I think those would have been easy to get once you got on the trail from 11. I really regret not going for them.
Coming up from the re-entrant from 21 on the paddle portion. Just follow the re-entrant and it leads you to #10.
Are you interested in the 12 hour AR on July 9th? Its the Sheltowee Extreme. It's a qualifier race for Nationals so they actually give you 3 hours of grace time? My issue I don't want to be in the dark doing a solo. I will not ride a bike after dark but would do foot or maybe flat water. The drive time is just about 3 hrs. Let me know your interest level.
I was planning on trying this one next year. I think this race is over my head for now, I could do 6 to 8 hours, but I don't know if I am ready for 12 hours yet. That and I think this one is bit more hard core than the unbridled events we have been doing. They require a UTM plotter for example, I guess that means plotting coordinates, I have done that before but it has been a long time. I don't think I am ready for that from a racing perspective.
That said, it looks like Civil twilight isn't until 21:20, so it wouldn't really be dark before the cutoff. I don't know anything about grace time.
I worked as a volunteer at the Nationals meet for AR last year. The hardcore races seem to call themselves a 12 hr race, but they don't penalize until the 15th hour. Seems strange but I guess it's a custom. I still toying with this one. I could just come in early. I could also just volunteer and get a feel for what it is like. Oh well, I need to take some time and think clearly about it.
Yes, this is above my head for now. Here are the races or events I have been looking at outside of the OLOU schedule and the unbridled series for 2016, there are others close by, Dino has a racy in Indy but It has a ropes section and I have only rappelled once in the Army and I am pretty sure this is totally different.
The Bear is in GA, A bit of a trek so I am not sure about that one, but it looks interesting and the folks putting it on seem to have been at it for a while. I might move that to my 2017 list assuming I can improve my performance through the Unbridled series.
The BEAR AR (2016)
September 17, 2016
The East Fork Challenge Adventure Races
September 24, 2016
Sleepy Hollow ROGAINE
I'm going to decide on the Sheltowee Extreme by tomorrow. Talked to Ben & Stephanie about it last night at the O Cin meet. Sent an email to the meet director this AM.
I signed up today for the Sheltowee Extreme. I think they give you the GPS coordinates and you have to plot them on your topo map using the UTM plotter. I will need practice since it has been 30 years since I have done this.
yes it has been that long for me too, and it was on 1:50,000 NATO maps at that so that is a whole other thing.
I'll be interested to hear about this race. Looks hardcore to me so it should be quite a challenge.
I will let you know how it goes. Just hard to pass it up when it's within a 3 hr drive.