Maroondah Dam Trail 30/50km
Posted 06 February 2004 - 05:10 AM
He is keen to recruit a few more helpers.
If you can help, please contact him on 9885 2544 or email@example.com
A lovely day out in one of the countries prized beauty spots is assured
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Posted 06 February 2004 - 08:13 PM
Posted 07 February 2004 - 03:01 AM
I thought that part of track was in pretty good shape last Wed when I ran it. I'm surprised they needed to grade it. :unsure:
I had visions of the Maroondah Dam track up to Mt Saint Leonard being very rocky, something similar to the trail in the Warrumbungles (NSW), but found it was a lot smoother to run on. The Warrumbungle marathon last October was quite difficult to get footing with lots of rocks (up and down hill).
Posted 07 February 2004 - 01:05 PM
Posted 07 February 2004 - 05:28 PM
Posted 07 February 2004 - 05:48 PM
I was driven out by the ranger and details taken....I am expecting to hear more about it.
Posted 08 February 2004 - 05:08 PM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 11:30 AM
There are certainly at lot of variations to the main road 11/12 route. I did see other walking tracks near the water tank but didn't want to stray for fear of getting lost. Didn't have a map and 1st time to the area. Certainly will be back there for more variations as I am getting bored of my trail routes around home.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 11:38 AM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 12:35 AM
Lebusqep....It was not that simple, a few things in the lead up has me firmly believing that I was stalked and set up for the kill, so to speak. The rangers vehicle was parked behind a tree with the engine off and the ranger himself was hovering beside one of the water tanks on a bend. There is much more to this story but I shall tell you face to face sometime down the track.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 01:09 AM
I know a few people been hit with fines in the Blue Mtns area in NSW (mainly parts of the Warragamba catchment). You need to read the signs carefully. Some of them allow foot access (running is ok) but MTB definitely not. Most people get done for MTB and the signs are VERY obvious so hard to wriggle out of it. I had heard that some areas previously open to pedestrians have been shut off entirely due to terrorist paranoia fer gawd's sake!
Posted 09 February 2004 - 01:15 AM
I can't believe you couldn't out run the beer swilling porky guts ranger!
In a similar situation I found some skillful navigation down rabbit tracks leaves the rangers dumbfounded!
I believe the penalty these days is $500 and 3 week ban from the park where the offence took place.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 02:38 PM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 06:55 PM
UP run took 1hr 50min (some walking), DOWN run took 1hr 17min. A bit overcast this morning which prevented views, but certainly an easier run than last week. Must be close to 30k all up from the Dam wall to the summit and return.
Topographical maps Juliet North and South is what you are after.
Didn't see the ranger but did see a 4 wheel drive today lurking around the trails. I think I'll stick to the main trail to avoid getting any fines.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 07:05 PM
Give me a shout if you head up there anytime midweek again, I may join you.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 08:02 PM
Upon reaching the GATE to the summit of Mt Saint Leonard, do you actually run up to the summit (ie. the tower) or just continue down the road, ending up to road 11 turnoff left?
The course description only says ".. from the gate go over Mt Saint Leonard", it doesn't say how or whether to go to the tower?
Posted 09 February 2004 - 08:56 PM
Posted 10 February 2004 - 11:25 AM
Didn't see the rough rocky trail, only the smooth road to the tower.
Unlikely to get back to Mt St Leonard this week, legs probably need a break from it anyway. Smaller undulating runs near home over the next week.
Posted 10 February 2004 - 02:06 AM
Posted 10 February 2004 - 03:00 AM
Posted 10 February 2004 - 03:11 AM
Tomorrow will be a few hours on the St. Leonard trail....a final hill run before I struggle through Maroondah Dam number 10
Posted 14 February 2004 - 09:23 PM
Posted 15 February 2004 - 01:16 AM