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Orroral Valley up to De Salis Creek. Images of Canberra.

By KB1971 - 21 June 2011 7

orroral valley kangaroos

Here are a few I took with my phone on a little pedal that my wife and I did yesterday from Orroral Valley up to De Salis Creek on the Cotter Hut FT.

kangaroos

cotter catchment

fire trail

de salis creek

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Orroral Valley up to De Salis Creek. Images of Canberra.
KB1971 8:50 am 22 Jun 11

creative_canberran said :

Nice, it’s looking quite nice down there judging by the first two photos. Was there back in December and shocked by how long the grass was and overgrown the paths were. You could just see the roos ears poking out the top of the grass.

Plenty of roos to keep it down, that was one of about 3 groups we saw along the valley.

Deref 7:22 am 22 Jun 11

😀 Pretty good shots from a phone!

creative_canberran 3:58 pm 21 Jun 11

Nice, it’s looking quite nice down there judging by the first two photos. Was there back in December and shocked by how long the grass was and overgrown the paths were. You could just see the roos ears poking out the top of the grass.

KB1971 1:53 pm 21 Jun 11

cobberas63 said :

Great stuff KB1971!

I’ve never worked out why the Cotter Hut FT is officially closed to bikers. Nor, for that matter, the Mount Franklin Road.

Always been a few bike tracks in the gravel when I’ve been up there though….

Thanks Mate.

Bimberi wilderness & the head waters of the Cotter River is the reason. Seeing as the Cotter is one of our main water supplies I would say the reason is to reduce environmental impact BUT they still let campers in there???? Also a bulldozer had been in there recently to clean the roads up, they were in great condition……..

Riding a pushbike on formed roads makes little to no impact (which was palinly evident) compared to say deer (planty of evidence of those) I wild dogs (plenty of dog poo along the track).

Anyway, I am a coast boy, I dont really miss it that much, lurv the mountains!!!!

cobberas63 1:04 pm 21 Jun 11

Great stuff KB1971!

I’ve never worked out why the Cotter Hut FT is officially closed to bikers. Nor, for that matter, the Mount Franklin Road.

Always been a few bike tracks in the gravel when I’ve been up there though….

Gerry-Built 12:18 pm 21 Jun 11

That whole area is pretty damned nice. Some good hiking and MTB riding. It is a real pity Rowley’s (sp?) Hut burnt down a few years back.

The area that was formerly known as the tracking station is a great place to fly a kite, too.

KB1971 11:41 am 21 Jun 11

It was a “not so lazy Sunday afternoon”.

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