This race is currently teaching me (at this very moment) the importance of proper attire and erring on the side of caution when it comes to second-hand reports of poison oak (or lack thereof).
Also, pants or tights worn throughout the race might have prevented me getting bit by some strange tissue-killing insect. (Three of these little burners at last count )
But let me say that despite my apparent magnetic ability to find oak with nearly every direction choice, this was one of the best races I've had a chance to attend. Shooting Star adventures had an awesome course set, well thought out, and great swag! The High Gear adventure plus tool kicks butt!
Here's my report:
Still working on our route description/paths/elevation profiles.