These screes are seldom very big in
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Occasionally they have Red Cedar
and other rainforest elements growing in them, so they are of special interest.
At AG 66 877.936. Native Frangipani (Hymenosporum
flavum) is an occasionally deciduous tree to 20 m high with
tessellated bark. Leaves alternate/whorled, 8–16 x 3–4.5 cm, margins entire (often irregularly toothed in juveniles), soft, thin. Flowers
spring, fragrant; 5 cm diam, cream to yellow or sometimes reddish.
They are widely scattered on the gorge flats.
A Max Brennan
horsetrek campsite at AG66 882.935. He chose good sites, and left
heavy tarps down here as he was coming down frequently . Needs
tidying up now. Always an excellent campsite. (Photo
At AG66 885.933. As
we are not far from the head of the creek, there are many 'rock
gardens' in the river. The pools are generally smaller than
come across holes formed in the bush like these in the creek bank at
AG66 888.936. Often they have been licked out by generations of animals
looking for mineral salts to supplement their diet. Big caves have
been excavated by elephants living on Kenya's Mount Elgon in
search of such salts.
In the horseshoe bend where Deep Creek
enters Blue Mountain Creek at AG66 891.938, the moist environment has lead
to the growth of Dry Rainforest.