US Middle Champs, Moreau Lake, near Glen Falls, NY. M65 Brown. Rain. On the way to the first control, some wet brush wiped across my glasses, making the map very difficult to read. That happened many times. Pretty much all I could see on the map were the marshes, so was reduced to taking bearings from marsh to marsh and marching over whatever was in between. This worked fine for the 2, 4, 5, 6, 7. On 1, must've narrowly missed the control then wandered around for a couple of minutes. On 3, lost contact with the map very early in the leg and proceeded very slowly in the general direction of 3 until I luckily ran into a trail; rest of the leg was easy.
Got a big break when PG came by on the last part of the leg to #7. I could see Peter a lot better than I could see the map. Got a big boost sticking with him for the next couple of legs. Was able to do 10 on my own (compass bearing to the Finish), though I was now moving much faster than I had been before seeing Peter.
Very unsatisfying day (despite winding up 3rd US). Would like to try that forest when I can see the map.
My route is on the meet's RouteGadget website