- 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
- a) the spur was probably
named after a 1870s gold miner, and :
- b) miners donít care how
steep it is if they find gold there.
- Still, we got out in good
bright daisy with yellow centres and reddish Ďpetalsí 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.
Postmanís Creek junction, an excellent campsite
especially when thereís a bit of rain about. Thereí good water, a
bit of a pool, and an open shaded flat area. Perhaps more
importantly, thereís 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). Itís another of Max Brennanís old
campsites, as evidenced by the old campoven in the right background,
and a nearby fenced horse paddock.