The last bunch of the race is over. From here on out, it's all up to the teams. Outside, the race for taxis is the usual melee, but Nick and Starr get their taxi first. Ken and Tina aren't far behind. "We gotta catch that cab and beat them," Tina tells their driver. Eventually the Frat Boys get their cab, but since their driver is fumbling with his seat belt, they don't seem to be off to a great start. But at least now they're back in the U.S., so there shouldn't be a language barrier any more, right? Well, we'll see. On the freeway out of town, Starr recaps the situation for us: the other two teams are behind them, "and we've got a great cab driver, so we feel good." In the cab behind them, Ken is more blunt: "Nick and Starr have got a horseshoe stuck in their rear end." And whatever the opposite of a horseshoe is, Dan and Andrew are sitting firmly on theirs as they try to coach their cabbie to Newberg while he yells helplessly down his cell phone for instructions. "He doesn't even know where the town is," Dan laughs, because it's just become funny to him now. He's regretting even getting in the cab, like walking 40 miles down the freeway would have been faster. "Utterly ridiculous," he says. Well, at least he and I are finally on the same page.
Nick and Starr take a wrong turn in downtown Newberg, whereas Ken and Tina have apparently taken a more direct route and have already arrived at Tilikum Adventure Camp. They congratulate each other on being in first place. After piling out of the cab, they find a clue box standing on the green hill with a crudely painted sign reading "High & Dry" or "Low & Wet." Sure enough, it's a Detour. Cut to Phil walking surefootedly along a log floating in a lake as he says the Detour options are designed to "improve the balance and reduce the fear of people working in Oregon's most dangerous business: logging." For High & Dry, the teams have to climb a tree to a height of thirty feet (there are ladder rungs screwed into the side so it's not that hard), then walk along a 40-foot log suspended horizontally over the forest floor (equipped with a helmet and harness so they won't die), and then make a flying leap for a clue that's clipped to a trapeze several feet beyond the end of the log. Each team member will have to grab half the clue, so they both have to do it. And if they fall off, they have to start over. "Low & Wet," not that anybody's going to do it, simply requires the teams to walk along an 850-foot-long log bridge floating in the lake to a clue box on the far side. So it's really not as X-rated as it kind of sounds. Ken and Tina opt for High & Dry, blowing off Tina's well-documented fear of heights for the sake of speed. Again.