Orienteering 59:32  **** 6.8 km (8:46 / km) +78m 8:17 / km
spiked:9/12c shoes: VJ Falcons 5
NEOC Troll Cup in Townsend State Forest. Newly re-mapped area with lots of contour detail (with 2.5m interval) and lots of green, so technically challenging since the green often cut down the visibility. I found the map to be quite good with just about the right level of detail (at least what I could see while moving). The green was well mapped and useful for navigating. Nice course by Dean Sturdevant, although I found it a bit odd that controls 4 and 7 were so close that 4 was useful as an attack point for 7 (I suppose just trying to use a relatively open area with good contour detail).
I had a very good run, even with errors on 4,5 and 7 and some hesitation on 6. All the errors were small since I sensed them quickly and then was able to relocate correctly. On 4 I attacked at the wrong angle from a boulder with a flag on it (#10 on the next day's course) and then was distracted by tp and Bo who were on the 7-8 leg. Headed back to the boulder and did it correctly. Didn't climb enough while heading to 5 but properly read the reentrant and vegetation SW of 5 and corrected. Went too far around the green going to 7. Probably about 3 minutes total lost on the whole 4-7 loop. For the rest of the course I don't think I could have done any better in terms of route choice and execution, so pretty happy with that. Finished 4th on Green, 3rd in M60. 13 seconds behind PG, 3 seconds ahead of tp, so lots of good company for the chase start on Day 2.