The weather was sunny and hot but great, with absolutely no bugs at our location. Dan Burns loaned us his Kubota side-by-side which Tom used to deliver people and supplies to the site. We logged 150 hikers through the day and, being only 2 km from the finish, every one of them was delighted to find a place to rest with slices of watermelon, desert sweets and cold water waiting for them. Almost as exciting was the chance to use a spotless outhouse close by. We went through 9 watermelons, piles of cookies baked by the ladies of the LMSG (thanks out to Beth, Rachel, Laurie and Paula) and countless water bottle fill-ups. All the hikers were nuts over the watermelon and snacks but a real show stopper was Paula’s Frozen Grapes on a Stick!
Thanks Tom, Cara, Paula and Wayne for helping the hikers and giving them something more to remember about their trip.
The 7 lady hikers posing for me in the group shot are hoping we post the picture on our website so “they can make a copy and have it forever!”.
Photos and article submitted by Barrie Elliott, landowner along the Maitland River