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Days 4 and 5: the decathlon continues

The next two days follow much the same pattern of early starts, a short ride up to the trail head, followed by substantial walks up into Finch-hatton Gorge to survey at my standard sampling sites.  For access we use the … Continue reading

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Day 3: daily decathlon commences

Day 3: the decathlon commences: Event 1: Try to get as much sleep as possible on a constantly-deflating thermarest.  This is not as bad as it sounds if you approach it with vey low expectations of comfort, from there, the … Continue reading

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Day 2 continued: Platypus Bushcamp

Arriving in Finch-Hatton Gorge after our first 70 km of ride was a palpable relief.  Turning of the main road east of the township and leaving the traffic behind, we crossed cattle creek in the waning afternoon light, and winding … Continue reading

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Day 2: Mackay to Finch-Hatton Gorge

Day 2:  Woke at about 6 am am in the delightful Central Caravan Park, to the insistent cries of Blue-faced Honeyeaters and the tooting of Peaceful Doves… still audible over the rumble of passing traffic. My exped mattress was deflating … Continue reading

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