Great Walk Foundation - 11th Year
Diaries Diaries 2010 Day 3 2010

We left sunny Lithgow this morning with some extra motivation as day walkers Ian and Troy turned up to take on the third leg. The weather smiled on us as we took on the hills leaving Lithgow and endured the massive down hill run to Little Hartley. The pain was worth it when we saw the amazing view.

After a long stretch on country roads, we left the tar behind and hit the dirt. There was plenty of talk about how well we had done as we approached the 100km mark. We roped David Crossman in who left with a head start just before we reached Lawson's track. The huge incline silenced all of us as the heavy breathing and the odd groan accompanied a very good effort from all of the team. We took it on as a group and got to the top with a great sense of accomplishment.

We enjoyed a sandwich with our trusty road crew at York's lookout, then ended the day with a reasonably flat walk to the Imperial Hotel at Mt Victoria.

Man of the match today was David Crossman with his brave effort taking on that huge hill with his two new knees, well done Crossy, much respect.