Saturday, February 7, 2009

Love Creek Falls and the Cedar Tree

The base of the falls and bush walkers in the shade.

We assembled early at the Samford Patisserie, Sorted ourselves into fewer cars then drove to the end of Cedar Creek Road. Sue Ward lead us through this area that she's known since she was a girl. We worked our way up the creek rock hopping and crisscrossing. There were lots of opportunities to practice our rock scrambling skills.
The going was tough in places and we assisted each other up the steep slopes and past the slippery rocks. Two turned back to wait for the party to return.
Somewhere along the way Cedar Creek changed its name to Love Creek -I only found this out later after checking Google maps.
The water was crystal clear all the way. And lots of swimming holes - We tried at least five. Being hot and sweaty, the swimmers enjoyed the cold water. By the end only Gerry didn't swim, but he took a great photo or two - to be shown on club night.
Close to the falls the way became steep, smooth and wet. Some of us trusted to a rope anchored to rock - which proved to be very handy but not quite long enough.
After a short rest at the base of falls, some scrambled up an incline to the top. They reported great views. (No, I was not one of them.)
One the way back Sue diverted us up a tributary to lunch near a large Cedar Tree.
The trip back was very hot when we broke cover and walked under the sun. By now the locals had arrived at the swimming holes.
A coffee and cheese cake back the patisserie was well deserved.
Thanks Sue.

1 comment:

  1. This is nice not having to do a trip report! thank you Kevin for being the official phtographer. I'm looking forward to the next meeting!