18 Jan. Another 07:30 to 18:45 day covering 18 km with about 1200m of climb, but I did spend an hour or so on the tops as the views were so amazing and there was signal for post uploading. I also spent a 2 hour lunch break at Hunters Hut to avoid some of the heat and recharge the body for the afternoon track to Porters Creek.
The terrain changed today. This area is called Redhills due to the rock colour. The rocks are pushed up from the earth’s mantel and are low in minerals for plant life, so the vegetation is very different. The trail was very rocky with quite a few bolder fields to climb through.
At Porters Creek Hut tonight are Stefan, Freya Anise, and Holger from Germany.
It was a hot day and I got through about 4 litres of water. Fortunately I didn’t have to carry it all as I crossed so many streams andI filled my water bottle as I went. I don’t bother filtering or purifying, but about half the walkers do. I haven’t had any problems from stream water in the 7 years in the outdoors here, so let’s hope I stay lucky.
Chilli-con-carne with mash tonight. Still tastes good. 😊