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Gardens of Stones - anyone been in since the fires

Postby Osik » Tue 29 Sep, 2020 4:45 pm

Thinking of heading in to the gardens of stone for a few days later this week or over the next few. Was planning on taking in Macleans pass, Mt davidson, point cameron, pantoneys crown & baal bone gap (essentially following one of david noble’s trip reports) - does anyone know how much of that country has been burnt? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Gardens of Stones - anyone been in since the fires

Postby FatCanyoner » Tue 29 Sep, 2020 10:20 pm

Pretty much everything burnt in the Gardens of Stone. Fire intensity varied greatly between different areas. Some really got smashed. Others are growing back well. It's a good time to explore though, as there's no scrub.
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Re: Gardens of Stones - anyone been in since the fires

Postby Osik » Wed 30 Sep, 2020 11:50 am

Thanks, that helps heaps!
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Re: Gardens of Stones - anyone been in since the fires

Postby tom_brennan » Wed 30 Sep, 2020 12:56 pm

Keep in mind that Wolgan (https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/ ... ue-to-fire) and Ben Bullen (https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/ ... ue-to-fire) State Forests are still closed from the bushfires, so getting to most of the places you listed isn't possible!

We recently did a loop to Pantoneys from the west - Tarpeian Rock, Baal Bone Point, Pantoneys, Moffitts Pagodas. All in Gardens of Stone. Scrub was minimal.

Our original route was going to be similar to yours.
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