|Crossing the Tumut River below|
The plan was to run an easy 10-15km out-and-back along what I remembered to be a lovely section of the Hume & Hovell Track, following the contours high above the water of picturesque Blowering Dam surrounded by high forested mountains. Unfortunately, little worked out as planned.
|Setting out along the shores of|
|Dealing with bushfire deadfalls|
along the trail.
This was supposed to be the best part of the run, but unfortunately there had been a bushfire in the summer and it was totally different to my memory. Apart from blackened trees and charred leaves and bushes, many trees had fallen across the trail causing us to make frequent stops to clamber around or through the charred trunks and branches. It spoiled the run and we turned back earlier than planned. Although I was very disappointed at the state of the trail, the shorter distance was probably to my advantage. We will both be a bit fresher for tomorrow's planned run, and my chronic injuries should be less painful.