Caleyi Trail Loop (Garigal NP)

Caleyi Trail Loop (Garigal NP)
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A short-ish loop bushwalk down the Caleyi Trail in Garigal National Park, returning via the Ya Right and Coopers Blue mountain-bike tracks.  A relatively short afternoon walk, exploring the northern end of the Caleyi Trail and hoping to find some Aboriginal engravings along the way. It’s not the most pleasant start to a bushwalk: after parking near the Tumbledown Dick Rural Fire Brigade it takes me a while to cross the busy Mona Vale Road. Then there’s the sight of rubbish strewn along the highway as I walk up to the start of the firetrail. Finally I’m on the Caleyi Trail, and gradually leaving the traffic noise behind.

I’m seeing more wildflowers on each bushwalk I do, as we get closer to spring. (Although I didn’t find out until after doing this walk that the trail is named after Caley’s Grevillea, a medium to tall shrub that is only found in an 8km square area that includes Belrose, Ingleside and Terrey Hills/Duffys Forest).
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