Showing posts from May, 2012

Trestle Mountain

Mountain River Route Wednesday 16 May 2012 Perhaps the only advantage of going to Trestle Mountain via the Mountain River track is the fact that a site with the exotic weed Broom can be checked, unless you count walking steeply uphill for 2 hours as a desirable feature. As reported by Bruce C a couple of weeks prior, there were numerous small plants there together with plenty of Broom cotyledons. On the return walk we did pull a few out, but decided that a trip dedicated to the task was warranted, and by then the tiny ones would be bigger and easier to spot and remove. Just above this spot we did make a surprising discovery of a very recently cut diversion around a fallen tree. The reason why we found it a surprise was that it was easy to walk under the tree, only requiring a gentle ducking of the head. What had promised to be a fairly sunny day did not materialise and cloud hung around and was particularly felt on the top of Trestle. So much so that lunch was taken back down