Blue Gum Forest - 80th Anniversary Walk - 1 - 2 September 2012

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This was a SUBW walk from Mt Victoria out to Victoria Falls Lookout, and then to Burra Korain Flat and the Grose River. The river was then followed downstream to Blue Gum Forest. There, we met up with a large group of bushwalkers celebrating the 80th anniversary of the reservation of Blue Gum Forest.

I was joined on the walk by Robert from SUBW.

Above - Robert at Victoria Falls Lookout

Above - The Grose Valley

Above - The Silver Cascade - near Victoria Falls

Above - the Grose River at Burra Korain Flat

Above - wattle

Above - Hanging Rock. Looks like some "swingers" were there. You can just see a person (in line with the cliff top) on the rope haging from the end of Hanging Rock

Above - a large detached pinnacle on the northern Grose Wall

Above - Further downstream - another large detached pinnacle - the Mirrorball

Above - the climb - "Bunny Buckets Buttress" (18) goes right up the middle of this photo

Above - another view of the Mirrorball Pinnacle

Above - Blue Gum Forest

Above - the marks on the Blue Gum are made by slugs - the Red Triangle Slug. It eats mould and algae on the bark - keeping the bark nice and clean!

Above - the 80th celebrations were held in Blue Gum Forest at the helipad

Above - David King gave the party a traditional aboriginal welcome and told us some interessting stories about the forest and his people

Above - evening - much singing and recitations

Above - moonrise

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