Thursday 1 October 2020
Photos courtesy of Philip, Erika and Helen
Eighteen walkers set out along the gravel road into Murramarang National Park from the end of Sea Acres Drive. Upon reaching Carls Mountain Road we turned right and continued for a short distance before turning off onto an overgrown track. This track was once a CPT Road but is now strewn with fallen trees and branches, creating an ever changing obstacle course for walkers and horse riders.
The track passed through dry open forest for a while and then took us down into a forest of tall smooth blue gums, in and around Wrights Creek. After briefly pausing in the mostly dry creek bed we started uphill toward Gravel Pit Road. Just before the junction with Gravel Pit Road we stopped for morning tea.
After morning tea we walked along Gravel Pit Road back to Carls Mountain Road and then onto Seven Road. Toward the end of Seven Road we took a short track through the bush to join with Saligna Fire Trail (presumably, as suggested by Karen, named after Eucalyptus saligna). This trail runs parallel to a small creek and once again we meandered through a forest of tall blue gums (Eucalyptus saligna) and spotted gums, with an understorey adorned with creepers and climbers.
The track then lead us up out of the gully and we continued on, through dry open forest, back to our starting point at Sea Acres Drive.