Leaving the peaceful settings of the back roads south of Pemberton, my posse and me saddle up towards Northcliffe!
Northcliffe is a nice little town, even better with a cafe serving burgers and chips! That alone makes it a nice town! Then, to top it a store selling Iranian dates … dam fine too! From here a short cycle to a proper bush campsite. Sid’s Campground.
The following day, the push towards Yirra Kartta Hut. The first real day of rain. It didn’t last too long, though.
This was a bigger day than the norm been at 48km. But, WOW what a great place to get to.
The view from the granite outcrop shows the devastation that was caused by a huge wildfire that ripped through the region in the summer 2015 – 2016.
All the huts so far have been special, but this one just stands above. It’s not easy to get to and is 48kms away from any kind of civilization. Or in my cycling terms … a days ride!
Snakes are still abundant this time of year, so very careful when going through certain bush tracks. On a bike you can be on the snake before you or the snake knows it. And this has nearly happened a few times!
Fernhook Falls is a fairly short ride and with that, the posse decided to take the longer route via a river crossing that was open this time of year.
Took a bit longer than first thought! Worth it, though. More dense overgrown trails. Not many take this route then!
Did have a close incursion with a family of Wild Boar. Kept a good distance as these can easily break your legs. There was a young’un there too, so even more aware. Then, lost sight of them in the dense bush. Bit more concerning as I could hear them, but couldn’t see them. Made haste and got out of there sharpish!
The night spent at Fernhook Falls municipal camp ground. Cyclists free!
Photos generally shot with an Olympus TG5 – As I found out in editing, the HDR (High Dynamic Range) setting is not appropriate for shooting by hand, with moving objects and sunlight. But hey … they’re vibrant! 😄 Occasional use of a Google Nexus 6P.
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