Orienteering (Sort of) 1:30:00  7.0 km (12:51 / km)
I had high hopes for Gay City today as it is my home turf. Unfortunately, I lost my punch card after 3 and managed to get my second DNF of my career. I tried to pull a PG and I was sure that I had dropped it when I fell in the thick vegetation south of 4. I couldn't retrace my steps that well from 4 and did not find it. I only found out later that it was further back than I thought when Joe told me he found it and was actually carrying it and punching it for me, but then he lost it again anyway. After I failed to recover it I had decided to go finish despite the loss. However, I started to lose my motivation after 8. Then I changed my mind and decided to go in between the two marshes on the way to 9 even though I have been through there before and knew it was bad. I fought for a while and then decided there was no way through and backed out. That mapped trail should probably be taken off the map, it doesn't seem very feasible to me to go that way anymore. At this point, I lost all the rest of my motivation and just headed back to get my DNF. I have definitely gotten spoiled from electronic punching. Anyway, at least I could get out in the woods on such a perfect day before I have to go wear a stuffy suit now.