Most of the 102-human and two-dog field started early and missed all but the first few sprinkles. For those arriving later, the rain got rather steady as the afternoon wore on. Not surprisingly, the most frequent complaint involved not the wet conditions, but the thick, viney undergrowth in significant portions of the course. Al Newman was heard observing that the original mapper clearly ran out of green ink.
The dense conditions obviously affected average times. Particularly nettlesome were controls #3 and #7 on the Green and Red courses. Most seemed to figure out where #7 would be; the problem rather was finding a way through the daunting vegetation surrounding that general area.
The best performances belonged to Peter Kolmskog and Rick Waldo, who blitzed the difficult Red course in 75 and 79 minutes respectively. But a special award should go to Reno Nye, who led a group of 13 into the woods and returned without losing a single member.
|Red: 5.8 km (16 participants)|
|Green: 4.5 km (25 participants)|
|2||J. D. Lindeberg||1:31:14|
|7||Robert Messer & Pam Kittel||2:38:00|
|10||Mike & Pat Villemure||2:56:52|
|14||Laurent Fournier & Diane Cook||OE|
|18||Pouillon family (4)||OE|
|Dark Yellow/Light Orange, 3.0 km (42 participants)|
|6||Jess Franklin & Carl||1:22:10|
|8||Amy Kuras & Diane Carr||1:27:30|
|9||Cathy Susan & Wanda Gunderson||1:36:47|
|10||Denise & Dawn||1:52:00|
|11||Dick Fortune & Jennifer||1:55:25|
|12||Dennis & Libby Berry||2:10:25|
|15||The Pathfinders (16)||OE|
|16||Mary Joscelyn & Catherine Roberts||OE|
|17||Ben Santoro & family (4)||OE|
|White: 2.5 km (22 participants)|
|1||Jamie O'Donnell & Laura Ellison||1:01:50|
|3||Thurston Miller (4)||1:24:02|
|4||Chuck & Colin Kovick||OE|
|5||Reno Nye & “The Group” (13)||OE|
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Modified October 25, 2007, by Robert Messer.