Durras Mountain East Face

Saturday 29 September 2018

Photos by Karen and Phillip

Any club member who knows Rob would be happy to go on a walk he leads in rain, hail or shine. For his Durras Mountain walk, seven walkers joined Rob to do all those conditions in the course of one walk.

Under forbidding skies we headed out from Pebbly Beach Car Park toward Snake Bay as a light shower started to fall. The shower stopped by the time we reached the climb up to Durras Mountain through the beautiful spotted gum and mahogany forest, so layers came off. By the time we huffed and puffed our way to the top, the weather had given way to another light shower and light hail as we walked with layers replaced across the sedge grasses along the old road.

After a morning tea break we took off in bright sunshine through dense bush down the slope to the old farm road. Again going on in sunny weather we diverted to avoid the high tide until we reached Snake Bay for lunch. By this time chilly southerly winds brought another change in conditions and layers came back on. Finally we made our way back along the stunningly beautiful coastal track to Pebbly Beach after a great walk lead by Rob.