Showing posts from June, 2021

Mount Dromedary

Tuesday 22 June 2021 A bushwalk that climbs to a plateau area that was selectively logged many years ago but is now not unpleasant country. It finishes in a steady and moderately steep climb to the summit. As noted on the previous visit in 2016 some sections had plenty of vegetation growing in the track, but nothing too overgrown to require much pushing through. Prior to the day, I had heard that access was now more difficult as a house is going to be built that would block the way. It was understood the owner was friendly enough and was agreeable to a reroute being put in. However, access was still possible at this stage. What will happen is uncertain and it may well be that a different way in will be needed in the near future. We decided to take the slightly longer but drier route in, but went on the alternative for the return leg. Although there was plenty of water about on the lower track, it was easy enough to avoid getting wet feet. The ascent on the bush track to Moun

Grasstree Hill

Tuesday 15 June 2021 I was in a quandary about the location for a walk. After a long spell of being stuck inside because of the poor weather, it was finally predicted to be fine although cloudy. Initially I thought of Sand River and the cliffs not visited last time, but then worried about the amount of water that might be in the river, although it is more like a creek that far up. Collins Cap via a circuit using Glen Dhu enticed, until I though of the three occasions that the creek must be crossed each way. I checked New Town Rivulet and that was up so decided that a circuit walk starting in Catchpole Gully in the Meehan Range would be a safer option. It turned out to be a cloudy but fine day and reasonably mild. After the gentle climb through Catchpole Gully it then became steep for the ascent to Grasstree Hill. Return was by a much gentler route with quite a bit of it on a bulldozed track and then the wide gravel fire trail to the north west end of Risdon Brook Dam. We st