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.
On the way to Woods Reserve on the first day out of Canberra. Here we see Doug and Silke, my companions for this trip.
The start of the Namadgi National Park leg of the trip.
The bottom of Smokers Trail where it crosses the Orroral River - really just a creek at this point.
As I said, really just a creek here.
Heading towards the Cotter River.
The headwaters of the Cotter River.
Cotter fire trail near the southern end of Namadgi.
Crossing a creek on the Cotter fire trail.
Noonameena hut on the NSW/ACT border.
Here we are at Yaouk (pronounced Yie-ack as far as I know). The further south we go the greener it gets.
Yaouk seems to specialise in recycling old appliances as road signs. The next farm along uses an old fridge for their sign.
The flat bit of Yaouk.
In case you didn't know, you can go trout fishing near Adaminaby.
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.
Another view of the burnt trees near Kiandra.
A great spot for lunch beside the highway at Kiandra.
The sunrise from my tent at Three Mile Dam.
Orchards near Batlow.
On the highway to Tumut.
A strange rest area beside the road from Tumut to Wee Jasper.
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.
Leaves floating on the water at our lunch spot on the way to Wee Jasper.
The final descent to the Wee Jasper camping area.
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.