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Bush walk – Mount Tennent via Bushfolds Flat in the Spring

Today my husband and I took the opportunity for a bush walk together. I ran in a 10km fun run on Sunday without training so I have been hobbling around with regular exclamations of pain since then. Fortunately my soccer team failed to reach the finals (which are played this week) so at least I was given a reprieve from playing. So, I was conflicted about whether to walk or not but with an international trip imminently approaching we decided to go anyway. We wanted to push ourselves so we returned to Mount Tennent via Bushfolds Flat again. Last time we walked it in the Autumn and you can read about it here.

Recent rain made the creek crossing deeper than normal but I was fortunate to get a piggy back ride across!

Recent rain made the creek crossing deeper than normal but I was fortunate to get a piggy back ride across!

There are several termite mounds near the track

There are several termite mounds near the track

I love the trunks of these majestic eucalyptus trees

I love the trunks of these majestic eucalyptus trees

The first part of the climb was relentless but quite gentle in slope and we powered along. We stopped several times to admire the forest, kangaroos, spiders and views and it wasn’t until we were on the steepest section of the climb that my sore feet felt like I had large rocks in my shoes and my calf muscles started to shout more loudly. I was tempted to turn back but that wouldn’t have been any fun so we persevered to the top and we were rewarded with lovely views as clouds moved across the sky.

We stopped to watch this beautiful spider

We stopped to watch this beautiful spider

If you squint you can just see snow on the mountains in the far distance

If you squint you can just see snow on the mountains in the far distance

View from the top of Mount Tennent

View from the top of Mount Tennent

This gorgeous young man didn't want me to come too close to him.

This gorgeous young man didn’t want me to come too close to him.

MyTracks app output with Google Map

MyTracks app output with Google Map

Data from MyTracks app

Data from MyTracks app

We were 8 minutes slower than last time and considering the muscle pain that I endured that doesn’t seem too bad!

Elevation and speed v time from MyTracks app

Elevation and speed v time from MyTracks app

Other walks this year

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/bush-walk-tidbinbilla-visitors-centre-to-camels-hump/

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/walk-from-lake-burley-griffin-to-mount-ainslie/

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/bush-walk-centenary-trail-mt-ainslie-and-mt-majura/

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/walk-lake-burley-griffin/

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/bush-walk-aranda-black-mountain-botanic-gardens/

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/bush-walk-mount-tennent-via-bushfolds-flat/

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/bush-walk-bushfolds-flat/

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/bush-walk-mt-tennent-via-the-fire-trail/

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/bush-walk-camels-hump/

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/bush-walk-mt-tennent/

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3 comments on “Bush walk – Mount Tennent via Bushfolds Flat in the Spring

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