Mt Rob Roy & Beyond
Distance: 40.15 km
Time: 4 hrs 57 mins 36 secs
Rate: 7' 24" per km
Altitude gain/loss: 910 metres
Weather: cloudy, light drizzle, temp all day 6 degrees, humidity 95%, wind calm
Week: 104.85 km, June: 46.00 km
Year: 2109.9 kms in 22 weeks at ave 95.9 kms
This was the 45 th time I have reached the summit. Hardly Mt Everest, but it doesn't get any easier especially in today's weather conditions.
The actual summit where the trig is located is about 250 metres off to the left of the main track & not in view. It's a bit of a rough goat track to reach it, so unless someone new is with us, we don't go visit.
Today I had the company of Softshoe, Princess Muscles & her friend plus one very tired dog, on lead of course.
The low cloud and drizzle prevented the normal wonderful views over the Tuggeranong Valley especially from Big Monks where on a good day, the hang gliders take off.
We ran behind the suburbs of Banks & Gordon after coming off the mountain. Then along the river track between Point Hut and Pine Is. Then up to near the town centre, on to Monash, Calwell shops and back home.
A toughish day out, not as bad as it looked like before setting out at 7:30 in the morning. Good to get a long distance training run done in the conditions. I hope winter is more kind to us for the next 3 months.