Saturday, March 8, 2008
Canoe Creek runs into the Colo River. The fire trail that leads to the start of the walking track was pushed through as saw millers searched for better logs. The Wollemi became a National Park, and this beautiful wilderness was saved. The ride itself is about 40 km and an easy grade.
Situated about 50km north of Wilberforce, along the Putty road, the area is steep, and pure wildnerness. The day was bright, and clear. I chose to drive the fire trails through Wheeny, Colo until I joined the Putty road a few km north of the Colo Rive Bridge. It was interesting to drive over the damage caused by the storm water. Whilst 4x4 was not needed, certainly ground clearance was.
The ride was fun and uneventful. I spotted Rufus fantail, Firetail, Splendid Wren, Cicada Bird, Eastern Spinebill, and the usual Bell Minor and quite a few sleepy goannas sunning themselves on the trial, annoyed at my intrusion. The ride was an enjoyable way to spend time alone....and a COLD Coopers Original Pale ale greeted me at the car...it was a nice afternoon amongst tall gums, wildlife and fresh air