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Bush walk – Bushfolds Flat

When we walked up Mount Tennent using the fire trail we saw a junction with a trail leading to Bushfolds Flat. We’d never heard of Bushfolds Flat but decided to return to investigate. We walk during school hours and it’s a 1 hour drive each way so we only have about 4 hours of walking time and like to challenge ourselves to maximise distance walked.

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Junction with Mount Tennent fire trail and Bushfolds Flat fire trail

Two weeks ago we followed the fire trail again and this time turned left towards Bushfold Flat. Instantly the gradient changed from steep to almost flat and it was a pleasure to walk across green meadows with dozens of kangaroos silently observing us.

IMG_20140430_110029We had a quick look in the hiking hut and continued a couple more kilometers.
IMG_20140430_110117 IMG_20140430_110146 We didn’t know where we were headed and realised that we needed to keep an eye on the time but we decided to take a right turn up onto the mountain and join the Australian Alps walking trail. IMG_20140430_113438 IMG_20140430_113901

The forest changed as we levelled out at the top

The forest changed as we levelled out at the top

Another lovely fungus!

Another lovely fungus!

We climbed steadily and steeply on a nice bush track winding our way up and eventually approached the top. It was very tranquil and we didn’t encounter another person the whole time.  We took a short rest at a junction with a trail leading to the summit of Mount Tennent, then descended the way we had come.

Junction between Mount Tennent summit trail and Australian Alps trail

Junction between Mount Tennent summit trail and Australian Alps trail

We walked fairly fast and felt pretty comfortable especially because a part of the fire trail is on the lovely Bushfolds Flat. We were intrigued by the thought of making it a loop track and felt compelled to return another time to go all the way to the summit.

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Output from My Tracks app

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Output from My Tracks app

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This entry was posted on May 15, 2014 by in Nature and tagged , , , , , , .
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