With daylight savings just around the corner, it was time to re-adjust the body-clock and get on with some early-morning caching. Leaving home at 5h30 allowed us to start hiking from Carlon's Farm at 8h00 with an anticipated long day ahead. Walking down Carlon's Creek to Breakfast Creek had us a little peeved as some sort of stinging nettle was in full bloom and impossible to avoid - it only took about 5 minutes for our legs to be showing many many local swellings despite the use of gaitors.
While the light cloud cover reduced the heat from the sun, it did much to increase the humidity. The shortish climb up Blackhorse Ridge made us sweat like pigs on the spit, but once on the top it was go, go, go. A short while later, we stopped for a bite to eat at Mobbs Swamp, and what we'll never understand is that when a path enters a clearing or camp site, it never continues straight on through. Some serious bush-bashing later, we were back on the path and preparing for the climb up Mt Dingo. It seemed like the first real views of the day were from the top of Mt Dingo and they were really worthwhile. Finding the cache was easy, but actually getting our hands on the cache was something quite different - lets just say that I got so close to the rock that Mrs funigalo started to get jealous.
Once the logbook was signed (TNLN), it was easy enough to retrace our steps, but instead of braving the "stingers" again, we opted for the longer fire-trail route back to the car. This route proved substantially shorter in time and is recommended for future cachers. Also, there was no water along the trail and the 8 litres that we carried was just enough to get us to the end.
Overall, it was a great day out as we would never have made the effort to do such a walk to such a great location if there had not been a cache at the end. Thanks for that Rats.