Billygoat -- the course
(with my route). As usual, you could skip a control, and go to either of the two #5's.
Not as bad as I feared, either in how I felt or how I did. Still was stumbling and falling a whole lot. But could have been a lot worse.
A few comments --
4. Went down the left side of the marsh to keep open the option of skipping 4 (which I still like the idea of, but decided against).
5. Took the right fork. Seems like left was quite a bit quicker (though my execution of the apparently simple route to 5R was quite bad). To 6, no problems, just a lot of walking.
9. Not good. Headed for the trail and missed it, too high, so in the crappy woods for far too long. Probably better to head west from 8, right out to the trail, longer but easy. And then approach to control was bad, had a couple others around me and got pulled left, though at least I corrected quicker, just had a gut feeling I was wrong.
13. A little too high on the hillside after half-way, wasted time both with extra climb plus crappy woods on slope plus too much time reading map and not moving.
21. Lots of crappy woods in the first half (oh to be young and agile), but I got a good line to avoid the worst slopes and green and rocks.
So finished well after 13, pretty much all by myself (and by myself quite a bit before that too). Saw Glen just before 18, he was just behind me going up the hill to 20 but I think I had a better micro-route to 21 and got clear. And a few others (Kristen, Randy, Ben) were not too far ahead at the end, but they were never in sight.