Location: The Kurrajongs
Event Name:Flaggy Creek Gorge
Leader Barbara Williams
Start Date: 15/06/2019 09:00
Finish Date:15/06/2019 16:30
Member Participants: 8
Guest Participants:
Distance/Time: 14kms 7.5 hrs
Rating:Grade 4 - Tracks may be long, rough and very steep
Points of Interest: Rugged bushland Waterfall and Gorge
Mobile phone reception: Rarely
Event Report: Barb's Walk started at 9am from The Kurrajongs. 8 people from MVB climbed up to Valley View through the fog, disappointed to miss the fabulous view. Continuing on, the track was very slippery in places,especially over rocks and clay soils. Walkers were very careful. Soon we were able to see patches of blue skies and views in the distance. Many different types of fungi along the track, and lichen in flower. We reached The Oaks for morning tea. Further on, nearly to the Cliff Edge, one silly dill slipped on a slippery stick and fell over. We then made our way to the top of the waterfall, negotiating the tree roots, rocks, and meanderings of the track. Suprisingly the rocks at the top of the waterfall were not slippery because they are in the sunshine. We enjoyed our lunch in the sunshine on top of the waterfall, with fabulous views down into the gorge. After lunch we all voted to take 'Don's Discovery Tour'.
Don guided us across the waterfall, up through 100 meters of bush, to the 4 wheel drive road, which we followed downhill to the creek. Beautiful blue sky and sunshine by now as we crossed green pastures and followed the bush line arriving at the Mt. Lawson State Park fence. Here we joined the fire trail, leading us 4 kms back to The Kurrajongs. Don's Discovery Tour was an easier walk, rather than negotiating the slippery track , up and down the hills, back the same way we had come. Everyone enjoyed the walk, the views, the bush, and the visit to the beautiful isolated spot at Flaggy Creek Gorge.
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