Based on the map and your track, on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this miserable.
Maybe that's a bit harsh, but it looks like a bit of time was spent on the struggle bus from 8 to 9.
lol 8 to 9 was actually better than expected, because I found some random animal tracks or something that sort of went in the right direction. Also because I wimped out and took the trail for part of it.
I didn't *technically* find 9, but that's neither here nor there.
There is just so much I could say here. I feel your point feature pain.
Re #20: You don't think it could have been an accidental click of the mouse by the mapper?
Hm, I didn't think of that...it's a concerning possibility.
Clearly the best solution here is to move a boulder or something scarier to that point.