Jake and I encountered some young backpackers on Friday and met up with them the following day to take them on a tour of the Duncan Road. Jake has a far greater knowledge of the area than I, so I was glad to tag along behind in Taistealaí and follow along on tracks I had not explored to places I had not visited, and as alternate routes to familiar places. We showed our new friends one of the old stone huts once occupied by a prospector,some mines, including an abandoned mine now inhabited by bats and the occasional snake that probably hunts them, lake Komaterpillar, Palm Springs, Sawpit Gorge and the Secret Pool. Jake is young, fit and not disabled so he could show our young tourist friends to views I can no longer access.
I had not been on the back road to Komaterpillar before. It was a rough but very beautifully scenic ride. The problem with being the driver is that one cannot take photos until we stop.
We stayed out all day, and in the evening, watched the sunset from the hills above Sawpit. We returned in the dark. Unfortunately I killed a stupid wallaby that hopped out in front of me without looking right, then left, then right again. A sad ending to an otherwise excellent day in superb company.