Really fun session on Haystack Mountain. Everything was pretty accurate. Extremely grateful that the technology exists to make maps like this. Also grateful for the people who have taught me the process for it.
I also tried out what Jagge had mentioned--placing controls in places without clear features. It worked pretty well and was also quite challenging. The app "punched" 9 before I actually hit the point, but I was close enough that I would have seen the flag had there been one. Looking for blank spots instead of features meant I had to rely much more on my surroundings, my compass, and on my ability to judge distance. Definitely recommend as a training method.
12 was a weird one. The ridge running down to it is actually a fairly open field, but there are enough trees nearby that KP mapped it as white forest. I got confused thinking that I had somehow gotten onto the ridge to the north. Also, in April they did a controlled burn in parts of the forest and one of those bits is right where my line got squiggly near 12. I couldn't find the green!
Once I figured out what was happening I punched 12 and then took 30 seconds to breathe, refocus, and get back into it. Making the most of every step out there.