17/3/2018 – A cycling weekend
The Waterous Loop is a 65.3 kilometre loop trail located near Waroona, and going through Nanga, Western Australia, Australia. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for mountain biking.
Here are David and I at Lake Navarino Forest Cafe, all ready and eager for our two day cycling trip. I am keen to do a reconnoitre of this route for an AOA cycling event, and want to see the quality of the track. We head off to cycle the northerly part of the loop first, up through Nanga, and on to the Bidjar Ngoulin Camp Site.
I am so happy to be out on my packed up bike again, and the track winds through tall trees and fallen leaves. In the back of my mind is my proposed trip in May of the entire Munda Biddi. Half of this Waterous Trail is Munda Biddi track and the rest is devoted to making the loop circular so that one can end up back where one started.
Examining a burnt out tree that has managed to still be standing. The track here has a lot of pea gravel and can be quite difficult to keep upright on.
The shadows are getting longer, but onwards we go, we must be near that hut by now!
Here is the hut, there are also campsites nearby. Water in water tanks, bike racks, bike tools and an area for bike repairs. Accommodation is very basic, everyone beds down on the plank, happy to be out of the wind and rain. If it were very cold I think I would put up my tent and be a lot warmer.
Off early the second day. Note the trail marker on the left hand side of the trail. A beautiful day, blue skies, no wind and a pleasant riding track.
Uh oh, David is still trying to work out which way to go!
The view down one of the creeks we cycled over, current thinking is to leave all the dead wood where it falls to allow small creatures to shelter, breed and to maintain a balanced environment.