Saturday 29 October 2016
Photos by Bob M, Helen and Mary
After a bit of a drive on dusty roads, through several creek crossings in lovely country and the “car shuffle from hell” we arrived at the beginning of the walk ready for a good 16km hike.
Described as a ”good uphill walk”, Bolaro Mountain and Buckenbowra Valley certainly delivered the goods!
There was plenty of downhill too, but with such varied terrain, pockets of rainforest, some interesting bird song and swathes of spring flowers, the 16 of us were distracted enough to make it comfortably. To top it all, we even had great views of mist covered hills and the distant Clyde river as we climbed Bolaro Mountain and followed the ridge back down into the beautiful pastoral valley.
The old Bolaro Mountain Road was admired for it’s construction and stone work to shore it up but found to be wanting where a wooden bridge had rotted through. The Black Wattle was in full flower and walking past a remote homestead made us wonder what it was like to live in this picturesque out-of-the-way area.
Thank you for another great walk.