WILDFLOWER SEASON IN THE GRAMPIANS.

In preparation for updating Grampians Cycling cycling and walking maps, I decided to field check and geo reference the walk down Boroka Lookout to Halls Gap, a distance of some 6 kms. My friend James dropped me off at the lookout which has an altitude of 850 metres. As I started my journey, I realized the wildflowers are out in the Grampians. The wildflowers are small, delicate but colourful. To see the detail one must get up close. On my way down, I photographed some 15 different flowers in 3.5 kms to Mt Victory Rd. The path for the most part is narrow, rough and uneven though well defined. It is mostly downhill with small uphill climbs to cross ridges. The path traverses the escarpment with changing views looking down on Halls Gap and across the valley to the MT WILLIAM RANGES. It is very interesting to look down on CHATAUQUA PEAK and western slope of the WONDERLAND RANGE with its weathered rock layers. It is not an easy walk down and my Nordic Walking poles helped immensely. Going up must be a tough walk.

 

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