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|A long drop down - thanks for the bridge Mr. Ranger.||It does afford a good view as well.||The bridge from another angle.||We see another orchid here - a few months off yet before it flowers.|
|Tunnels again.||I'm sure Joey and mates are proud of this but I'm not.|
|The fire seemed to miss this area and all looked quite natural.||I thought this must be the top - we are close now.|
|Looking back the way we came up|
|Then I see it - the real top - the look-out comes into view.||Full Zoom - to confirm it.||Still a bit more to go.|
|We catch up together again.||Lake Bellfield was full some 10 years ago, now its almost empty.||Lake Fyans - still some water left in it!|
A photostitch of a couple of photos - a wide view from the top towards Lake Bellfield.
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|Water is still trickling in to the dam.|
|We decided to do a round trip - this is the other way down.||Strong re-growth in the forest near the top.|
|Great views and some difficult (for us) terrain.||A fair amount of rock hopping as we go down.|
|A last view of the Tower Hill, now with a plume of smoke behind it.||I look back to the top.|
Steep - care needed on these rocks as we go down.
|Back to forest, leaving the rocks behind.|
|Gentle slopes for a while||Fallen tree makes and arch for us.||When our kids were much younger we sat for a rest here not any more.||2.5 KM to the top.|
|We take our road to the left (Burma Track).||This section should be much easier - but it's a bit stony and you need to take care,||Views sneak in between the trees.||The road seems to have been graded, note the layers of rock in the embankment.|
|We had expected to see an old hut along this section, but, alas the fire has taken it away.||Daisy.||We looked up and were amazed that we saw the top - before the fires there would have been no way to see the top this easily.||Amazingly there is someone up there - its now 4 pm - a bit late to be there if you want to walk out in the light.|
|We hoped to see these small orchids and we did right near the end.||We had to take a photo of this amazing rock - a really weird pattern.|
|We took about 5 hours for the 11 to 12 km
round trip for this medium/hard walk - slow, but we did take lots of photo
stops. I made it - there was never a doubt that my other half would
always make it. It was a great day and a great walk.
If you have the time it's a must do.
|A fallen tree. A widow maker. This can happen so easily after fire.||Back to the main road.||A race to the car and hot drinks.|
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