Monday, November 21, 2011

A 6-hour hike

Waterfall Gully in South Australia is a popular work out place for fitness buffs because of its challenging trails. These trails are very steep and one of them leads to the Mount Lofty Summit--a 4-kilometer steep hike.

The trail is sometimes slippery and narrow. It can also be very crowded with people running downhill as it is easier for the legs.
But instead of taking the old path, we decided on walking an extra 5 kilometers to the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens. It was crazy but I think it made our walk more exciting. We saw a bandicoot, skinks and a few black cockatoos. We also walked amongst butterflies!
Then we reached the botanic garden but  Steven was already exhausted. Instead of roaming around for two hours, we just settled for a one-hour tour of the place. I was very hesitant to leave the greenery and the ducks.

And down we went back to the car park. By then, we had walked around 24 kilometers, consumed 4 liters of water and sucked on half a dozen of Kopikos. And we forgot to put on sun cream so we were both burnt.