Orienteering 44:33  *** 3.7 mi (12:02 / mi) +125m 10:54 / mi
Hunters Creek event (BFLO)
Started slow to #1 and bobbled just a bit as I momentarily forgot the map scale. Took the trail to #2 and hesitated slightly at the junction SW as the trail towards the flag was very faint. After four paces, though it was clear again. Aimed off right to #3 and came up at S end of marsh; no problem. Went a bit S looking for a path through the field, but basically spiked #4. #5 was the big goof; I didn't go to the trail and ended up high (E) where I found an unmapped rootstock (that I foolishly thought was the on NW of the control even though I was not near the trail) and an unmapped cairn (that shouldn't have bothered me as there were no cairns on the map). Total time for the leg: 10:14 - probably four to five minutes of error here. #6-#9 were completely straightforward, taking the trail around to #9. Going to #10, I cut over too soon and ended up in the slashed green, missing the trail. I tried to cut through directly, but ended up heading back to the trail on the N edge. Probably cost 30 seconds, but I had only one split for #8-#10.
All in all a decent run, but not a great one. Took 3rd behind Nate and Mike Lyons.