Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Planned Itinerary

I have mapped out a broad plan of our (maybe ambitious) schedule. While to the veteran ultrarunner the individual distances may seem conservative much of the terrain is mountainous and rough and we will be carrying far more gear than on the typical ultra. We hope to meet the mothership on all nights except those indicated. This will allow us to go light on most days, while still carrying emergency gear (and perhaps some added weight in Phil's pack to slow him down). The distances vary from book to book and thanks to Spoonmans generosity (access to his extensive library) I have tried to best approximate the track distances. A

1. Walhalla-Thomson Valley Rd 40km 40km
2. Thomson V Rd Jamieson-Licola Rd 52km 92km
3. Jamieson-Licola Rd – The Nobs** 37km 129km
4. The Nobs-East Riley Rd 49km 178km
5. East Riley (Buffalo) Rd-Mt Hotham 44km 222km
6. Mt Hotham-**Maddison Hut Site 42km 264km
7. Maddison Hut Site-Mitta Mitta River 42km 306km
8. Mitta Mitta-Mt Hope Rd 43km 349km
9. Mt Hope Rd-**Cowombat Flats 41km 390km
10. Cowombat Flat-Charlotte Pass 59km 449km
11. Charlotte Pass-**Tumut River 49km 498km
12. Tumut River-Kiandra 58km 556km
13. Kiandra-Blue Waterholes 51km 607km
14. Blue Waterholes-Tharwa 60km 667km

**Denotes camp out nights

6. Pick up night gear at Langford Gap (@30km)
7. Drop night gear at Omeo Hwy (@22km)
9. Night gear at Limestone Rd/Cowombat Tr Jnt(@28km)
10. Drop night gear at Dead Horse Gap (@42km)
11. Pick up night gear at Guthega Power Station (@17km)
13. Access at Port Phillip Fire Trail
14. Access at Orroral Space Station

1 comment:

Karl said...

Guys, Karl here, Team "Bunny Love" Support Crew C2K 2007. Great to see the itinerary. I'm setting off shortly myself, maybe a week in ahead of you (subject to heat wave), so we should cross paths some place before Hotham. I'm targeting a few days less than the 35 day schedule as a traditional bushwalk (albeit the ultralight end of the spectrum). The preparation for this is driving me crazy. Maps, equipment and food coming out my ears.

Wishing you a fantastic run. Lets hope the heat eases up !!