Showing posts from October, 2021

East Risdon Reserve

Tuesday  26 October 2021   There are a number of tracks in the East Risdon NR and adjoining land. The route chosen was 8.5k and took a shade over 4hours, including lunch. Many of the Euc risdonii were in flower and numerous smaller plants as well, in particular the great quantity of Stackhousia were splendid; I've never seen so many before. The day started out cloudy but eventually it opened to a mostly sunny mild day . Photo Album     Orchid    Photo Greg Bell   Euc risdonii in flower   Stackhousia monogyna   Oleria     There is a photo album online.

Mount Connection

Tuesday 12 October 2021 From Pulpit Rock  with  view to Mount Montagu The start along the Big Bend Fire Trail is now nicer to walk on than in prior years. Once at the junction with the walking track it becomes nice walking country. We stopped at the copse of trees part way over the plain of the headwaters of Mountain River, where there is a rather pleasant open spot amongst the trees. From there the track sidles up the top of Mount Connection. At this point the track was left to visit The Lectern and then Pulpit Rock ,all in nice alpine vegetation including snow gums,. As always the return part that on the ascent of the fire trail was tedious and felt like the hardest bit of the walk. All up it was 10.3k 5:40. Collins Bonnet A photo album is here. Route profile For some strange reason when the data from the phone app is downloaded the distance is not correct. it is 10.3k   and not the 11.2 shown above Route from track to The Lectern and Pulpit Rock