orienteering race 1:31:14  *** 4.7 km (19:25 / km) +220m 15:44 / km
13c shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280 Red Redux
Flying Pig XXIII - Kiser Hollow/Carter Caves State Resort Park - Green A (F35+)
Second day of 2018 Masters Nationals.
Happy to have less climb today, but the terrain (while still cool) was not quite as epic.
Out of start, up to corner of parking lot, down to road, and followed ditch to the bend for 1.
Down hill to trail, crossed trail and ditch, up toward 2, could see pink streamer hanging higher before I could see the bag in the pit.
Over to the line of cliffs and followed the base. Stopped to get a bit closer to first cliff control even though I was sure it wasn't mine (building right above it) but without glasses the 48 looked to similar to my 46 so just checking. Continued on to correct cliff for #3.
Climbed out to the ride, compass and collecting features to 4. Nice downhill to a cool feature at 5. Followed indistinct trail out to ride, passing right by 9, on way to 6. Once I hit ride, went down to the bend and trail to the ruin.
Back out to the ride headed to 7, accidentally cut in a bit early so followed along top of cliffs then found trail/wire fence intersection and ducked in for 7. Back to the trail and used rocky death pit to attack 8. Back to the trail again and took it back out to the ride, then followed the indistinct trail for my second visit to 9.
Kept on indistinct trail to vicinity of 5, then climbed up to trail and aimed for corner of field to find 10.
Across field to large trail and single tree and down the hill to 11. I was still working out what to do for 12 during this leg, when I finally saw the northern route.
So from 11, trails up to the road, through campground, down through the trails to attack 12. And from there just the trails up to 13 and finish.
Finishing everything was good for 2nd place. I never expected to come close to Cristina (and didn't) and I guess Allison didn't come after all so she was my only competition.