Somewhere new (10-11 Oct 2020)
I love going to new places and so it was exciting when a walk to an area I’d never heard of appeared on our bushwalking club program. Thanks to Lauren for showing us Mount Royal National Park north of Singleton.
We started off with an on-track 450m descent.
Then had a nice wander up Carrow Brook
Before plunging into some denser vegetation…
Somewhere through there are Paul and Jo!
Before we got back onto a relatively flat trail (having regained most of our 450m already!)
Lots of orchids around! (sarcochilus falcatus)
Lunch views after a further climb
And we’re still going up! One of the few sections of the walk which had burnt
It got a bit interesting
With expansive views of the surrounds
Popping out of the forest into an open section
The very closed in Royal Trig
Magnificent grass trees – unfortunately a bit scorched
Now this is what I’m here for!
Loving the narrow ridge
And now for some descending
A pleasant campsite
Climbing back up for sunset
some sort of flower
Sunset from the ridge
No body home any more
Pleasant ridge walking
Lunch (sadly without the views to the East)
More grass trees
Firetrail back to the cars