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by Alan Heap
What a great day it was on Saturday. Many thanks for the effort which had gone into putting out the water etc. For some one like myself who runs mostly on their own it was a real delight to find a group of like minded idiots.
Friendships were formed as we trotted along the Anderson Fire trail, exchanging snippets of our personal lives and epics of past runs. My plan had been to take the 45Km Pikers Option but when we arrived at the Hospital on King's Table Land road, and after being revived by jelly beans courtesy of the beautiful Diana, I decided to join the others on the Mt Solitary leg.
We trotted down into the Jameson and began the assault on Mt Solitary. Our merry band became fragmented from here and the climb was just as grueling as everybody had said. But after that everything else felt easy. Flying across the top of Mt Solitary, but taking time to smell the Baronia. What a great day, it really was the top of the world.
Over the Ruined Castle (I'm sure the smart guys ahead had found a route around the side but what views they missed!). Into the cool shadows of the forest beneath the Katoomba cliffs.
I could not find the water drop at the bottom of the Golden Stare Case, but never mind 3 o'clock saw me in the Paragon Cafe tucking into a double helping of tea, apple pie, cream and ice cream.