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Sunday, March 14, 2004

Black Hill - Rakia - 14th March 2004

Uncle Roddus Tramping diary: Tramp No. 42
Black Hill, Rakia - 14 march 2004

Five CTC trampers took on this challenge of a harder trip to climb another 2000M+ peak, with this Black Hill being the one on the true right of The Rakia River. We left the car about 9:45am and followed the four wheel drive track around the back of the quarry and Redcliff hill before the tackling the steep climb up the ridge behind Redcliff. Uncle Roddus was soon left well behind by some of the fastest in the club and didn't catch them again until after lunch and the making of the summit. After this we dropped off down a scree, although I am not quite sure where now, but we ended up in the creek just south of the summit, from where we followed that down to the hut and then back along the four wheel drive track to the car. According to my diary we walked about 18KM, although I'm not sure of the exact route now, but to do 18KM, we may have headed round to point 1971 before dropping down into the creek, other wise, if we came straight off the summit, we may have only walked about 16KM. With a height gain from the road of about 1600M, this was a fairly big day. Got back to the cars around 5:30PM.

This is the only photo I have from this trip. Thats me in the red, on the summit. It seems my camera must have been out of action for this group of trips, or they were so fast that I didn't have time to take any pictures.

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