Orienteer (Silver Woods Park) 54:00  5.6 km (9:39 / km)
OTNT with great turnout.
Back to back sprints (2.8 km each) with map exchange.
It's an "art park" with sculptures, poetry stops, artwork. But we just zoomed by them --only saw them as features with pink control flags.
I messed up on first control due to map scale error... 1:2400, and I just saw and ran to a big reentrant that looked like it was the right distance away (before I checked map scale).
We had to run the controls in order, but were permitted to run the in forward or reverse order. On first map, I picked reverse order and that messed me up big time at one point. Either that or I read the numbers wrong. Who knows, but I'm quite sure I missed a control somehow (don't have my map anymore).
2nd map I decided to go in regular order. Ian mentioned too he explicitly decided against reverse order 'cause he figured he'd end up going 10-9-8-9-8-7-6-7-8-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 or something goofy. Good call Ian.
2nd Map I went in the right order, was getting a bit tired by then though. I saw Jim Mullin most of the way on Map 2, then he pulled ahead as I took a long route choice and slowed down too.
I think I perhaps ended up last. But good exercise and good sprint practice too.
At the end, we each got a piece of artwork to tell about while we had lunch in the upscale art cafe in the park.
Around the fire, we sang Hank Williams songs
About our cheatin' hearts and what we got cookin'
The great river was behind us
The train to Chicago split the night with a long soulful moan
Where are we going
Just then in search of the Little Dipper, it flashed above our heads, spiking the atmosphere
A ball of hot iron that sizzled an sparked as it shot into our realm from elsewhere
We heard it,
We smelled the burning down
Whatever remained landed on a pinpoint in a field beyond the ridge, knocking a ladybug off a leaf
The rest of it, landed in us