It doesn't look like a big trip on this map, but it's a pretty solid 8 day trip by bicycle. Most days were fairly hilly, and the bit from Three Mile Dam near Kiandra to Tumbarumba involves a big descent and subsequent climb.
Corin dam road 🔗
On the way to Woods Reserve on the first day out of Canberra. Here we see Doug and Silke, my companions for this trip.
Smokers Trail gate 🔗
The start of the Namadgi National Park leg of the trip.
Smokers Trail 🔗
The bottom of Smokers Trail where it crosses the Orroral River - really just a creek at this point.
Orroral River 🔗
As I said, really just a creek here.
To the Cotter 🔗
Heading towards the Cotter River.
Cotter River 🔗
The headwaters of the Cotter River.
Cotter fire trail 🔗
Cotter fire trail near the southern end of Namadgi.
Creek crossing 🔗
Crossing a creek on the Cotter fire trail.
Noonameena hut 🔗
Noonameena hut on the NSW/ACT border.
Yaouk 1 🔗
Here we are at Yaouk (pronounced Yie-ack as far as I know). The further south we go the greener it gets.
Old Yaouk 🔗
Yaouk seems to specialise in recycling old appliances as road signs. The next farm along uses an old fridge for their sign.
Yaouk still 🔗
The flat bit of Yaouk.
From Yaouk to Adaminaby 🔗
Near Adaminaby 🔗
In case you didn't know, you can go trout fishing near Adaminaby.
Large scale fish 🔗
Near Kiandra 1 🔗
On the highway near Kiandra is a stand of tall, dead trees, presumably killed in the 2003 fires. You can see their offspring sprouting in the foreground.
Near Kiandra 2 🔗
Another view of the burnt trees near Kiandra.
A great spot for lunch beside the highway at Kiandra.
Three Mile Dam 🔗
The sunrise from my tent at Three Mile Dam.
Orchards near Batlow.
To Tumut 🔗
On the highway to Tumut.
A strange rest area beside the road from Tumut to Wee Jasper.
Burnt pines 🔗
A burnt pine plantation on the road to Wee Jasper. I presume these were burnt in 2003 around the same time as the trees near Kiandra.
Lunch spot 🔗
Leaves floating on the water at our lunch spot on the way to Wee Jasper.
Near Wee Jasper 🔗
The final descent to the Wee Jasper camping area.
Leaving Wee Jasper 🔗
Heading back to Canberra from Wee Jasper. Lots of smoke haze, hopefully due to hazard reduction burns.
A marked contrast to the green paddocks around Adaminaby, and it's just a bit over 100km further north.