Thursday evening 2 November 2023: Frost Hollow to Forest Walk – S/E. On this circular walk you will be looking for remnants of ten different types of gum tree (eucalypts). We will start by walking along a low ridge from Cook to the Aranda bushland. From there we pick up the Frost Hollow trail and look for our first tree – an Apple Box. We then head towards the Frost Hollow itself, passing Blakely’s Red Gum, Yellow Box and Candlebark on the way. We then pass some Snow Gums before walking up hill in the Aranda bushland. On the way up look for the Red Stringybark and the Broad-leaved Peppermint trees, further uphill we should see Red Box. The track takes us downhill again passing Scribbly Gums and Brittle Gums.
From Garmin Connect (Epix Gen 2) – Distance: 5.24km | Climb: 120vm (Elev Corrections Enabled) | Time: 1:11 moving + 0:22 of stops = 1:33 | Grading: S/E; E(5).
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I last did this walk on 21 Jan 16. The main reason for posting this walk (apart from having it available to review when I’m old and doddery and sitting in my rocking chair) is to recommend these Canberra Bushwalking Club Thursday evening walks. They’re beaut little couple of hours of fresh air and scheduled every Thursday evening between now and end of February. Check them out and come along.
This ramble very ably led by Diana. Stops at all the different tree signs. I don’t know whether I’ll ever be able to identify gums without a sign.
Much chatter (a great sign), ranging from mountain bike riding to gravitational wave physics.
An interesting ‘circle of regeneration’ or grandmother tree.
A nice water feature.
We touched on the very new Loiterton Trail at the second bit of signage.
The tea tree tunnel looks like fun.
Back at the cars just before torches required.
10 walkers – Diana K (leader).
The AllTrails map is here, where you can pan and zoom.
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