ONE CLASSIC LOCAL WALK AND ONE NEW WALK
Two walks were completed this week. The first one to Nadjanua (little Drom) a local annual favourite.. Sixteen walkers met at Hoyer's Farm and walked to the summit. The path was more distinct than in the past, as quite a bit of Lantana removal had been done this winter. The first section is quite steep and the second through the bush was rocky and scrambly. The whole group made it to the summit with 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside,Tilba,south to Bermagui and east over the ocean.After morning tea on the Mountain the group made its way down past Bobundra Swamp which is suffering due to dry times we are in and onto Little Lake next to the ocean. Lunch was had here with Gulaga and Nadjanuga dominating the skyline. We travelled back to the cars via the farm paddocks. Jan Thomas was thanked by Jo Mariet for conducting this 8 klm iconic south coast walk.
The second walk to Spring Mountain in the Belowra Valley ( 1.5 hours west of Bodalla) was a new walk to the group. Jen Mathieson a member of the Thomson Family led this walk on there family farm. A car shuffle was involved to help the start and finish of this walk. The first section of the walk was up Little Spring Mountain where morning tea was taken. The second section to Spring Mountain, was through the bush, up a steep incline and up to large rocky outcrops which marked the summit. The area was explored with a large blaze on a tree marking the descent which was through slippery steep slopes to another prominent rocky outcrop where we all had lunch. Many figs were growing in the cracks of these granite rocks looking for moisture and support. After a short time we made our way to a fire trail and across cleared paddocks to the car where drivers retrieved all the cars, for the walkers to return home. Steve Deck thanked Jen for her wonderful 6.4 klm walk and all her recollections of family tales and adventures in the Belowra Valley. Another unique and special walk was enjoyed by all.
The spring summer program is now available on the web site http://www.dalmenynaroomabushwalkers.info