|Hanging onto the back of a crowd, seeing different folks. Followed Jeff up to the power line, where I realized where I was, just S of the marsh, across on the trail and navigated in on my own.
|Behind Pavi, followed the trail L of the pond and on for a while, thinking about skipping 2, but wanted to save it.
|With a group including Pavi and J-J. J-J and I got too high before correcting
|Up the left sidehill, somehow I got to the front of the group.
|Off in front of my group, climbing pretty much on the straight line. After a while I caught up to Tim Parsons and John Goodwin. Followed them up way too high, and hit the trail, corrected and down the trail, was with a big pack.
|Cut across to the trail and down, with a pack.
|Heading south, not keeping in great contact. Following Rick DeWitt a bunch, saw Ken Walker Sr, as well. Left the major EW trail at the two small stonewalls and got in front of the group. Reading everything fine going in, but I thought I was looking for a spur, not a reentrant. Kept going back and forth. Rick and I were still there from the original group, and we picked up Charlie Leonard from one of the following groups. Really frustrating. Ran around in there with Jeff Saeger for a while. After about 10 minutes or so I considered skipping. Would have been wise. Finally Charlie L led me into it.
|All alone again, I got way off to the S and hit the linear marsh, corrected and went in ok, picking up Steve Dentino at the control, as well as Charlie L again.
|Mostly followed Steve along the R side of the big hills, saw George W on his way out.
|Straight across. Saw Jeff Saeger coming back out.
|Stayed low and to the R of the line until I caught the trail. Somehow got down near the stream and had to slog back up, behind Steve D and others
|N up the reentrant and up the hlls ide to the trail, then cut the corner tothe big EW trail, to the corner S of control and in, pretty much alone
|Back to the NE-SW trail and in from the trail junction. Had a little trouble finding it.
|Drank a lot of gatorade. 42 seconds drinking. Slightly R of line, saw Ken W coming out.
|Skip, although probably not as good as it had looked
|NW across trail, looking for trail up the hill, finally caught up with it near first bend. Followed trail to top of spur just S of control, with Charlie L and a girl in black. I got too low on the R of green patch and had to hike back up.
|Slow and cramping a lot. Falling behind Charlie and the girl in black, but right in.
|Feeling spunkier going down hill, and seeing more folks, including Kseniya at the control.
|Out to the trail then L to the junction to make sure I was on line. Saw Rick D up ahead. I knew this area from BG last time, so picked up a little ground
|On trail and around to the left. I could run the trail, sort of, and wasn't sure about how well, I'd do in the woods. Cut the sharp corner before the power line, then straight in. I was getting discouraged climbing the reentrant before I got there.
|A little left of line, looking for non-existent open areas. Milled around looking for help. Saw Mark Dominie heading into finish, but still couldn't find control.
|Since I was over time, walked in behind Charlie L
Total Time Lost - 00:45:30