Walk leader Betty Richards took 18 Batemans Bay Bushwalkers on a hike in the Mogo State Forest on a sunny and warm first day of winter.
The route took the group along bike trails, fire tracks, forest roads and then into interesting hill and gully terrain typical of local granite geology. One site in a granite boulder area has been named “Monkey Rock” due to the striking resemblance of the eroded granite rocks to a monkey’s face. The walkers had to share the bike track, at one point, with half a dozen motor bikers who very politely slowed down and waved as they passed through.
Bike riders maintain a number of tracks that Batemans Bay Bushwalkers use from time to time and most of the group agreed that the brief noise and environmental impact was minimal.
The 11-kilometre hike was much enjoyed and a close to home workout for the group.
For more information go to www.baybushwalkers.org.au. We are a crew of around 200 members enjoying the natural secrets of our corner of Australia.