|I misplaced my new compass so I was running with the old one that has a huge bubble in it. Some hesitation on this one since we started at a 45 degree angle to the line, then I ran down the wrong trail to the little gravel yard, but figured out the contours and was fine from there.
|Got stuck in some green. Should have run out to the right but tried to go more straight. Then approached in a roundabout way.
|Well, fortunately I can take a bearing if I wait long enough. Came right up to the control.
|Took the trail below the control, then went up at the reentrant. Contemplated going up then coming down, but that would have been harder without a good compass.
|Came right back down the way I came (boy, that was a nice 45m of climb!), then sort of contoured around, hit the ruin, and went in.
|Went right around the buildings to the trail junction, then in to the marsh, apparently at a bad angle, because I came up to the right of the building before the control, but saw the little hilltop beside the trail and was fine - except that the control had #145 and was supposed to be #107. "S***!" I think, then I notice the one with the e-punch has a #107 on it. What gives?
|Trail run. Tired with all the climb and had to walk up the hill in places.
|Back down to the trail junction, then across the cul-de-sac marsh to the big trail, which I promptly left at the stone wall to go up the reentrant towards the marsh. Which was really more like a pond, but whatever.
|Straight over the hill, to the right of the building, then blasting down looking for the bare rock, which I found. Then went a little bit to the left of the control before correcting.
|Blasted down the hill along the stone wall. When I hit the bottom something gave way beneath my foot and I had to catch my whole weight on my left leg. Sure am glad I'm 23, cause my hamstring probably won't do that someday. Anyways, then I jogged up the hill into the saddle and went a bit too far right, coming to the boulder NE of the control. Figured it out and went back.
|Basically straight, noting trails where convenient. I was planning to hit the trail junction just before the control, which I did, then I went down into the reentrant and had to look around pretty hard to locate the bag.
|Went around the base of the hill on that little trail.
|Went left around the hill out to the road, straight across to the little trail which I followed more or less to the building, then went down the hill until I stumbled on the control. I got lucky on this one; could easily have overshot the cliff and had to go back.
Total Time Lost - 00:01:30