Cooma North Ridge Walk 13 June 2023

Cooma North Ridge Walk 13 June 2023

A large group of members and some visitors enjoyed a walk around the “best kept” secret at our back door.

First obstacle once we met at Norris Park was to cross the Cooma creek. This was successfully done with only one of our starters electing to retreat and bypass this.

We re-grouped and headed along past the “pound” and onto the gravel track before our second creek crossing. This was a bit more eventful for one member who got both feet submerged.

But the rest of us came through unscathed. Phew. Once we crossed the borrow pits, and past the site of old homestead with remnant quince trees and grove of plums we ascended to the pines. This warmed us up so we had our morning tea rest break at the picnic table under the radiata and native pines.

Then it was off to the  fence line at northern most end of the reserve. This was briefly interrupted by a shower of rain, but we pressed on, soon making it back to “Three Poles Hill” to admire the view over Cooma town centre with the Brothers beyond.

We were then able to test out the new seats  that Geehi Club had donated and installed at the Bunyan Vista and the water tank.

It was all down hill from here back to the park a bit late for lunch. On the way we started discovering some new wayfinding signs and maps that have recently been installed.

So it was  a short but successful morning walk which we will no doubt repeat in future.