that so many people chose any route other than the right. Having raced in that terrain, that route seemed like a given. You should definitely go there some day! It messes with your mind.
It looks similar to the area WOC 2011 was. I suspect if that leg happened later in the course, I'd be fed up with the vegetation enough to take all question out of that decision!
I like the left swamps route forthe first one.Running the swamps is technique not used much in NA.