A Variation on Collins Cap
Tuesday 11 October 2022
|Rock formations on the ridge towards Collins Cap
I had two walks in mind for the Western Wellingtons and had been tossing up between a skyline traverse of Trestle Mountain and Collins Cap with a variation thrown in, with the latter being chosen
After the at times steepish track from Myrtle Forest to the junction with the old Glen Dhu track we followed it for about 800m passing a section of delightful bushland of myrtles, correas and numerous waratah bushes. On reaching the high point along it we veered off up the slope eventually reaching a section of boulders leading to the ridge top. This was followed for 100 metres before reaching the track to the summit.
The return walk was on the regular route.
The walk was not too scrubby nor the boulders very difficult and was close on 7 kilometres for the day. It was 3.6k and took 2:30 to get to the top, whereas the return was 3.4k but only 1:40.
|Ttestle Mountain, Marian and Charles
|Yellow Cliffs from Cap
|Heading along ridge top