Dave Byrnes' Adventures

Alpine Track - 1983
Overview     Diary
Day: 004
Date:

Friday, 9 December 1983

Start:

Black River

Finish:

Mt McKinty

Daily Kilometres:

25.2

Total Kilometres:

99.0

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Journal:

Woke up at 5:45am, but slow to get underway because of repacking scroggin.  Retraced steps for 0.5km and took the right track down to Black River.  Finally crossed for last (fifth) time at 9:00am after one hour of following faint track along and in the river (1.2km).  Ever watchful for snakes.  Fell over once.  After final crossing, stripped off, had dip, and washed socks and undies freezing cold, leeches.  Then set off up faint track to Mt Shillinglaw tough climb.  Then to Mt Skene Lookout another tough climb.  Pleasant sunny warm day.  Then descent to Mt Sunday Track.  More ups and downs.  Treated more blisters at lunch.  Feet very very sore.  Shoulders better since using waist strap.  Saw echidna.  Filled water bottles at trickle stream.  Camped at top of Mt McKinty at 8:10pm just as clouds rolled in.  Legs very tired - climbed altogether 2200m (7000ft) today.

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