Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Ch.2 The track back to Jenolan

Chapter 2. I left the start at the explorers tree at 9am after my wayward journey from caves house. I was very disappointed to be arriving late. I finally caught Horrie at Megalong and we began our hunt for flesh. As the official grim reapers we knew that there would be victims straggling out along the track. At the cox's river crossing we horsed around in the shallows for the cameras and had a few pics taken there were three runners 5-10 min in front of us and we were closing in. We got to mini just before one of the sagging runners and we made our first kill dressed in our full and horrifying reaper kit as Horrie was the freshest he ran up and grabbed his broken wrist and I joined in in true clockwork orange harmony. Those steel capped trail boots certainly worked a treat. If he hadn't been a strider we probably wouldn't have stopped, But we did stop because there was fresh blood just up the trail, we could almost taste it. We lolled along and caught the next two at the Alum check point.

Two more victims of the Happy Brothers Grim. I think it take a fair bit of mongrel to be a grim reaper. Horries got it I recon Blue dog would have it, I found the first kill difficult but after that it was kinda fun. We were travelling at 7hr 30min pace and travelled for ages before seeing the next poor soul. We'd been chasing him up pluvi (made another kill on top of th pluv) and all while not travelling too fast but maintaining our steady pace. It was a couple of kays before Deviation when we saw him he was hobbling ok on the flat and up the hills but basically was unable to descend. That's what we do, we prey on the sick, ill and injured. Once we were within a couple of hundred metres behind him Horrie ran up and attempted to get his number but he refused to hand it over. I arrived and we stuck the sickles in for a while but he still refused to give in. We read him his rights and he wouldn't quit. Bottom line we couldn't have left him there so I stayed with him and walked it in for the last 12km. What a sad way to end a majestic 98.5km. I arrived and at caves house 15hrs after i had left there after getting only 2hrs of sleep. I was buggered but It was a great hit out.


At 20 March 2007 at 9:04 pm, Blogger 2P said...

Nice work Virtual - I'm guessing that was David Newborn you walked in with - 15 hours aint too shabby for 12 foor - top stuff.

At 21 March 2007 at 6:07 am, Blogger Spud said...

Great work Virtual, it's a thankless job being the grim reaper, nice training for WS.

At 21 March 2007 at 7:39 am, Blogger Tesso said...

Too funny :)

Do they have sweepers at WS???

At 21 March 2007 at 7:02 pm, Blogger Virtual said...

Hey 2P. No it wasnt David. He was way in front. It was someone who had done a number of six foots but only finished under 7hrs twice..

Tesso, Yep they probably do have sweepers. Hopefully I don't encounter them. Brendan

At 22 March 2007 at 5:19 pm, Blogger Hamburglar said...

Walking 12k home after a long day must have seemed like a long way.

Bet you splept well that night!


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