I failed today's mission to walk 16km with a 16kg pack. I have to do this as a fitness assessment for a hike I'm going on in December. I was keen to climb Grey Mountain which is the tallest peak (830m) that we can see across the Huon from our house. In good weather there should be pretty good views too. Unfortunately I picked the wrong half of the day to do it. Started out in thick fog (very atmospheric and pleasant) and ended up 30 minutes later trudging in bucketing down rain, and finally blocked by several large pools of water across the track that I couldn't cross. After 2 hours walking I got nowhere near the distance I needed to. Now I somehow have to find time to do it again in the next few weeks, which won't be easy.
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