Trekking1:53:31 5.97 mi (19:01 / mi) +282m16:35 / mi ahr:143 max:160 14c
That went better than what I have been experiencing.
1-Walked the easiest route to a big attack. 2-Around the water to the west then N 3-Followed the indistinct trail to main trail then dumped into the RE 4-Went straight for the trail, through the 2 hills then looked for the spur to the ridgeline. Atti and I keep going back and forth with some Kevin appearances. 5-Booked it to the trail intersection and followed. Kevin appeared. 6-Trail. Atti Overshot. 7-Took the trail and dumped in after the green. 8-In the end decided to take the trail to the N, follow the water line, get the marsh in sight and took a bearing. 9-To the trail. Got too close to the property line to be efficient. Lost 5ish min re-orienting. Took the trail around, cut in at the depression with Kev and got it. 10-Bad. Makes sense now. 9 was misplaced so when I was convinced I went to far but the terrain didn't make sense...o well. Lost 8-10 min here. Met up with Jens and T. Thanks goodness. 11-Walked because of the previous bobble. Jens kept telling me to run. Nope! 12-Bad route choice to the trail. I see now I should have travelled in the woods on the w side. 13-Trail to the water then cut across. Jens! 14-Took the trail and jumped off too soon and lost the gain I would have had from the trail. Quite a bit of time. Love that little saddle that I attacked from. Quite nice! 15-Chased Jens to the F!
Much better than the last couple of years? Such a relief. I mean, the top finishers smoked me. But, as Igor says, no excursions!