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Hiking with Liz

A few months ago, Liz and I hiked Joyners Ridge Road in D’Aguilar National Park. Today we decided to turn the “tough-o-meter” dial a bit harder, and hiked Lightline Road and Cabbage Tree Range Road.

It started out innocuously enough, with a long descent along Lightline Road and Job 6 Road. Job 6 Road? Who ever heard of naming a road after a book of the bible that talks about anguish and misery? (Is it really that steep?) Or was it the next job on the sheet after Job 5 when the forestry people were building roads?

Branch Creek
After 8km we reached the bottom of the walk at Branch Creek.

Cabbage Tree Range Road
Neil
Liz
And they lived happily ever after...
From there it’s a long steep 6km walk to the top of Cabbage Tree Range Road.

Jinbarra was here
Hollow Tree
The last bit of the walk was along Dundas Road, which has some beautiful old Brush Box trees, one of which I think has some great scars of Aboriginal origin.

All up 17km with over 1,000m ascent, and 3100 cal. About 7.5 out of 10 on the tough-o-meter, mostly because of the climb up Cabbage Tree Range Road.

2 comments to Hiking with Liz

  • Adam Russell

    Hi Neil
    Love reading your blog. Am trying to conquer Mt Nebo at the moment. Nearly have got to the top via South Boundary Rd from The Gap. Hopefully will do it next ride. Will then try another one of your rides after Nebo is ticked off.
    Cheers
    Adam

    • Good on ya, Adam 🙂
      South Boundary to Mt Nebo is hard work.
      I’m no training expert, but I think the key thing is to keep riding, and to keep attempting hills that push your boundaries a bit.
      Eventually you find that the hills shrink, and you can go further.
      Thanks for reading.
      Neil

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