Orienteering race 2:50:00  *** 13.7 km (12:25 / km)
spiked:8/9c shoes: Salomon soft ones
USGS map w/ plotted points. clockwise because I don't like anti-clockwise.
nailed the first 5. first 3 were in the woods, the next two along trails. had a choice to back track on a forest road or go straight. I noticed some unmapped trail that went more direct so I took it. made a few turns but I could tell it was still going my way - until it didn't. bushwhacked and hit another trail and continued on it, but neglected to check my compass and passed the road junction I was aiming at. instead of staying on the main road and adding a bit of distance I made the decision to go straight. what could have been a 3 minute detour became a 10 minute slog. reached the road again and then blew the attack on the flag in the reentrant. bailed to the road and reattacked. I was close earlier and my instinct to continue down the valley was right, but I had no time to waste in there. the next two were ok, but the last cp across the road was hung a bit high so I did a small loop around and finally found it with some help.