The Grindell’s Hut B-grade camp was held in the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park in mid August 2016.
Seven people participated for the six challenging walks over station tracks, up rocky creek beds and cascades – unusually with water in them – and through spectacular and steep gorges.
Vegetation was lush and ranged from giant river red gums, to eremophila, Australian hops bushes, cassia and even some Sturt Desert peas.
Well, we observed history from millennia-aged indigenous petroglyphs, through pastoral history with remnant buildings such as shearing sheds and outbuildings, horse and sheep yards, spring fed windmills, wells, modern Aroona Dam, remains of short-lived copper and magnetite mines, macabre century ago murder and cremation sites and monuments, endangered rare purple spotted gudgeons and yellow-footed rock wallabies, star filled nights and giant full moons, and early dawn sitting on the veranda watching the morning sun spreading its golden light upon the mountains, bird watching, photography and drawing.
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