Filled in some details I was missing :-)
And it'll get easier to travel with kids eventually. Stick with it!
Wyatt, what did you skip? And what did you do after 16?
Yes, interesting write-up. I like hearing what other people skipped, their thought processes, etc. And the mistakes. Because we all make them, and it's nice to know we're not alone in that (even if some of us make bigger ones than others ...).
It definitely gets easier with the kids. But you're right; we skipped West Point for years because no childcare and split starts are tough there, and we missed the North Ams in Ontario because Samantha was newly home. It's kind of painful to make those decisions, but they're the right ones for now.
Congratulations on being a competitive force in the front group and thanks for the great write-up. I had wondered if (in Greg's absence) anyone else would be able to run in the lead for very long on this technical map and challenging terrain. From looking at the splits in conjunction with your report it seems that was a really hard thing to do. It's interesting how the lead kept changing repeatedly during the middle section, with whoever was in front on one control then having trouble on the next.
Also I felt your pain with the "Bermuda Triangle". I not only had the same problem on that one, I also had my own repeat offense on #15. Pretty sure I had a control on that exact same boulder at the A meet a couple years ago, and messed it up exactly the same way yesterday. Recovered quicker this time after missing it and then going "Oh, no, not this again!"
Wish I could have joined you in your meanderings. Well done on a competitive run and thanks for the write-up!
Yes, I definitely want to have one more MM control before it's too late!