A local scramble to immense trees – Sunday 30 October 2016reservoir creek 1

14 club members and visitors spent a fine day walking from Easby Park to the historic Richmond Reservoir and then up Reservoir Creek to a 500 year old kahikatea tree. Morning tea was had here at the base of the tree. Getting there was a bit of a scramble up the creek, comprised of crossing the creek several times and going from rock to rock. There was a little more water flowing after recent rain so there was no one with dry feet by the time we returned back down to the reservoir. We then went up Cavers Track through Kingsland Forestry, taking a short detour on the way to view a very large 160 year old eucalyptus tree, known as the Barrington Gum, planted as part of a block of trees on Barrington Farm back in 1860 or 1870.

After lunch at the top of Cavers Track the group made their way down a forestry road then climbed again to the top near the Richmond Fire Lookout and then across and down to join up with Jimmy Lee Creek Walkway back out to Hill Street and back to the start at Richmond. There were good views over to Nelson and to the west from a number of locations along the way. The group was Geoff, Andrew, Donell, Pat, Val, Jo & Chris, Julian, Lesley J, Lesley G, and visitors Linda, Missy and Shane.

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