Seven people set off in two cars for the long 70 km drive to the Sabine Falls Picnic Area on Saturday, 15th August 2015. The day was fine and ideal for the 3.6 km walk through the rain forest to the falls.

Fresh and clean ready for the walk
Fresh and clean ready for the walk

The track commenced on a gradual grade to the historic Henry’s Saw Mill site but after that the track descended steeply by means of well made steps.

Lachie climbing the moss covered steps on the way back
Lachie climbing the moss covered steps on the way back

There has obviously been no maintenance on the track recently. Just before the falls lookout a large tree had fallen across the track. Trying to negotiate this large fallen tree, assuming the track continued on the other side, took up quite a bit of effort and time until we determined that the tree had fallen across a zig zag of the track and that there was no need to cross the tree to access the continuation of the track.

Offtrack scramble
Offtrack scramble

Crossing the creek was also a bit of an adventure

Crossing the creek
Crossing the creek

The rainforest contained many old growth trees including Blackwoods, Mountain Ash with an understory of treeferns and Blanketleaf.

 

The Falls themselves looked most attractive framed by treeferns and other dense vegetation.

Sabine Falls – Walk Finish
Sabine Falls – Walk Finish

Many types of fungi were growing on the decaying wood and two live black Otway snails were observed on the track during the climb back to the picnic area.

Bracket Fungi
Bracket Fungi

Otway snail
Otway snail


And yes the group made it safely back!

Margaret MacDonald

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