One Mile Track leads up to to the Gondola on Bob's Peak.
It is the steepest walk I have done this week.
The start of the trail looks easy enough.
Come, walk with me.
Just beyond the entrance to the trail is the One Mile Power station.
Visits inside can be arranged but today I have other plans.
A set of steps takes me directly to steep, uneven ground. I don't mind because exposed root systems like these are great for my preparation for hiking on bush tracks.
If you look carefully at the centre tree trunk you will see an orange triangular blaze.
I follow that trail...
'I once was lost, and now am found'
Do I get anxious hiking on my own?
No, I am content in 'my own skin' and I like the solitude.
There is a mystery in being on a journey, even a short journey.
I have missed the quiet daily retreats under my motorcycle helmet.
But...I am happy having company, too.
In 2004 I was given an Outward Bound Course as a gift. I learned many things.
Among them that I was capable of accepting challenges and of assessing risk.
This trail is low risk territory.
The trail leads to more steps...
Bright splashes of color catch my eye.
ADVrider readers will recognise speedojosh.
Coronet Peak ski field is in the distance.
Ahhhh, lovely petunias. Reminscent of the flowers in Anchorage, Alaska
Back to the lake shore.
Another day when the people I meet on the trail are all overseas tourists.
I love their enthusiasm for this place.
I love their interest in lots of ideas I suggest in my role as 'tour guide'.
I am glad they chose to visit this slice of paradise and I wish them well and safe travels.