- Opposite Granville Spur. A
couple of us thought that that this might be a good place to
climb up to Enmore Long Ridge as named spurs were often
stock routes to the tablelands. Silly idea. Halfway up we
started to see lots of mine exploration digs, and realised
- the spur was probably
named after a 1870s gold miner. Miners dont care how steep
it is if they find gold
- Still, we got out in good
bright daisy with yellow centres and reddish ‘petals’ is a 'garden
escape' originally from Central and South America. It grows to about
90 cm, and is found all along the Macleay gorge bottoms. Some think
it came here from a family who lived near where Tabletop Trail now
crosses Zinnia Creek.
This flood channel was
deepened and kept open by the horses who use it as a convenient
Bushwalkers like it, too!
SLIPPERY WHEN WET!
The Tiger Orchid (Cymbidium canaliculatum)
is found growing on trees from creek bank level to a couple of
hundred metres up ridges in the Macleay gorges. The colour varies
from almost pure red to nearly all yellow.
Postmans Creek junction, an excellent campsite
especially when there is a bit of rain about. There is good water, a
bit of a pool, and an open shaded flat area. Perhaps more
importantly, there is a good escape route up Blue Mountain/ Postmans
Ridge to the road on Enmore Long Point (PRIVATE PROPERTY- get
permission in case you need it). It is another of Max Brennan’s old
campsites, as evidenced by the old camp-oven in the right background,
and a nearby fenced horse paddock.