Mt Tennent & Bushfold Flats
Distance: 30.6 km
Time: 3 hrs 50 mins 24 secs
Rate: 7' 31" per km
Weather: cloudy, temp range 15-23 degrees, humidity 80% down to 55%, wind calm
Altitude gain/loss: 1550 metres
Calories used: 2780
Week: 123.5 km Jan & Year: 475.1 km
Six of us made the journey to Namadgi Visitor's Centre for today run. That's a very loose term for much walking as well as some running.We went up the Alpine Walking Track to the top of Mt Tennent, down to Bushfold Flats, down to Apollo Road, then back up the fire trail to the top of Mt Tennent a second time, before the dangerous descent down the rocky front trail back to the NVC.
We were not alone today, plenty of bush walkers all on the main front walking track, must have been the day to be out as the weather conditions were good, may be a bit humid.
Nick & myself did the full distance, the others opting out at various points, all making it the top at some stage.
This is a technical trip, plenty of rocks to climb over, plenty of tree branches to trip on. Must be very careful all the time, especially going down hill when tired. But it is good fun. A great day out, a bit hazy on the top so the views were not as clear back over the Tuggeranong Valley as it could be. Luckily there was no wind today.
A trip to the river this afternoon, otherwise tomorrow's monthly handicap will be hard work.
Wild life today, spotted a lyrebird near the top of the mountain, never seen one in the wild before. Mick was just behind me and saw it as well. According to my book on Australian birds, it should be located in this area, but not very often seen, hides in the scrub. Several well fed lizards about as well.