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When we walked up Mount Tennent using the fire trail we saw a junction with a trail leading to Bushfolds Flat. We’d never heard of Bushfolds Flat but decided to return to investigate. We walk during school hours and it’s a 1 hour drive each way so we only have about 4 hours of walking time and like to challenge ourselves to maximise distance walked.
Two weeks ago we followed the fire trail again and this time turned left towards Bushfold Flat. Instantly the gradient changed from steep to almost flat and it was a pleasure to walk across green meadows with dozens of kangaroos silently observing us.
We had a quick look in the hiking hut and continued a couple more kilometers.
We didn’t know where we were headed and realised that we needed to keep an eye on the time but we decided to take a right turn up onto the mountain and join the Australian Alps walking trail.
We climbed steadily and steeply on a nice bush track winding our way up and eventually approached the top. It was very tranquil and we didn’t encounter another person the whole time. We took a short rest at a junction with a trail leading to the summit of Mount Tennent, then descended the way we had come.
We walked fairly fast and felt pretty comfortable especially because a part of the fire trail is on the lovely Bushfolds Flat. We were intrigued by the thought of making it a loop track and felt compelled to return another time to go all the way to the summit.