<< A Domestic Note from the Grampians

09/08/15 - The Grampians - Tales of the North

Our first trail in the Northern Grampians started right in town. We walked from our cottage into the hills, and were soon walking through Australian forest - gum trees and wattles - with wonderful outcrops of old gray sedimentary rock. We followed Stony Creek and were soon at the Venus Baths, one of the most popular sights in the area, but we were stymied trying to climb over a bare rock face a ways on.

We turned around and attacked Mount Cherub, taking a trail we had seen as a turnoff on our way to the pools. We were soon climbing and had wonderful views of the area. Later, we drove a short way into the park and took another trail along Stony Creek to a small waterfall known as Turret Falls.

Old gray stones

Venus Baths

Wet rock above the baths

The wonders of erosion

More erosion and a vista

All sedimentary rock here

Wattles in bloom - It's spring!

Wattles and eroded rock

Turret Falls

Another vista

Almost an ancient temple

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