ARDF Setting15:25  0.6 km (25:42 / km) +18m22:21 / km
ARDF 2m30:21 1.91 km (15:55 / km) +102m12:34 / km ahr:120 max:166
ARDF at French Park with Dick, k4bri, and Marji. We each took a control (I took two) and sort of walked in different directions. I got the three I didn't set.
Over-schemed on the first one and had to bust through some fight.
Misread the map (missed the ISSOM trail along the stream), so took the ridge trail as the "most obvious thing to do". Lost probably 2 cycles here.
Didn't know what else to do but go up the stream trail. There was a grass option at the edge of the treeline, but the T was likely on that hillside, so---it would likely be difficult from that way as well. Decided the stream was a good challenge. Walked a bit, ran when it came on as long as I could (50 seconds in at least), then took a quick bearing. Walked another ten seconds and saw it.
A really fun little course. The ground was super-saturated with water, so conditions were right for reflections. Some of the T's I set were distant, and I'd check them when they were on---several times the signal was completely non-directional---it was just all reflection. (Good times.) Obviously, when the signal is like that, you just go somewhere else. It's usually not worth the time stopping to try to find a "micro-peak" in the signal.
Note: I was not consistent with my GPS. The first track shows where I put 4, and my "race" track shows where I went in to get 1 (after the long straight line). Times and distances are about right.