Orienteering 1:51:52  *** 3.5 km (31:58 / km) +195m 25:00 / km
ahr:111 max:147 spiked:6/13c shoes: INOV-8 X-Talon 212
Second day of the Navigator Cup. The Flat Rock area of Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Georgia. Today was pouring rain, but about 60 degrees. Everything was wet and slippery, so I had to slow down and take care.
Today was a debacle. Controls 1 & 2 were good. Then, I went right by 3 and headed up the hill to 4. Realized I hadn't punched 4, and turned around back down, then back up. Five and six were good, and I walked across a bunch of bare rock, then took a bearing and got 7. No problem. Then, on the way from 7 to 8, I went down the hill, crossed over a trail, and then back up the hill. I wandered and wandered, but couldn't find the control. Since it was on the side of a hill, about 1/3 of the way up, I don't know how I could have missed it. I learned later that the description wasn't accurate, and depending on the direction, it was hidden in some brush. After much running around and getting very tired, I did a DNF. I should have gone back to the trail at the bottom of the hill and used that as an attackpoint. Live and learn. And I ended up going 4.98 km.