Trekking race 14:36:00  30.0 km (29:12 / km)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia 10 v2
OK...first go ahead and read the time. Yeah that's right, 14 hours and 36 minutes. I'll be you're all wondering "how did they do it?!?". Well, I'll tell you, as long as you combine poor route choice, with getting completely lost, with walking too far on trails that go the wrong direction, with thinking you know where you are (when you don't) then you too can take 15 hours to do a trek that even Bob thought could only take max 12 hours.
Things went great from CP8 to CP10 and we pulled in there just as darkness came down. Then when we started northeast from CP 10 our first two features came and went exactly as planned, but the next bit of water we hit was mistaken by our navigator (yours truly) to be Kenney Lake when it wasn't. That meant when we really did hit Kenney lake we thought it was Eagle lake and we proceeded to walk up and down it several times looking for CP11. And I mean SEVERAL times.
By this time we had gathered a group of other teams around us and thanks to quick thinking on their parts (not ours) we finally all figured out our mistakes and cruised into CP11 together (still before the 2am cutoff) but all of our buffer we had worked so hard on was gone.
From there things went (as they often do) from bad to worse. We started southeast towards Moon river but by now everyone was suffering and no one was thinking very clearly and we fell prey to the trail that turned north to the hydrocut. At the time I thought we were much closer to the TA so I thought we would hit the hydrocut quickly but after we had been walking for an hour I realized we were in big trouble...we finally arrived at 8:15 AM and DP was really beat up. Just 45 minutes before the cutoff...