USA Nationals, Middle, Brown-A, 2.6km, 35M
St. Patrick's County Park (IN)
Madeline Bertrand County Park (MI)
This course was more like a long Sprint than a Middle. It started to rain before my start and I had some trouble reading the map with wet magnifiers. This was somewhat mitigated by the 1:7500 map scale. Sloppy at the beginning.
Missed the direct trail to #1.
Then I thought it was necessary to go through the green to get to #3 from the trail and went around to come in from the south.
Thought #4 would be in the open on the fence and it took a few seconds to realize I had to go into the green to get to it.
For some reason, I went wide going to #5?
Some hesitation at #6 once I got off the trail.
Even more trouble at #7 in the woods.
At that point I figured that running the road/trail to #8 would be just as quick. A little analysis shows this is not likely the case.
OK the rest of the way in.