6 hour Raccoongaine at Raccoon Creek SP in western Pennsylvania. It was warm with temperature in the 80s but I was in woods much of the time and had lots of water so it wasn't bad. Woods were pretty thick and visibility often reduced so off-trail travel was slow. The event was originally planned for March (2020, I think - but Covid) when the woods would have been much more open. The organizers dropped 5 controls from their original plan because they were in thick stuff and they couldn't find the streamers marking the locations.
My race went fairly well. Two of the three controls where I lost time were in thick vegetation and I spent about 10 and 20 minutes very close but not seeing the bag (my GPS track shows me passing within about 20m of one control twice before I finally re-attacked and found it). The third time loss (~5 min) was just being brain dead near the end and gave me a bonus tour of a multiflora rose patch. There was one control where I found the streamers but not the bag and punch which were hung further up the spur - was given credit for the control.
I visited 19 controls (of 44 available) and scored 520 points (of 1230 available). Second in Men Veteran category because apparently Joe Brautigam is an old man. 9th overall.
Thanks to the folks at WPOC for making this happen, especially ringleaders Jim Wolfe and Alexis Rzewski.Results
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