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QOC: Avalon Patapsco St Pk: Blue

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1. Bad route choice
Tired
Unused to map
+00:45
My legs were really sore from to much soccer yesterday so decided to take it easy. didn't push it at all today. Despite having told Dave Onkst that the best routes were the ones that avoided the most climb. I started out straight down the hill and back up again. My guess is that I did this because my map was folded right at the start and didn't look at the edge close enough. I got stuck in the bottom of the stream bed. I kept sliding back when I tried to get out. The control seemed much lower then placed.
2. Tired
Unused to map
+03:00
Up hill to the trail. Never saw the indistinct trail. Tough time following where I was as 1:7500 map scale kept having things come to quickly. Took trail to trail bend then over to 13 to stay high. Then I got confused and followed the line back to 12 instead of number 2. I pegged 12 and was really suprised when it wasn't mine. DOAH!!!!, cut back up the hill to 2. Saw Jon Torrance leaving #2 as I approached.
3. Tired
Unused to map
+03:00
Originally planned to take the road around and cut in the bend I hit the road a speck right and since I was moving so slow decided to go straight. The best running of the day was through the "light green". Hit the ruin to the north, corrected and apparently missed the control in the green. Eventually went up to the trail junction came back down to where I was. Found the "ruin". Still didn't see the control until someone came and punched it right below me.
4. Did not like map
Tired
Unused to map
North to trail. Cut trail corner to other trail. Up trail to last bend. Down spur across creek, up hill. Saw rock to left and into control.
5. Did not like map
Tired
Unused to map
+00:20
Straight. Map is off a little here. Compass bearing from 4 puts you to far south. Checked it when I picked up control.
6. Tired
Unused to map
Contoured around some, up reentrant across ridge and into control. No problems. Just slow as molasses.
7. Tired
Unused to map
+02:30
To steep and green to contour to climbed some then contoured. Hit the trail way high and turned wrong way. Got close to trail junction and had to go back. GMU person coming back to trail as I was going into control.
8. Did not like map
Tired
Unused to map
I went back to the trail. However, straight was faster in my opinion (I evaluated when I picked up control). Saw Marek going to 8. He was also to high. Cut off trail just past concrete block. took animal trail (substantial one) to edge of private property. Skitted property, to ruin. Did not like map in this area at all. overgrown clearings are mapped as underbrush woods instead of overgrown clearings. You see the clearing long before you see the underbrush which confused the heck out of me. There are also several small paths in the area that are large enough to mapped. If you know which one to take it goes right into the control from the trail by the stream. Ran by the control. My control description said middle ditch but I don't know what the feature was suppose to be. I didn't see any ditches there. See Marek leaving control.
9. Tired
Unused to map
Follow Marek out to South trail. Feel obligated to run as Marek is there. Take trail to trail junction. Start to run to 10 but realize when Marek head off in different direction. Go right to nine. Marek to far right.
10. Tired
Unused to map
+00:15
Take bearing and almost ran by it. I would have if Marek hadn't stopped to punch.
11. Tired
Unused to map
+03:00
Out to road but was off to right. Out to road. At road bend I once again followed the line to the control. Unfortunately, I was now following the 2 to 3 line. I was a little off but went to ???? what this isn't my control, this is number 2? I screwed up again. Took a bearing and ended up at the fence on the wrong spur. Cut over to the correct spur.
12. Tired
Unused to map
straight
13. Tired
Unused to map
+02:00
Up reentrant. Was to far right and could see first clearing. Ran over to control
14. Tired
Unused to map
East to trail. Along trail. Cut in at trail bend. Could see control from long way off. closer to trail then I expected.
15. Tired
straight
16. Tired
straight
F. Tired
straight

Total Time Lost - 00:14:50


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