Orienteering race 24:45  1.52 mi (16:17 / mi)
I finally made it to Mike's Maze. Thanks to Peter for having a Part Deux this year. It was everything that I thought it would be, plus about 3" of water over most of the maze. When I first entered the maze for the Classic course, I was confronted with a huge pond with no way around it because it went to the edges of the corn rows. So, I plunged through with water splashing up to mid shin. After that, I didn't even think about the water, except for the few times when I almost went down. Mud is slippery!
I would have been slightly faster on this Classic course if I had started just a tad later. Peter gave the critical numbering information after I started, so when I got to what I thought was the first control, the number on it was 31. I checked my map, and there was no indication of any control numbers, other than 1 - 19. I thought I might be at the wrong control, so I wandered a bit, until I saw George Minarik, and he gave me the low down..."add thirty." Got it. After that, it went better.
Orienteering race 11:14  0.73 mi (15:23 / mi)
The Sprint where you could take the controls in any order. I think I made okay choices; probably not the optimal route. It was a little difficult to keep track of the ones I had been to already.