Showing posts from January, 2018

Not Boronia Moor

Wed 31 January 2018 It seemed that it may be reasonable, but there had not been enough sun to sufficiently dry the vegetation from the overnight rain.  This made pushing through scrub for 500 metres an unenticing prospect, so walking to Boronia Moor was replaced with a trip along the track to river flowing out of Lake Dobson and back. We looked up at the horizon, after finishing lunch in pleasant sunshine on Kangaroo Moor, and saw dark clouds approaching. Showers arrived soon after departure and remained for most of the walk back to the car.  Snow gums Kangaroo Moor Mountain Heath-myrtle, Alpine Baeckea Baeckea gunniana   Kangaroo Moor More photos at this link.

Cliffs But No Flora

Floras Falls Expedition Number Two Wednesday 24 January 2018 After the attempt to find Floras Falls in November I had put the falls way off in the back of my mind, thinking that was probably it.  However, Adrian gave some more thought then worked out another possible location. Yellow Cliffs from Glen Dhu cliffs A warm day was predicted, but the morning was really a most pleasant temperature. After an hour we departed the track through bush burnt in the Molesworth fire of February 2013. We had walked about 300 metres into the bush and were quite surprised to come upon a hut ruin. The outline was obvious and the rocks making up the chimney end were standing to shoulder height and one part at head height.  A sandstone hearth was intact and apparently in good order. Scattered bits of tin and a water tank lay nearby.  Another surprise was a beer can that had been placed on a branch and a yellow tape tied to a tree, indicating a quite recent visitor. Old hut site From her

Mount Crooke

Friday 5 January 2018 View of Lakes Seal and Webster from Mount Crooke Windy Moor The first part of the walk to Windy Moor is so familiar to us all, but never loses its attraction though. Once the middle of the moor crossing was reached we left the track and walked to the waterholes, which had ample water in them, and then located the main drainage creek of the area.  There was a little concern that it might be starting to dry up, which would make the planned camping there for the track workers due to start building a boardwalk there in February a bit dicey, however the creek had quite a good flow. Creek and pond on Windy Moor It was so nice there that a morning drink break was taken, before heading down Windy Moor to Davis River. Mostly the ground was reasonable to walk on and it is scenic with well-spaced Richea and other bushes together with the surrounding wooded ridges and hills. Richea scoparia Windy Moor Mount Crooke lies beyond the vall