Orienteering race (score O) 2:30:00  ***
Final O section back at Spring Farm. The course was 6 cps, but also an optional cp if you had time. The only way to get the optional cp was to visit the others and obtain clues to the location of cp 'x'. The clues were 4529xxx, xxx275, xxx450, 8453xxx, (made those up, but you get the idea) "spur" and "above elevation 400".
upon returning from the bike, I noticed team UNE was just leaving. maybe we have a shot at winning. cp'x' will most likely decide that.
after the first cp and clue I altered the route to minimize our distance later. after visiting 4 cps I had 2 locations isolated, one in a swamp and the other on a spur. after the 5th clue it was evident. We decided to go for it. we had a slight margin of error and after discovering a mapped trail was non existent we bailed. On the return we came across Team UNE in a swamp and it appeared they were standing still having a discussion. It also became apparent they had not gotten 'x' either, but they did not know if we had. They must have assumed we did based on the direction we were running and we later learned they attempted to get it. We picked up our final control and finished. good effort all around by the team.