Wednesday 28 June 2017
Photos by Karen M
15 walkers including 3 visitors travelled down to Kianga this week to explore more tracks in the Bodalla State Forest. First stop was the Forestry Department’s Boxcutting Rainforest walk. Recent logging right to the margins of this rainforest gully has opened up the canopy and is letting in a lot of light. However, it is still a delightful 700m circuit, descending steeply into a fern filled gully, winding through moss covered logs, birds nest ferns, stinging trees and gradually ascending back to the ridge.
The 7 km Cowdroys Creek walk started a couple of kms further up the road, and descends into the northern gully first. No rainforest here, but open grey myrtle forest made for pleasant walking. We passed through herby smelling stands of mint bush (Prostanthera sp), and small pockets of flowering common heath (epacris impressa). After passing through another gully overgrown with ferns we ascended the ridge again for lunch before heading down into the southern gully to follow a very scenic section of Cowdroys Creek.