Lonesome pine state forest is about 75km north-west of Albury – directly north of Corowa and just to the east of Coreen. I first ‘heard of it’ as it shows up as a big green rectangle of uncleared land/forest on google satellite, and I’m hoping it might be a nice ‘new’ walk for the winter months.
Be warned that this walk might be the most unexciting walk you’ve done with the club, however there are quite nice views over the surrounding farmland and it is a change of scenery from the ‘usual’ alpine walks.
The following informative website advises that the forest is a unique time-capsule of White Cypress-pine on land that was likely cleared in the late 1800s, but then untouched since. This has meant that the trees (and surrounding vegetation) have regrown in a really interesting and natural way (unlike other pine forests where the trees are thinned for harvesting).
I’ve devised a 14km loop/meander on 4wd tracks through the forest. My gps anticipates a minimal altitude gain of 95m for the whole day.
- Grade 2 Easy-Medium
- Leader: David G
- Phone: Bookings the Wednesday prior to the walk please: 0432 632 142 after 6pm
- Participant numbers:max 12 participants
- For more information and updates about BBC activities, check www.borderbushwalkingclub.com.au