We completed the trail stage in about 8 1/2 hours, spent the night in the woods, completing three challenges and recovering 5 geocaches each worth an additional 20 min off our total trail time. We came in the fastest but still 2nd to the team that outwitted us in strategy. They collected 10 geocaches, putting them 22 min ahead after tallying the geocaches and ultimately taking first place. Their strategy was flawless in design and they took home a well deserved win.
1st Glorious Bastards - 16 hours 33 min
2nd Adventure on - 16 hours 55 min
3rd The Backpackers - 19 hours 29 min
4th B-Town Devil Dancers - 20 hours 13 min
there were an additional 5 teams 2 did not finish
On this podcast we travel back home and recap the event, the challenges, the hindsights, and strategy of being successful in the event.
If you are planning to participate in the Mission Uncharted Survival Race these are some some things to keep in mind
- This race is for most abilities and the format evens the playing field. Though you may be a strong hiker, strategy will determine your success. The fastest does not always win (See above)
- Practice your basic survival skills prior to race day.
- Have a pace setter each day.
- Geocaches are important don't pass them up, yet know when to abort searching for them. Some are placed in difficult spots and pursuing them can lead to a net loss of total time.
- Day one is the most strategic day of the race. Ask questions to the event coordinators as to the boundaries of the rules.
- The GPS app they recommend will fuel your success
- Gear (see previous Posts)
For more information regarding the events, rules, or to simply register please visit Mission Uncharted's website. This is a stand up organization and I recommend this race to everyone.