Smythesdale is a small town to the west of the Victorian regional city of Ballarat. The Trailblazers (nice name) are a group of folk, of various ages, who once a week go hiking. Today Ros, even though she's in the midst of respite, drove us down to blaze a trail with a group of wonderful people who had no idea that such a thing as the TrailRider existed.
|Beside the dam on a beautiful day. Craig Thompson in white|
shirt and shades set it all up.
Different Blazers tried out being sherpas. Craig handled the more critical back of the TrailRider. People who love the bush are "natural" potential volunteer sherpas and the volunteer program, when it starts up, will involve grass roots connection with many groups such as the Trailblazers or the mountain bikers at Lysterfield.
|Flats - battery in Craig's car and the|
tyre on the TrailRider