Red Rocks & Cold Water
Distance: 16.2 km
Time: 1 hr 37 mins 27 secs
Rate: 6' 01" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 20 degrees, humidity 30%, wind light NW 15 kmph
Week: 28.8 km, Sept: 67.7 km, Year: 3189.2 km
I checked out the track from Pine Is towards Kambah Pool as far as Red Rocks Gorge today. It's a walking track along the edge of the Murrumbidgee River, but has been in disrepair recently from heavy rain, some erosion & wombat holes.
The local rangers have done a good job in bringing the track to a usable condition. Some redirection of the track and much improved surface has meant only a few rocky parts. It's a good training place, well away from others and plenty of variety of terrain.
I stopped for 10 minutes at Pine Is beach on the way back to test the coldness of the river, it's still very cold indeed. This meant only 30 seconds in with a minute or two out, before a repeat a couple of times. Only went in to mid thigh depth, too cold to go any deeper.
Another month or so, and good recovery can be done on a regular basis to prevent muscle soreness.
A really nice day, warm and calm, felt Ok. It's finally coming back.