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WCOC Trout Brook A-Event: Red

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3. NW to trail, contoured NE at the index line, left trail after the fight, contoured around the hill S of the flag, probably ran through the circle, and spent a lot of time confused, eventually relocating from *far* away.
4. Crossed the stream W of jct, then up the cliffy reentrant and in cleanly.
5. Trail network to N-S marsh and in. Saw Peter G. so I knew my route choice wasn't that bad.
6. Relocated and attacked from the trail bend W of the flag. The green wasn't too bad.
7. Trail to N-S cliff line and in.
8. Major foul-up. Lost track of context along the trail and actually overran the jct with the large trail, finally fixing my position in front of the marsh 150m NW of #9. From there, I went E on the large trail and up the wide reentrant, but I angled over too soon and went adrift on the ridge above the long cliffs NE of #8. I relocated again at a Blue control on a cairn and spiked it from there. Yick.
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10. N to trail and S again.
11. Tried to contour above the marsh but went too low and had to climb up.
12. Straight to the trail, contoured around the hill, found a flag with #64 on it, thought I was looking for #164, and decided to relocate from the cliff 4 contours up the hill. Then discovered I did want #64. Minor mental lapse, setting myself up for ...
13. ... a major messup. Straight to trail, cut across the slope, up the streambed (which was surprisingly dry) and losing contact where the area flattened out a bit in front of what looked to me like 3 distinct hills. Had major mental blocks here and could not relocate even along linear features. Eventually relocated SW of #1 (!) and came in from the wall-trail jct about 50m E of the flag. Paced in and missed. Drat. Came in again from the trail jct from the west and saw the flag on the ground. Grr.
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F. Michael Commons said to "kick it in" as I neared the finish line. I kicked at him instead.

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