We hadn't definitely planned for a fourth day (i.e. third night), so we were using left-overs and emergency rations...
Lovely waking up to mist in a cave. Did have to get up once in the night for a wee and was surprised that I couldn't see very well, then realised it was due to the mist. Anyway... full water pots, Perry had no trouble getting the fire going and an odd breakfast of Spanish Rice and a sesame bar for me; Perry had left-over muesli and Spanish Rice.
Filled up with fluids, replaced wood [for next users] and headed. Very bizarre how quickly, almost without realising it, we were on top [of the Plateau]. Actually we didn't realise initially as we'd come up the alternative way and it was quite gentle and hadn't even seen the other [The GPS track log makes this clear: you can load it into Google Earth].
We of course were quite dry, camped as we were in a cave (over-hang really)... until we started walking and the bush saw how we'd missed out on our dousing overnight and took pity on us and sprayed us with water as often as it could as we brushed past
Walked at quite a brisk pace seeing some great views of the mist rising. Gorgeous bird call I wasn't familiar with a single note trill. Simply rich and gorgeous. Orchids on rocks with some flowers but blue ones on Plateau closed up.
Lovely to get back and find the wee car fully intact. Spot wet from the bushes we walked past. Very happy to change into totally different clothes, get into jandals and light the billy!
Today's walk was such an easy walk in the end! Wonderful to finish so fresh and quickly. In the end we were very close and it was just a day's walk back (even though we did start late).
Since being back we've drunk lots of tea, had lunch (Cup-a-Soup and bread), unpacked our gear and re-packed the car. Wandered around "our domain": such a wonderful spot!
|This day's walk can be followed (almost step-by-step) in the Scotts Main Range Loop Web Album. Be sure to view the Slideshow and the photos on a map, you can even download them into Google Earth!|
Moving Time: 1:13
Stopped Time: 0:20
Moving Average: 3.6 km/h
Overall Average: 2.9 km/h
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