Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lacuna Sabbath Death March

Mrs & Mrs Duck Herder went on a marvelous adventure yesterday. We walked along the Stockyard Spur from Corin Dam up to the top of the Brindabella Range to Pryors Hut (nestled between Mt Ginini and Mt Gingera) and back again. Yep, ALL the way up, and ALL the way down again. Weather = perfect. Smiles = BIG.

But golly it was so beautiful up there in the mountains.
My beloved knows that I get much less stressed out in the middle of nowhere if he tells me that yes, the GPS has plenty of batteries. Not like that other time when we were stuck out in the middle of Wollemi NP after dark with our bikes and the batteries went flat.......

As you can see from the blue line, we did a BIG climb up onto the spur but after that is it gently undulating and brain crunchingly beautiful. The walk took us about 6 hours including stops and a picnic lunch looking out into the brindabella valley. Total 800 meters of climbing all up. There would have been more photos except those batteries went flat after 2 shots. The forest is recovering really well after the 2003 fires (finally). I love it up there.
Luckily we got home intime to meet Mr BVVF to take ownership of some more yummy Berkshire bacon and ham. hmmmmmmm.

6 comments:

LS said...

That's a serious walk. Well done to you both. It's great to get out and spend time in the bush. Something that I would like to more of myself one day when the house is finished.

sherdie said...

Yay! You both look so happy! Well, you look happy, mr dh looks pleased to have control of the gps.

Marla said...

How awesome! I can see why you like it.

Jacqui said...

Look at our happy Ducks!! What a great walk. I always pester M. about going to the Brindabellas every time we go to Canberra but so far, have never been up there. Now I have a MAP and a PATH and proof that it is A GOOD THING TO DO! Thanks :) Lovely to see your beautiful smiling face too. Have a good week x Hee hee the word verificationi is worio...as in GPS not working!

The Duck Herder said...

yup, ONCians are very lucky to have these gorgeous mountains so close. And they hardly look steep at all on google earth......

Jacqui it is a LOVELY thing to do! Let me know if you need a Sherpa!

Jacqui said...

What's going on at Ducky HQ? Too much saba? How're the bees? We miss you Ducky - hope all is well x