|Burnt trees on the hills almost look like fur|
We followed Mud Hut Creek upstream to some rock steps leading to Beehive Falls. I waited in the cool shade beside the rock pools while Darryl continued on to see if he could get a view (which he couldn't).
|I couldn't find out what this it|
|Scarlet Pimpernel (Lysimachia arvensis)|
|Kangaroo Apple (Solanum lacinatum)|
Darryl climbed Hollow Mountain while I visited the Rock Art Shelter (Gulgun Manja). Hollow Mountain had large rockpools near the top, which seemed strange given how dry it felt. The are is very popular with rock-climbers who were also heading up. This whole area had been burnt out 2 years ago and is in recovery. it is very sad to see the results of the fire, but good to see the recovery.
|View from Hollow Mountain|
|A tiny birdnest|
It was a pleasant drive through the Wartook Valley, with rural farming areas, with wheat, sheep, olives and wine.
|Sheoak (Casuarina spp)|
I had planned a couple of other stops, but it was getting late and we needed to get fuel so headed back to Hall's Gap. We had an idiot overtake us on a very narrow, dangerously winding part of the road, while we were stuck behind 2 other slower cars, so he didn't achieve anything. A hot shower was enjoyed again (thanks to Darryl), and BBQ'd lamb and garlic cabbage after happy hour was delicious. The park is pretty full tonight, and 8pm and the flies are still going! Some idiots were still talking very loudly (although a long way away from us) at 2:30am.
|Darryl's homemade pig cooks dinner very well with minimal wood|