Saturday, 11 August 2012

Mt Majura and Mt Taylor

On Thursday Trevor did a triple ascent of Mt Taylor. He is really building his climbing ability. He went up and down three different tracks which provides a variety of terrain and conditions.

On Friday evening I spoke to Michael and we agreed to do a walk on Saturday (today), the first we had done together for quite a few weeks. Michael called past a little after 10 and we decided to tackle Mt Majura which is 890m above sea level at its peak. This is higher than both Mt Ainslie and Black Mountain and the gain is certainly more than that of Mt Ainslie.

We stopped in Dickson so that Michael could be fed before tackling the hike.

There were a surprising number of cars crammed into the small car park at the entrance to the reserve. This was actually a real car park as opposed to the informal ones that are generally the norm. There appeared to be a group of people meeting at the entrance to the reserve. What their plans were we didn't care as we just set off up the slope.

While the vegetation was not thick it was certainly heavy enough to obscure much of the view. There were only occasional breaks allowing views across bits of the surrounding area. Damn trees! The views from the top of the mountain were also obscured by trees. We can say that we have climbed Mt Majura but I don't think that I will bother to do so again.

While Michael and I were away Trevor walked down to Cooleman Court and back. He didn't see any kangaroos today. I must admit that there are days when I don't see any kangaroos on Mt Arawang and its surrounds, too.

On the other hand, the Mt Taylor Reserve and the adjacent horse paddock is teeming with roos. Every time I have walked through the reserve in the past month there have been roos and often a multitude. Today was not exception when I did a circuit of the mountain in the late afternoon.

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