QOC Day 1 - Red (8.8 km)
Had the same start time as Kevin...crazy! I cut in off the trail to 1 a little early, but I was trying to plan my route to 2 and didn't want to overshoot. On the way to 2 I hit a fence that had streamers and said 'keep out.' We had been told we could enter those areas, but it seemed sketchy, so I just followed the fence around. It was a nice handrail. The woods were so awesome! Mandatory water crossing on the way to 5. There were even cinder blocks on the road through the river so my feet stayed dry. Things went pretty well through 11. And then I got stupidly lost headed to 12. I drifted on my bearing and then took forever to relocate. I haven't been that lost in a while. Pulled it back together after finally finding 12. I drifted again on the way to 14, but was able to correct right away. Went back and forth with a few others through the remainder of the course. Loved running through the white woods!