First task....checking out the start of the Penguin to Cradle trail. After a small detour to visit Santa the Penguin, we discovered the start of the trail out the back of Penguin. A false start took us to what looks like an awesome MTB park, but alas, we weren’t there to ride! Check....yes, its a real trail, with real signs, what a relief!
After several mumbles of “this is going to be boring to run on”, we stumbled across the train line...wouldn’t it be awesome to avoid the Bass Hwy, and run through the fields? A quick google, and Bingo! Its a dis-used railway line from Smithton to Burnie! Running along the railway sleepers for nearly 100kms could get interesting, but hey, it sure beats dodging the trucks on the highway! Winner!
After picking up the planned trail again at Derwent Bridge (the end of the Overland Track), we were off in search for an unmarked track that would take us down the east bank of Lake King William.
TO BE CONTINUED.......Blizzards, floods and bush bashing...