Orienteering 2:41:55  4.71 mi (34:23 / mi) +89m 32:28 / mi
15c shoes: Pink X-Talon 212
Green course set by Charlie Shahbazian on the map known as Cat's Meow at Greenbush. This is one of the hardest maps in the US with lots of depressions large and small and very few trails. Things look the same so once you lose track of where you are, it is really hard to relocate. I did a lot better than the last time we orienteered on this map when I think I got 2 - 3 controls. This time I followed Aragorn's advice and tried to navigate with the ridges rather than the depressions. The course started out good but I struggled with C6 and somehow ended up E of C5. I was bailing and as I started to walk back to the road, came across C5 so tried again and got C6. Then overshot C7 but found it by backtracking to the SW. C9 and 10 were fine, likely because there were other people around. I was a bit W on C11 but figured it out with the help of someone who passed in front of me walking away from it. Struggled with C12 and then bailed so that I got back in before the 2;00 cutoff. Despite the problems, I enjoyed the challenge.