Walk 2 – Cobbler Hill to Tapannappa
Today we trekked through narrow tracks and dense native scrub in Deep Creek Conservation Park. We (me) slipped and slid through narrow muddy tracks, particularly along Aaron Creek. Walking poles are the best invention ever; not to mention the helping hand of others. There were some very tricky, steep sections as we climbed in and out of gullies. Once again Michael caught some spectacular scenery on camera.
I have learnt how incredibly uncoordinated I am, with a certain degree of unfitness 🙂 However, with a month in between walks, there are plenty of opportunities to build up skills and stamina. Without a magic wand, it’s just sheer hard work and a lot of determination. No more lifts for me, the car stays home as much as possible and the sun doesn’t set without a good walk. There will be walks I will miss until I build up my stamina but it’s all part of the adventure 🙂
Training: Ambers Gully
With the Friends of the Heysen, I took this 9 km walk this morning. We climbed uphill on the Yurrebilla Trail to take in the scenic view from the Sugarloaves lookout, then descended via a fire track with views over NE Adelaide. It drizzled lightly but we made it back to the cars before the downpour. Without muddy ground to navigate this was a pleasant Sunday morning walk.