with all the mistakes, I needed a fast run-in to beat Tom Strat--by only 8 seconds.
Total Time Lost - 00:07:56