Three completely different walks were organised to start our Spring Program.
The opening walk began with a return walk to the Monolith Valley in the Budawang National Park.This strenuous one day walk took 11 hours and was led by Davey McMillan. with 5 other walkers. What a treat this world class bushwalking area in our region, with conglomerate craggy cliffs, rainforest gullies,The huge Natural Arch, Up through the Green Room, shear walled cliffs, and onto the Seven God's Pinnacles. We had a good look around and lunch in the area and walked out down Kalianna Ridge. We unwound and rested at the campsite that night after a fantastic day. The group was led safely and steadily by a great bloke who kept on encouraging us all up this "Grand Wee Hill".
Group Members- Davey Mc Millian, Steve Deck, Jenny Bourke, Judy Whiting, Donna Garten and David Maidment.
The second walk was at Begunnu Beach in Mimosa Rocks N.P. Fourteen walkers headed south for the annual rare bird count, with Steve Deck as leader. Rare Hooded Plovers were sighted and many other species. Rock scrambling over rocky headlands with some beach walking was a delight with even some whales sighted breaching in the distance. The group returned to Picnic Point where Steve was thanked by Kerren Ogg.
The third and last walk was held on Saturday 7th of Sept to the Swamp Trail Forest area west of Bodalla. Ten walkers met at Dalmeny and travelled out the Eurobodalla Road to this fire trail. We walked up and down some steep pinches into some dry creek beds where we found some unusual native orchid clinging to rocks above the flood lines. We had some nice views over the Tally Ho region and west towards the Nerrigundah hills. We walked 8 klms and Jan Thomas was thanked by David for her efforts in putting this walk on.
The spring summer program is now available on the web site http://www.dalmenynaroomabushwalkers.info