Saturday, March 5, 2016

KINCUMBA MOUNTAIN RIDGE TRAIL HIKE - 6 MARCH 2016

I watched the sun peek over the ocean horizon then headed to Kincumba Mountain for a hike.


Another push for the hamstring as this hike though short - 1km - is steep and rocky in sections.


Hiking is definitely the way to get closer to nature. I could hear the leaves crackle under each step or the call of birds in the tree tops.

I stopped a number of times to look closely at the bark, trunk and canopy of the trees. The shapes are varied and sometimes strange. One spotted red gum had a branch bigger than the trunk which grew towards the ground then bend upwards again in a 'U' shape. Some other tress were shaped around a sandstone outcrop before continuing their upward journey.


The rocks were also interesting. Being sandstone they were relatively easy to shape by the wind, rain and tree roots. A few of them looked a little face like though a bit grotesque.


It was a pleasant and quiet 1km hike with some interesting features.

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