Bung Crag and The Lost City - 31 January 2015

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Party - John, Chuin Nee, Jasper, Su Li, Brent, Dave

The plan was to camp at Goochs Crater. Chuin Nee, Brent and Su Li were going climbing at Bung Crag in the South Branch of Bungleboori Ck, and John, Jasper and myself joined the others at the crag in the morning.

Above - Lots of these strange looking beetles were flying around the area. This one didn't seem to want to fly - but it wanted to walk around quite fast - so was hard to photograph! It is a Feather Horned Beetle (Rhipicera femoralis)

Above - Chuin Nee on "The Last Supper" (15), Su Li belaying. Brent watching.

Above - Boletellus emodensis

Above - Boletellus emodensis

Above - Su Li on "The Last Supper", Brent belaying

John, Jasper and myself then went for a walk up the South Branch of Bungleboori Creek - past a few more climbing areas.

Above - A Pink Flannel Flower (Actinotus forsythia) - we found a small grove of these along the creek

Above - Jasper and John walking out from the crag

Above - Jasper did well climbing up the big hill

John, Jasper and myself then walked back to the car and drove out to the Lots City. None of us had been out that way before - and we were shocked at the wasteland the road had become. Four wheel drive tarcks everywhere - huge ruts, big deep pools of mud. Very distressing!

Above - cliffs and Pagodas

Above - another grove of pink flannel flowers at the Lost City carpark.

Above - pagodas

Above - pagodas

Above - Pink Flannel Flowers (Actinotus forsythia)

Above - A white variety of Pink Flannel Flower (Actinotus forsythia)

Above - Jasper on his bike

We then headed back to the Dumbano Fire Trail and walked down to Goochs Crater

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