Orienteering 1:16:38  *** 5.2 km (14:44 / km) +80m 13:41 / km
spiked:11/13c shoes: Icebug Spikes
Bear Brook SP - Boulder Dash Green X Course Day 2. As expected, this was much tougher than yesterday. Going in, I was almost as much afraid of the maze of rough open tendrils as I was of all the rock detail. I managed to get to #1 with no problem. The wheels really came of on #2 though. Headed into the rough open and could not make out the intersections to count them off. Circled for quite a while, ended up at the trail north of the control and still couldn't figure things out. Finally had to go back to the little stream crossing the rough open and re-attack from there. 15 minutes lost. Ouch!
After that, I was pretty clean but slow. As bad as this was, other people had even bigger problems. Clint Morse had a great run and passed me in the standings. I managed a 2nd place finish but didn't feel like I deserved it given the magnitude of my error.
Still a great weekend. Championship caliber terrain, courses and organization. Thanks to UNO for everything!