Brown Middle race at West Pt. I have been lost in the vicinity of this year's start before. Up the hill to the start triangle, and then the first leg of only about 60 M or so. But nothing looked like the map,mwhich has two cliffs in the circle. On the ground at least 6, and as it turns out, if you can guess the right cliff, the flag is tucked in around the corner. About a dozen people fanned out on the hillside, and about a 3 minute or so drop. Then head to 2, looks much easier, over the side of the hill and down the reentrant on compass, but no flag! What's up? Thrash around a bit, find another reentrant, flag in a patch of laurel. Then across the road to an area where I did a lot of wandering a few years back. Careful compass, and try to read the largish spurs, and nothing seems to match. Beginning to see a lot of the F60 crowd that started after me catching up, but not much help there. Another big time loss as I scour the area. Then on to 4, which looks quite different, and seems to be missing a reentrant, but I climb in from below and find it. Check my watch and it is 28 minutes already. Then things got better. Some difficult footing and one scary near fall, but hitting them right on, until I stopped a little early at a patch of green on 12 before pressing on, only about a 30 second loss there. My route.