Saturday 25 May 2019
Photos by Ian, Simon & Karen
Ian led eight Batemans Bay Bushwalkers to a rarely visited and difficult to access part of Monga National Park rainforest. The 8.5 km walk took members through areas of White Ash forest, where long strands of bark shed by these trees meshed together with bracken, fallen branches and thorny vines to make progress very slow.
The effort was rewarded when the forest floor opened out to reveal a lower canopy thick with tree ferns, rocks and logs covered by mosses, ferns and fungi. All of this, towered over by huge Pinkwood trees and Brown Barrel eucalypts.
The walkers found that most body parts ached at the end of the day, but the magical memories will linger long after the pain has subsided.