"For the 100 milers I would strongly recommend, on the ascent up Quartz Ridge that you keep looking back to check your bearings for the return leg – especially if you plan on doing this in the dark.

It will be very dark with just about no moonlight so please ensure that you have a really good torch, I recommend 2 – one in the hand and one on the head.

The main concern I have, if the weather is hot, is being able to get access into Ropers Hut – may just be a minimal amount of water here for the 100mile runners before they turn around and head back down to Big River. 

Upper Big River is crossable without getting your feet wet, lots of snakes around."


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