Cath and I headed out to Shepherds Lookout for a change of scenery intending to do a loop around Uriarra. We paused at the lookout to soak up the beautiful view of the Murrumbidgee, noting a lone runner making their way along a track on the northside. Never contemplating going that way, we decided next time we would investigate and go exploring.
Continuing on the the single track, we descended the steep slope to the Molonglo river. What we didn't anticipate was the water flowing over the walkway! Bravely we took our shoes off and decided to wade across, however we soon realised that the water was deeper than expected and flowing quickly plus it was extremely cold so we pulled the plug!
Our feet appreciated the warmth of our socks and shoes as we discussed possible options. There were only two and both involved ascending the steep slope we had just come down! At the top we decided to try to locate the trail that the runner we saw from the lookout was on and follow it.
On the trail back towards the carpark, we climbed the fence and cut through a bush section before stumbling across the vehicle track. It meandered through a paddock and down to the Murrumbidgee river. We ran adjacent to the river before retracing our steps. It was definitely a lovely chance finding and we intend to explore further on this side at a later date.