orienteering race 51:24  *** 3.1 km (16:35 / km) +95m 14:23 / km
13c shoes: VJ Integrators
Hickory Run Shades of Death - Middle - F-Green (Green Y)
This was a nice course but riddled with smallish errors for me. The past week has been very stressful, and even though I swore to push those things out of my mind for the weekend, the overall mental effects were still present even when I wasn't thinking or worrying about the situation.
Found 1 easily by running down the trail to the small open area and going behind to the marsh. Went along the tops of the other marshes toward 2, but got confused by the little marsh right on the line, thinking it was the small pond NE of the control. So I headed SW and bumped into the depression with water and realized my mistake, from there finding 2 easily.
Got too low on the hillside going to 3, despite using the green clumps to navigate. Saw the rocks and climbed, then found it.
4 and 5 went well, as did 6 (get to the trail and follow the line of little ponds in) and 7 and 8.
The next bit was quite scenic and I enjoyed following along the stream. I went into the yellow kidney shaped field and left from the wrong place heading towards 9, ended up too low and wondered why I could not find the depressions, then ran into the clump of green with a rock (and control) n it and used that for a new (more successful) attack on 9.
10 and 11, okayish. Then I made a stupid mistake, went about 50 meters (had not even crossed the rocky ground yet) and saw a bag and went to it. Of course it was not mine, I had not gone near far enough and the reentrant was not even facing the right way. Duh. After that corrected and found 12 and then it was up to the road, down the big trail, and in.