Great day out in the mountains. 5 in total made the run with a support crew of 1 looking after the card table. Spud, Thomas, trailpuddin, Wolfross and myself set off just after 7am.
Two packs formed with Spud, Thomas and me clearing the way and Trailpuddin and Wolfross bringing up the rear.
The climb up Mt. Solitary is steep but with the footholds, very doable. The views on top of Solitary and then over at the railway looking where you have been are great. Plenty of funny looks from the day trippers when 3 sweaty men start pointing out where they have been in the morning.
In total, just short of 40km, with us doing it fairly comfortably in 6:45. Got to halfway at the railway in around 4 hours and then cruised home in just under 3 - got to love the negative splits.
Many thanks to Jill and Ross for the water drop and being there to greet us in the morning. Well done trailpuddin for starting the idea off and coming out to meet up with us. Thanks for the company Tom and Phil, the day was a blast.
I have attached the elevation chart and garmin file. Spud has a few neat photos of us all over the course. Will be back for another hitout around this loop.
Edit: Just added google earth pic. Not sure if the garmin file will work.
PS - 'Just Did It' it clicked after talking to Spud on your identity - classic foot in mouth giving you a run down of the courses. Sorry to have missed you today. Would have been great to have you show us how it is done.
Edited by rodthehornet, 11 October 2008 - 03:54 PM.