Ha, did the same on the way up from 22 to 10. I looked like an echidna when finally got out of there...
I thought the 22 to 10 bush route was a good time saver
Most of my time loss on 10 was probably overrunning it rather than the bush bash.
I also came out looking like an echidna, from sliding back down the steep dirt embankment at the top, a few times. I had to use the fence to pull myself up to the safety of the footpath! haha