Monday, June 9, 2008

Does the wind count?

It didn't rain today, unless if you count when the wind blows while you are standing under trees.

Hidden Gorge, Mambray Creek




Our Heysen Trail walk was cancelled today due to wet roads, so Graham and I drove down to Mambray Creek - thank goodness for the car hey - and walked the Hidden Gorge hike. It didn't rain.

Pretty glad we went for the walk though, 16.9km over 5 hours. Hidden Gorge was magnificent, we even saw a Yellow Footed Wallaby with a striped yellow tail. Graham and I both took falls on the slippery rocks through Hidden Gorge.

This was a special hike, this is the same hike I did with the guys when I was 17 over a hot Easter, I guess one of my first hikes, certainly the longest I had done before. Back then we did in jeans or trackies with some regular backpacks and water bottles. How it changes ha?

Back on the Heysen Trail tomorrow.



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Stats:

  • Distance: 16.9km
  • Odometer: 41.49km
  • Start time: 8.20am
  • End time: 1.24pm
  • Moving duration: 3h 46m
  • Stationary duration: 1h 15m
  • Moving average: 4.5km/h
  • Overall average: 3.4km/h
  • Max speed: 10.5km/h

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Jez,

If you ever get back to walking around Waterfall Gully again, maps are available for your GPS now. There's still a few trails to finish, but mostly complete now...

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-34.9686&lon=138.7046&zoom=14&layers=0B0FT

Garmin images here: http://www.osmaustralia.org/garmin.php

Michael

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