A very pleasant pre-Christmas tramp
Easby Park - Marsden Valley crossover – Saturday 15 December 2018
Although on the day unable to come
Alison’s clear planning helped ever-y-one.
She’d dotted the i-s and crossed the t-s
A short local crossover trip it must be
Leaving most of the afternoon free.
From Easby Park five climbed a steady incline
To rest at the Forest Lookout with view sublime
To chat with the ranger keen to share the news
Three runners 14 circuits were attempting to run
The height of Mt Everest from here in the sun.
From Marsden Valley four trampers chugged up
Enjoying estuarine views and a brew in a cup
From a paraglider pilot they heard the news
GPS transponders had altered the game
Higher and longer flights now in the frame.
Nine trampers now traversed Barnicoat Range
Undulating forest road – or flat for a change
They thought and they talked in the hot sun
To meet in the middle, enjoy a chat and a laugh
Swap car keys, continue on – and then home for a bath!
Times: About 1 hour 15 minutes up or down and 2 hours along the top. About 5 hours overall. Colin