Mt Rob Roy, Tuggie Hill & Thistles
Distance: 34.15 km
Time: 4 hrs 18 mins 36 secs
Rate: 7 ' 34" per km
Altitude gain/loss: 830 metres
Calories used: 2670
Weather: sunny, temp range 14-18 degrees, humidity 55% down to 50%, wind calm rising to NW 10 kmph
Week: 74.55 km, Dec: 127.4 km, Year: 4162.5 km
Run No 39 to the top of Mt Rob Roy since the first one in 2002. It doesn't get any easier however well you know every turn and every steep part of the track.
The up side from the Theodore sub station is much worse than in the past, road works and rain damage has eroded the track. On the down side to the Conder water tank, the dangerous gravel has been replaced with a better bitumen surface. Now at least the chance of slipping is reduced, but it wouldn't be pretty if you " did a CJ".
The other down side is that access to Big Monks is not possible due to head high thistles, big and thick. That's a pity, the view from the hang gliding take off is magnificent.
We did the short circuit over Mt Rob Roy,but included a lap around Tuggeranong Hill over the ridge. Like else where the weeds are taking over the tracks, but the hills are still there.
With Nick feeling the effects of the water in Bali, we short cut through Theodore & Calwell back home, thus shortening our intended distance by a couple of kms.
A nice day out, pleasant conditions with plenty to chat about.