|Trails past the go control. Then up to trail intersection, attacking from east side of pond. Dean punching up ahead, so I made up most of the 2 minutes on the first leg.
|NNW to trail, to little trail bend, between the marshes, then through the gap and heading right for it but ... I couldn't see what was going on in the circle so I stopped on knoll just before the knoll? with the flag. Dean continued past me while I was stationary and got there first (along with a runner on red coming from another direction).
|I wanted to get ahead of Dean and the other guy so I took off without looking at the map and I obviously wasn't going in the direction I thought because when I hit a trail, it wasn't the one I thought. Which lead to going the wrong way on trails, with nothing looking right, and a couple times I relocated incorrectly at junctions. Embarrassing. Total lapse in concentration. Took the wind out of my sails as I got back on track and trudged up the big hill.
|Around the marsh, and then I caught an indistinct trail, but not the one on the map. When I realized I was on the wrong side of the knoll (too close to the marsh) I was already past it and had to come back.
|Trails around to the north, cutting the corner at the end.
|All trails around the west side of June Pond, attacking from due north of the control
|Straight. Finally caught Dean again after spotting him 8 minutes on 3.
|Attacking from the intersection. Missed a tad left, but spotted the flag, which wasn't really on any obvious feature.
|Missed a bit right and checked out a boulder that I should have known was too low. Allowed Dean to catch back up, but I didn't see him again.
|Went through the marsh (which was probably slower than going to the trail. Then sidehilled along the west side of the knoll and dropped down right to it.
|Straight, and no real problem, but I walked most of the leg since it was uphill and rocky.
|Straight. Was going to go between the knolls, but terrain looked better going over the first knoll.
|Straight, just right of the marsh.
|Plan was to go north around the first marsh, then through the gap and around the second marsh. But I missed the gap (even though I went through it on the way to 2), and found myself south of the control and confused. Figured it out, but only after wandering further south and had a ways to come back.
|Pretty straight, attacking from where the reentrant meets the trail due north of the control.
|Straight. Maybe got a bit too low where the running was crappy.
|Fun course. Too bad I wasn't up for it, mentally or physically.
Total Time Lost - 00:13:35