Mount Direction and Madmans Hill

Thursday 21 November 2013

Originally we were going to walk elsewhere but the weather forecast persuaded us that a circuit of Mount Direction, Madmans Hill and Gunners Quoin would allow is to cut the day short when and if the predicted rain arrived.  After the climb to Direction, where mist was rolling in, it was down to an open plateau that was followed north to Madmans Hill.  At this point it looked like conditions would deteriorate, from the occasional drizzle we were experiencing, and the walk was changed to return via Saggy Flats.

A kids cubby on slopes of Mount Direction

Kids cubby on slopes of Mount Direction

Old tree now dead on eastern end of Mount Direction



Old gum that now looks to be dead on eastern peak of DirectionTeucrium corymbosum  at Madmans Hill

Teucrium corymbosum on summit of Madmans Hill

We were back at the cars at 2:40 pm and were just driving off when the rain arrived.

Mount Direction had been subjected to a burn off several months ago, but it looked to us that the fire was too  intense, with lots of old trees having been so badly effected that they had fallen over.  Some spots had deep ash from the fire.

Trees down following burn off on slopes of Mount Direction

Trees down following burn off on slopes of Mount Direction


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