|Green was a shorter version of Blue. Like Nadim, I ended up at the trail to the left, but I topped that and went to the next shorter trail to the left as well. Actually, I was very surprised that I figured this control out...
|To the Horseshoe Trail and then south on it a bit trying to decide whether to take the trail around or not. Decided on cross country before the intersection. Slow but no error.
|Slow and steady. Go through the deadfall. Nailed this one.
|Ended up a bit low on the Blue Trail below the control. Went up the dry stream bed and found it.
|Messed this one up by - not sure how I even worked it out. At this point I am thinking that this a challenging course.
|The dreaded long leg, a la FH...In retrospect, it would have been better to go up through the settled area, but I decided I wanted to visit the Bull Run. So, I worked my way towards #2 and dropped to the trail along the water. Took this to the steep indistinct (but not too indistinct) trail below the control. Stopped at a Yellow control along the way for a drink of water.
|Head to the clearing. Missed the control a little to the SE, and used the ditches to recover.
|Through all the crap to the trail by the stream. Stay along this a bit and then up to the farmhouse. Control seemed further back than I thought it would be, but it was in the reentrant.
|Back to the clearing and down until I see Yates Ford Road. Climb over the fence after palming a nice big poison ivy wine.
|Lose my mind here. Can't find the control. Wandering around the parking lot chatting to people. Gosh, how hard can it be - parking lot, road, close by. Finally find it after deciding to see what was at the end of the streamers by the registration pavilion. God, what a moron!!
|A discouraged run to the finish. But, I enjoyed myself. Really, I did! Have to say that this was a good course in terms of being a challenge.
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