Three walkers tackled the ascent from Smiths Road Ingledene up to the Clear Range on day 9 of the Walk the Border ACT.
The cool morning was welcome as the group passed through rural lands on the 400 metre vertical ascent up to the range.
Breaks on the way up gave opportunities to appreciate the broad views on both side of the ridge.
The walking was a combination of on and offtrack walking with some solid bits of scrub to ensure some patches of very slow going. Some very pretty dry schlerophyll forest covered the top of the range.
Throughout the day however we encountered feral deer and horses and evidence of pig damage countered by some great bird sightings and many wallabies and kangaroos.
An example of a stock yard was an unexpected find.
A long day with 24.4 kms of walking and 1363m of ascent and 990m of descent.
Great walking with Alex H and Tom T and fabulous support from Jeff M.