The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

Gudgenby Saddle Bushbash

On Monday I set off for a little adventure from my cousin’s place in Canberra. For the past couple of weeks I have been madly running around catching up with people and playing with my nieces and nephews so a night in the bush was in order to restore a little energy and sanity.

Starting from the Yankee Hat car park in Namadgi National Park I headed out along the Old Boboyan Rd up to the Naas Vally. The valley is an stunning sub alpine area about 1100m above sea level. Formerly grazed it has wide open spaces that are packed full of roos intersperced with beautiful gum trees and nursery swamps.

I managed to find a clearing free of overhanging droppers about 1km from my intended destination for the day and set up camp. I was using my new alpine hammock for the first time and I can’t say how glad I was to be able to hang it up between trees over the relatively rough ground. It tool a while to get the hammock set right but once it was stable and in the right place I had a great nights sleep watching both sunset and sunrise from my bed!

Tuesday was a shorter but much harder day as I bush bashed my way up to Gudgenby Saddle and along the ridge back towards the car. The scrub up to the saddle and along the ridge was mostly okay, but some sections were dense and required pushing through with my hands in front of my face. Fun times.









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