I guess my claim to fame on this website, so to speak, is being the “geography and navigation” expert, mostly because I do a lot of competitive orienteering in my spare time.
I figured it would be fun for everyone to see how I spent about 45 minutes of my time yesterday, at the British Columbia Orienteering Champs in Sumas, BC.
I approached from the south and headed up the rocky hillside (the black specks are all distinct cliffs of various sizes– but in reality there were more rocks out there, just not “distinct” enough to be mapped). My GPS tracker shows that I went right by the checkpoint on my first attempt (the red circle is about 50m in diameter), and then I spent the next several attempts crawling all over that hillside… until I decided to give up and head to the finish. My first ever DNF!