Oops...Easily done though as that section always proves tricky. I stand corrected too about Steve Hunter running backwards as I didn't realize the loop was attempted counter-clockwise.
He and I stopped together when we saw white blazes. Ooops!! BGY was picked up at the golf course so I think Steve was the only person to run the full course as intended. The 6th Line shortcut had been suggested as an option so Steve and I parted ways there since I thought he might catch up to the group (which wasn't actually ahead of us after all) but I knew I wouldn't be able to.
So did the bulk of the group just continue along to the west (opposite direction) towards the golf course once they hit the White Blazes?
The group I'd been with turned left at the white blazes and headed (unknowingly) toward the parking lot. Most of the group behind us missed the Al Shaw Side Trail and just headed down the white blazes to run the loop in reverse - or just an out and back on the white blazes.