Saturday: Strategy and Survival, 6+2+0.5 checkpoints
Cove Creek (mandatory start) > 225 > 475B > 276 > 477 > Club Gap (CP) > Black > Turkeypen Gap Trail (Trailhead CP and Wagon Road Gap CP) > SMR > Mullinax (CP) > Squirrel (out & back to Laurel Gap CP) > Laurel Creek > Bradley Creek > 5015 > 1206 > Laurel Mtn > Turkey Spring Gap (mandatory CP, special test, lights on) > Laurel Mtn Gnome Trail - Mt. Pisgah summit (out & back hike [in bike shoes], optional special test +2CP) > Pilot > 1206 > 276 > 475B > 225 > Cove Creek (mandatory finish) > Special test participation (+0.5CP)
Sunday: The Power of Perseverance, all 10 checkpoints!
(Lights on, mandatory TT start) 809 > 475 > 471 (pick up passports) > 471D > Butter Gap (CP) > Long Branch (CP) > Halfway Road > 475 > 5003 > 140A > 140 > Sumney Cove (CP) > 140 > 5031 > 140A > Farlow Gap (mandatory CP, special test) > Daniel Ridge (CP) > 225A > 225 > 475B > 276 > Pink Beds (CP at Barnett Branch) > South Mills River (out & back to CP at Wolf Ford) > Buckhorn Gap > Black (out & back to CP at shelter) > Black (CP at Pressley Gap) > Maxwell > Clawhammer > 477 > Bennett > Coontree (CP) > 276 > 477 > Davidson > 809 > FINISH!
All this was good for a solid 2nd place, with huge props to Adam and Mark for pulling out the win with a last-minute 10k run to pull off 11 CPs yesterday. Greg and I did all we could ... and at least I can walk today! (ha ha)
Big thanks to Eric and Pisgah Productions for another fantastic Double Dare! Can't wait to do it all again at PMBAR 2012! (or maybe P36 anyone?)
Photos and stories to come ...