Just an unrelated note to say that the Forest X course was really well designed! I think it was perfect to give a couple of checkpoints where the optimal route was to follow the streamers, then a couple of chances to choose a better path and relatively few places to take off trail short cuts... including a couple of places where the off trail route would take excellent execution.
Kudos to the design team!
Thanks Ross! It was a fun one to design. Definitely some people took shortcuts who shouldn't have. Actually, the two right-hand trails on the way from 7-8 caused some issues - some people had read the map enough to know that they wanted to take the short cut to 8, and had it in their head that they needed to take the right-hand fork. But, they ended up on the incorrect right-hand trail. Oops.